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Who Made Gentoo Linux, and When? A Commit Analysis

Oct 19, 2007, 18:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Donnie Berkholz)

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"Since LWN has published statistics on who wrote the Linux kernel, I thought readers might also be interested in who's writing other major open-source projects. I recently obtained the entire CVS repository history for Gentoo Linux, courtesy of Robin Johnson. Although some of the code has moved to Subversion or Git recently so these numbers may not be 100% accurate, the techniques used to analyze commits should be generally useful in understanding the progress and contributors to any project.

"First, I wanted to understand the developer community. How much experience do our developers have with Gentoo, and how has that changed over time...?"

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