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What is the Truck Factor of popular GitHub applications? A first assessment

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(...) Also, the reference for that "Truck factor" is really good: https://t.co/OanJCTO58S
RT @rdicosmo: Guess what is the truck (or bus) factor of quite a lot of popular Free and Open Source projects ? https://t.co/G2OBEEBt1W @gt…
RT @rdicosmo: Guess what is the truck (or bus) factor of quite a lot of popular Free and Open Source projects ? https://t.co/G2OBEEBt1W @gt…
RT @rdicosmo: Guess what is the truck (or bus) factor of quite a lot of popular Free and Open Source projects ? https://t.co/G2OBEEBt1W @gt…
RT @rdicosmo: Guess what is the truck (or bus) factor of quite a lot of popular Free and Open Source projects ? https://t.co/G2OBEEBt1W @gt…
RT @rdicosmo: Guess what is the truck (or bus) factor of quite a lot of popular Free and Open Source projects ? https://t.co/G2OBEEBt1W @gt…
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RT @rdicosmo: Guess what is the truck (or bus) factor of quite a lot of popular Free and Open Source projects ? https://t.co/G2OBEEBt1W @gt…
RT @rdicosmo: Guess what is the truck (or bus) factor of quite a lot of popular Free and Open Source projects ? https://t.co/G2OBEEBt1W @gt…
RT @rdicosmo: Guess what is the truck (or bus) factor of quite a lot of popular Free and Open Source projects ? https://t.co/G2OBEEBt1W @gt…
RT @rdicosmo: Guess what is the truck (or bus) factor of quite a lot of popular Free and Open Source projects ? https://t.co/G2OBEEBt1W @gt…
RT @rdicosmo: Guess what is the truck (or bus) factor of quite a lot of popular Free and Open Source projects ? https://t.co/G2OBEEBt1W @gt…
RT @rdicosmo: Guess what is the truck (or bus) factor of quite a lot of popular Free and Open Source projects ? https://t.co/G2OBEEBt1W @gt…
RT @rdicosmo: Guess what is the truck (or bus) factor of quite a lot of popular Free and Open Source projects ? https://t.co/G2OBEEBt1W @gt…
RT @rdicosmo: Guess what is the truck (or bus) factor of quite a lot of popular Free and Open Source projects ? https://t.co/G2OBEEBt1W @gt…
RT @rdicosmo: Guess what is the truck (or bus) factor of quite a lot of popular Free and Open Source projects ? https://t.co/G2OBEEBt1W @gt…
RT @rdicosmo: Guess what is the truck (or bus) factor of quite a lot of popular Free and Open Source projects ? https://t.co/G2OBEEBt1W @gt…
RT @rdicosmo: Guess what is the truck (or bus) factor of quite a lot of popular Free and Open Source projects ? https://t.co/G2OBEEBt1W @gt…
RT @rdicosmo: Guess what is the truck (or bus) factor of quite a lot of popular Free and Open Source projects ? https://t.co/G2OBEEBt1W @gt…
RT @rdicosmo: Guess what is the truck (or bus) factor of quite a lot of popular Free and Open Source projects ? https://t.co/G2OBEEBt1W @gt…
Guess what is the truck (or bus) factor of quite a lot of popular Free and Open Source projects ? https://t.co/G2OBEEBt1W @gt_ll @swheritage
@SabotageAndi Some most popular, established and "stable" OSS projects that exist have still ridiculously low truck factor https://t.co/8TluDrTBCm
@bagder Sure, we have a white paper (https://t.co/Yd1LPmNbs2), a research paper (https://t.co/wZRitpRJOT), and the code: https://t.co/qL5tKH2XT2
216 days ago
@queltosh En la conferencia de este finde vi el truck factor de muchos repos y es para llorar https://t.co/s7rfMaC8Wn
The Bus Factor of open source is scary. 34% of the top 133 project rely on a single developer. https://t.co/L0LJPlGlbw
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Guilherme Avelino conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, performed the computation work, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Marco Tulio Valente conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Andre Hora conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

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This work was funded by grants from Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq) and Minas Gerais Research Foundation (FAPEMIG). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.

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