Orbiten Research: Over 12,000 authors, 25 million lines of code analysed [OSS Survey]

[ Thanks to Stahi
for this link. ]

“The Free Software (or Open Source) “Community” is much talked
about, though little hard data on this community and its activities
is available. Here, for the first time, Orbiten Research
provides a body of empirical data and analysis to explain what this
community actually is.

“Simple facts, such as the number of developers contributing to
free software projects, the number of such projects and their size
have been until now unknown. The Orbiten Free Software Survey
discovers these facts, and aims with them to provide a foundation
for empirical research on the free software community.”

“…Hopefully the survey will be regular, prompt and gradually
more comprehensive, providing an important source of information
for academic researchers, free software users and developers


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