The presented thesis investigates facilitating software quality assurance in open source communities through a human computation platform. Inexperienced community members can contribute formalized user testing data, which is then aggregated and presented to the developers. The implemented prototype, named open crowdsourced user-testing suite (OPEN-CUTS), was evaluated in a usability study in the UBports Community. The viability of this approach has been demonstrated, and further goals for research and development are proposed.
Sprinz, Johannah (29. January 2022): Leveraging Human Computation for Quality Assurance in Open Source Communities. Bachelor thesis, LMU Munich. doi: 10.5282/ubm/epub.91046