Debian Wheezy: US$19 Billion. Your price? FREE!
Feb 13, 2012, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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.