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Table 5 The indicators about popularity

From: Evaluation indicators for open-source software: a review

Paper # Quantification Indicator Affect Popularity Correlation
Grewal (2006) Downloads N.A. N.A.
Crowston et al. (2004) Downloads N.A. N.A.
Garousi (2009) Downloads N.A. N.A.
Crowston et al. (2003) Users’ satisfaction N.A. N.A.
  and participation   
   License type Negative
   Project age Positive
Sen (2006) Hit Project status Stable positive
  Subscriber Potential users Desktop users or administrators positive
   Project system compatibility Linux positive
   Project centrality Negative
Wu et al. (2007) N.A. Project density Positive
   Project age Positive
   License Negative
Stewart et al. (2005) Downloads Sponsor Positive
  Subscriber License Negative
   Stable project status Positive
Emanuel et al. (2010) Downloads Unix-like operating system Positive
   Translation language Positive
   Team leadership Positive
   Documents Positive
Senyard and Michlmayr (2004) N.A. Users and Developers Positive
   License Negative
   Proejct status Stable positive
  1. 1User satisfaction is used to measure how satisfied users are with the functions of OSS after using
  2. 2User participation measures the degree of user participation in project activities, whether they have raised issues, participated in the activities of solving issues, submitting commits, fixing bugs, and so on