Canary in the coal-mine - Rise and Fall of SourceForge

Recently I read this research paper about a study of why SourceForge failed.

I think it points out some interesting indicators that every opensource project and business strategy around it should heed to.

Lone wolf effect

A set of collaborators that do not directly or indirectly communicate with each others

Bottleneck effect

Also called commonly as bus-factor

Not Considering ROI - One participant said “it was never part of the plan to make money.”

Likewise there are many aspects worth reading in this article.

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