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Here’s how we saved state-level open data es una historia digna de leer. De esas pequeñas batallas por lo abierto que pasan inadvertidas pero que son inmensamente importantes.

Software never lies

«When you run a business, if your software has a bug, your customers don’t care if it is your fault or Linus’ or some random Rails developer’s. They care that your software is bugged. Everyone’s software becomes my software because all of their bugs are my bugs. When something goes wrong, you need to seek… Seguir lendo Software never lies

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The Linux Foundation has released the Who writes Linux (2012 data) report. Interesting to see how it has been internalized as a marketing tool to show how vibrant is the community. Check it out and compare it to LibreOffice report and ours on FOSS4G desktop.

Analysis of free software communities (V): generational analysis

Disclaimer – this post is part of a serie: I, II, III, IV and V (this one). Images: on the left, contributions of top 3 developers along the project history; on the right, evolution of developers participating during 2010. Data: trunk from project repositories during the period 1999-2010. Is it something we could extrapolate from the data there? This indicator gives us some… Seguir lendo Analysis of free software communities (V): generational analysis

Analysis of free software communities (IV): community workhours

Disclaimer – this post is part of a serie: I, II, III, IV (this one) and V. Images: on the left, number of changes to the codebase (commits) agregated by hour of day. On the right, number of commits grouped by day. Data: trunk from project repositories during the period 1999-2010. Is it something we could extrapolate from the data there? This indicator… Seguir lendo Analysis of free software communities (IV): community workhours

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«An open project and its community are the sum of individual people doing what they care about. It’s flat-out wrong to think that any healthy open project is a pool of developers who can be assigned priorities that “make sense” globally. There’s no product manager. The community priorities are simply the union of all community-member… Seguir lendo Sen título

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Have you seen the LibreOffice stats shown at FOSDEM? They have got a lot of momentum from its very beginning and seem doing well. I’d like to see the source of that, though, to compare how they build the report with ours.