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    Université de Fribourg

    Fat tails, long memory, maturity and ageing in open-source software projects

    Challet, Damien ; Valverde, Sergi

    We report activity data analysis on several open source software projects, focusing on time between modifications and on the number of files modified at once. Both have fat-tailed distributions, long-term memory, and display systematic non-trivial cross-correlations, suggesting that quiet periods are followed by cascading modifications. In addition the maturity of a software project can be...