Fravalg i et Open Source Software-projekt - en analyse af "wontfix" i Drupal Core

Jim Johan Ring Jepsen

Studenteropgave: Speciale


This thesis examines how “wontfix”, a coordination mechanism designed to close unwanted work processes, is used and justified in the open source software-project Drupal Core, which is based on a consensus driven peer review process. Through a qualitative approach to content analysis, this thesis presents relevant categories of messages, which reveals different reasons to stop the work. The thesis identifies two main categories: those aimed at the project, and those aimed at the process. Furthermore, context is given to these messages by juxtaposing them to authority roles and counterarguments. As a supplement to the findings in the content analysis, the thesis also concludes by indicating differences in the various role types of the project, and points to different expectations for these roles. It is worth noting that the use of wontfix opposed to other coordination mechanisms sometimes overlap. Also, that the amount, style, and need for articulation of the message might vary from sparse to extensive. And lastly, messages might sometimes reflect processes external from the main discussion.

UddannelserVirksomhedsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Antal sider52
VejledereAda Scupola