|Title||Defining Open Source Software project success|
|Publication Type||Conference Proceedings|
|Year of Publication||2003|
|Authors||Crowston, K., Annabi H., & Howison J.|
|Conference Name||Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)|
|Conference Location||Seattle, WA, December|
Information systems success is one of the most widely used dependent variables in information systems research. In this paper, we identify a range of measures that can be used to assess the success of Open Source Software (OSS) projects. We identify measures based on a review of the literature, a consideration of the OSS development process and an analysis of the opinions of OSS developers. For each measure, we provide examples of how they might be used in a study of OSS development.