In an effort to encourage research on understanding and improving FOSS (Free, Open Source Software), MSR is establishing the “FOSS Impact paper” award. The award will be granted to papers that show outstanding contributions to the FOSS community. For many years, the MSR community has leveraged public data from FOSS projects, and in the process the community has contributed new insights, tools and techniques to assist FOSS projects in different ways. This award recognizes and encourages such line of research.
Authors can self-nominate their research papers for the FOSS award, after which the dedicated committee will evaluate these papers