The research paper focuses on how change in structural complexity impacts Open Source Software maintenance. We analyzed software maintenance in terms of change in number of bugs, change in time taken to fix bugs, and change in the number of contributions from new developers. Data for model validation was collected from SourceForge. The important implications of the study are discussed.
Midha, Vishal, "Does Complexity Matter? The Impact of Change in Structural Complexity on Software Maintenance and New Developers' Contributions in Open Source Software" (2008). ICIS 2008 Proceedings. 37.