Case studies amount to rumors as far as you're concerned.
Here is where we leave notes about how people found open source projects:
Using OpenHatch to contribute to a project
- Asheesh's story for his "easy" Python documentation bug
- Asheesh's story for how he got someone else to solve one, too
"I found this bug through openhatch"
- "Hey there, I found this bug through openhatch - thought I'd fix it. I'm new to OSS in general, but its about time I make a contribution." <https://bugs.edge.launchpad.net/gwibber/+bug/529759/comments/3>
How people found and started contributing to OpenHatch
- Mark Freeman - Getting started in open source.