Appendix A — References and Suggested Reading

Sholler, D., Steinmacher, I., Ford, D., Averick, M., Hoye, M., & Wilson, G. (2019). Ten simple rules for helping newcomers become contributors to open projects. PLoS Computational Biology, 15(9), e1007296. Available at:

Singh, V. (2012). Newcomer integration and learning in technical support communities for open source software. In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM International Conference on Supporting Group Work, 65-74. Available at:

Steinmacher, I., Silva, M. A. G., Gerosa, M. A., & Redmiles, D. F. (2015). A systematic literature review on the barriers faced by newcomers to open source software projects. Information and Software Technology, 59, 67-85. Available at:

Steinmacher, I., Wiese, I., Chaves, A. P., & Gerosa, M. A. (2013, May). Why do newcomers abandon open source software projects?. In 2013 6th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE), pp. 25-32). IEEE. Available at: