Matthias Müller

Matthias Müller
Graz University of Technology | TU Graz · Institute for Software Technology

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New technological possibilities and paradigm shifts from product-centered to service-centered offerings are one of the main drivers of business models. Business ventures today are more and more networked. Often, various partners are needed to deliver a service or product to frequently cross-linked customers with sometimes bi-or even multi-variant r...
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Today, different actors, such as developers, supporters, companies or public entities, contribute in different ways to non-profit open source software projects. The majority of them is contributing for individual and personal reasons, aiming to create (intangible) value that is important to themselves. Besides that, users are today often not direct...
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Although career chances are good, technology, engineering and especially computer science (CS) related studies still do not attract as many female students as other fields. This paper describes a study in the context of an introductory CS course for first semester university students. In this course essential programming concepts are taught and exe...
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Google provides Android Vitals, a set of reports and tools for Android Developers as part of Google Play Console. Android Vitals can help developers improve their Android apps after an app has been launched by providing information on how their app is performing in key areas such as battery use, performance, and stability (freezes and crashes). And...
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Engaging contributors in a Free Open Source Software (FOSS) project can be challenging. Finding an appropriate task to start with is a common entrance barrier for newcomers. Poor code quality contributes to difficulties in the onboarding process and limits contributor satisfaction in general. In turn, dissatisfied developers tend to exacerbate prob...
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Already early in the history of open source projects it became apparent that they are driven by only a few contributors, creating the biggest portion of code. Whereas this has already been shown in previous research, this work adds a time perspective and considers the dynamics and evolution of communities. These aspects become increasingly importan...
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Sponsored Open Source Software projects, driven by various actors, have to balance the needs of volunteer contributors and business objectives. This work presents Catrobat, a FLOSS project established at Graz University of Technology, and how it introduced agile product owners. Product owners communicate the product vision, provide a general direct...
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Open source software and open innovation are an important resource for today's industries. Communities collaboratively create different kind of publicly available value, boosting innovation and also technology. However, whereas this value is generated and captured by various involved parties, the outcomes are, in many cases, commercialized by compa...
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Open source is widely used for educational purposes in higher education around the world. While many educators use open source resources for teaching, there seems to be few contributions to such projects of students as part of their university courses. In this work we present our experience on establishing open source development from student contr...
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Open source projects got an important part today's software landscape. Thousands of these projects are collaboratively driven by communities following a shared vision. But governing open communities towards this shared vision comes along with various difficulties. In general, agile methods allow to manage such systems of collaborative development a...
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Most of the 700 million teenagers everywhere in the world already have their own smartphones, but comparatively few of them have access to PCs, laptops, OLPCs, Chromebooks, or tablets. The free open source non-profit project Catrobat allows users to create and publish their own apps using only their smartphones. Initiated in 2010, with first public...
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Managing complex software ecosystems, such as Free Open Source Software projects, is crucial for software-producing organizations. This article presents a framework that helps to visualize complex ecosystem settings and to gain insights on value-engines. This provides a basis to align business strategies to the needs of all relevant contributors an...

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