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.
Crowston, Kevin; Annabi, Hala; and Howison, James, "Defining Open Source Software Project Success" (2003). ICIS 2003 Proceedings. 28.