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Table 1 Overview of the case projects

From: Organizing for openness: six models for developer involvement in hybrid OSS projects

Software type Eclipse 4.7 NetBeans 8.2 Qt 5 GTK+  3 Vaadin 8 SailfishOS 2
Integrated Development Environment Integrated Development Environment Application development framework Application development framework Application development framework Operating system
Language Java Java C++ C Java C, C++, QML, Web technologies, shell scripts
Current contributors [44] 275 70 321 137 133 12
License EPL1 GNU LGPL2.1 GNU GPL 3.0, LGPL 2.1 and 3.0 GNU LGPL 2.1 Apache 2.0 Proprietary, GPL, LGPL, BSD, and MIT.
Orchestrator Eclipse Foundation Oracle Ltd. The Qt Company Ltd. GNOME Foundation Vaadin Ltd. Jolla Ltd.
Position of the project The foundation’s primary interest. Not primary business of the company. Primary business of the company. One of the GNOME Foundation’s interconnected projects. Primary business of the company. Primary business of the company.
Orchestrator role Active open provider, hub for member organizations. Passive open provider. Closed sponsor, deploys resources to development activities. Open provider, organizes partnerships. Closed sponsor, develops the software, supports the developer ecosystem. Develops software, deploys resources to affiliated projects.