The R Journal: article published in 2009, volume 1:1

Collaborative Software Development Using R-Forge PDF download
Stefan Theußl and Achim Zeileis , The R Journal (2009) 1:1, pages 9-14.

Open source software (OSS) is typically created in a decentralized self-organizing process by a community of developers having the same or similar interests (see the famous essay by ?). A key factor for the success of OSS over the last two decades is the Internet: Developers who rarely meet face-to-face can employ new means of communication, both for rapidly writing and deploying software (in the spirit of Linus Torvald’s “release early, release often paradigm”). Therefore, many tools emerged that assist a collaborative software development process, including in particular tools for source code management (SCM) and version control.

  author = {Stefan Theußl and Achim Zeileis},
  title = {{Collaborative Software Development Using R-Forge}},
  year = {2009},
  journal = {{The R Journal}},
  doi = {10.32614/RJ-2009-007},
  url = {},
  pages = {9--14},
  volume = {1},
  number = {1}