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[20080222] Open Source developer ranking by ohloh
Slashdot has a report about the startup-company ohloh, which adds to the Web 2.0 / social network hype by analyzing open source developers' activity, and giving some feedback on the language they make their commits in, their experience (no idea how that's calculated), median monthly number of commits and line changes as well as some "kudo"-based ranking system that reminds me of Advogato.

Search can be done by project or by person. Examples of the former include NetBSD and pkgsrc, and if there's a proof needed that I'm a total slacker codewise (I won't argue there :), see my entry.

All in all the "service" looks funny, but I'd somewhat doubt if someone's productivity in an Open Source can be judged purely by looking at the number of commits and lines of code. While this is true for small projects, management overhead grows with project size, and you can't measure management (and similar things like public relations, release engineering, security handling, etc.) in lines of code or commits.

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