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What is the most popular language used in Open Source projects?

Aug 14, 2009, 12:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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"What is the most popular programming language used by open source developers?

"The answer depends on how you define popularity.

"According to a new study from Black Duck, a software-license code analysis vendor, C represents more than 40 percent of all code written for open source software.

"Black Duck made its determination by counting the actual lines of code. While C is the leader by that measure, PHP and JavaScript are on the rise when you look at the broader picture of how open source projects use programming languages."

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