Self-organized criticality in code repositories
@jjmerelo | @geneura | @canalUGR
Software development is complicated
And complex, too
The world is complex
It all started with literature
Can text in books self-organize?
self-organizing IS they tune themselves
Does it reach a critical state?
critical IS changes can cause any effect
It will if
they are scale-invariant
scale-invariant IS no average scale
There are long-distance correlations
long-distance IS exactly that.
... and there is pink noise
pink noise IS ...
too complicated for a single slide
Do we have self organized criticality in
Self-organized criticality in fiction: the case of #Slash, a novel
Self-organization ⬄ observation
Finding the right level is key
What/why is critical
Who does self-organize?
Maybe not the right question
Looking at the file level
And another: lines written
How do you organize self-organization?
Gershenson: increase satisfaction
Repositories self-organize ⇒
This is caused by the nature of writing
Understanding this might help us improve free
software productivity and sustainability
As well as city,
company, artistic sustainability.
Thank you. Questions?