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Open Source PhD: July 2017

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I spent July thinking about open source community health:

  • how do measures of open source project success interact with measures of community health? (they don’t, because no measures of community health exist)
  • what would a “healthy” open source community look like?
  • who has the right to determine what is healthy and for whom?
  • how can we design a study to measure community health in a way that centers voices not typically heard in tech.
  • if we make communities ‘healthy,’ will they also become safer for marginalized folks?

Below is a list of books and articles I read this month.

Baytiyeh, H., & Pfaffman, J. (2010). Open source software: A community of altruists. Computers in Human Behavior, 26(6), 1345–1354. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2010.04.008
Bickford, J., & Nisker, J. (2015). Tensions Between Anonymity and Thick Description When “Studying Up” in Genetics Research. Qualitative Health Research, 25(2), 276–282. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732314552194
Crowston, K., & Howison, J. (2006). Assessing the Health of Open Source Communities. Computer, 39(5), 89–91.
Furey, H. (2017). Aristotle and Autism: Reconsidering a Radical Shift to Virtue Ethics in Engineering. Science and Engineering Ethics, 23(2), 469–488. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-016-9787-9
Hansson, S. O. (2017). The Ethics of Doing Ethics. Science and Engineering Ethics, 23(1), 105–120. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-016-9772-3
Harris, C. E. (2008). The good engineer: Giving virtue its due in engineering ethics. Science and Engineering Ethics, 14(2), 153–164. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-008-9068-3
Hunting, G. (2014, April). Intersectionality-informed Qualitative Research: A Primer. Retrieved July 23, 2017, from https://www.sfu.ca/iirp/documents/resources/QualPrimer_FINAL_v3.pdf
Jewell, T. (n.d.). Community Diversity Without Disunity. Retrieved from http://pl8cg5fc8w.search.serialssolution.com/?ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&ctx_enc=info:ofi/enc:UTF-8&rfr_id=info:sid/ProQ%3Aabiglobal&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&rft.genre=article&rft.jtitle=The+Open+Source+Business+Resource&rft.atitle=COMMUNITY+DIVE
Lev-On, A., & Lissitsa, S. (2015). Studying the coevolution of social distance, offline- and online contacts. Computers in Human Behavior, 48, 448–456. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2015.02.009
Michelfelder, D., & Jones, S. A. (2013). Sustaining Engineering Codes of Ethics for the Twenty-First Century. Science and Engineering Ethics, 19(1), 237–258. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11948-011-9310-2
Park, E. (2014). Ethical Issues in Cyborg Technology: Diversity and Inclusion. NanoEthics, 8(3), 303–306. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11569-014-0206-x
Sadowski, B. M., Sadowski-Rasters, G., & Duysters, G. (2008). Transition of governance in a mature open software source community: Evidence from the Debian case. Information Economics and Policy, 20(4), 323–332. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infoecopol.2008.05.001
Schwalbe, M. (2009). INEQUALITY AND THE SEDUCTIONS OF FALSE COMMUNITY. Michigan Sociological Review, 23(Fall 2009), 1–30.

One of the things I love most about working hard is tracking how hard I’m working. Total number of pages (in content listed above) read this month: 132 (Easy month!)