In this study, we have explored how communication within a community shapes the future direction of an open-source project.
131 users participated among which 39 users started popular open-source projects and 92 are top contributors in open-source projects.
- The best way to get into a discussion is to make a contribution
- The potential discussion platforms are Slack, Discourse and GitHub issues.
- Maintainers prefer Discourse while contributors seem to have an inclination towards Slack
Which platform you use, plan to use or prefer for community communication?
Options given: Slack, Discord, Telegram, Discourse, Gitter, GitHub issues
Have your participation changed a future decision for the open-source project?
Yes : 32.82%
No : 67.17%
Which of the metrics are the source of effective discussions?
Options given: general, contributions, issues, feature requests