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Debian Wheezy: US$19 Billion. Your price? FREE!

Feb 13, 2012, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"By using David A Wheeler's sloccount tool and average wage of a developer of US$72,533 (using median estimates from Salary.com and PayScale.com for 2011) I summed the individual results to find a total of 419,776,604 source lines of code for the ?pristine? upstream sources, in 31 programming languages ? including 429 lines of Cobol and 1933 lines of Modula3!

In my analysis the projected cost of producing Debian Wheezy in February 2012 is US$19,070,177,727 (AU$17.7B, EUR?14.4B, GBP?12.11B), making each package?s upstream source code wrth an average of US$1,112,547.56 (AU$837K) to produce.

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