Estimating the Number of Active and Stable FLOSS Projects

“A recurring debate discussion among FLOSS-supporters and
detractors is related to the estimation of the real number of
active FLOSS projects. While it is easy to look at the main
repository site (sourceforge.net) that boasts more than 100.000
projects, it is equally easy to look in more depth and realize that
a significant number of those projects are really abandoned or have
no significant development. How many active and stable projects are
really out there…?”

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