I recently completed my masters thesis A Framework for Open Source Projects (1.5MB PDF). By announcing it here, I hope it can be useful for someone. Feedback welcome.
I consider the thesis to be a 1.0 document, and plan to update / extend it as I learn more. The goal of my thesis was to establish a framework to support open source project participants and leaders. Im aware that each project is different, but I still believe that there are some common themes that reappear in most projects. Im trying to work these out, and to offer help for the most common problems encountered. So, if you think I’m full of it, or have corrections / addendums, send them my way.
I’m definately going to check this out as soon as I get a chance.