Martin Aspeli’s 2006 dissertation is a great history of Plone up to, obviously, 
~2006.

 

:jon



 

From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Gerry Kirk
Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 6:43 AM
To: Jon Stahl
Cc: Graham Perrin; evangelism@lists.plone.org
Subject: Re: [Evangelism] Plone code swarm - 275 code contributors - morethan 
Drupal and Joomla combined

 

Do we have other community stats we can use, or history of the project from a 
community perspective?

I want to write a post called Plone: Of the People, By the People, For the 
People.

- Gerry

2008/10/29 Jon Stahl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>

My conclusion from all of this is not to rely too much on Ohloh's stats; they 
are often quite inaccurate.

:jon



> -----Original Message-----
> From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:evangelism-
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Graham Perrin
> Sent: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 2:48 AM
> To: evangelism@lists.plone.org
> Subject: Re: [Evangelism] Plone code swarm - 275 code contributors - morethan
> Drupal and Joomla combined
>
>
>
> Jon Stahl wrote:
> > I think it's good to emphasize how open and collaborative the community
> > is, but wise to avoid direct comparisons with competitors, because it is a
> > bit of "apples and oranges" due to different community management
> > structures.
>
> +1 to Jon's comments (I drafted this message last night …)
>
>
> Gerry Kirk-3 wrote:
> > Only 22 Drupal contributors?
>
> <http://www.ohloh.net/projects/drupal/factoids/865231> suggests:
>
> > Over the past twelve months, only 3 developers contributed new code
>
> and
>
> > Over the entire history of the project, 10 developers have contributed
>
> <http://www.ohloh.net/projects/drupal/contributors> counts 22.
>
> At <http://www.ohloh.net/projects/drupal/reviews> a reviewer comments:
>
> > stats are wrong, because many developers contribute to Drupal, but only a
> > few developers have necessary rights to commit code into Drupal core
> > repositories. This ensures a very high quality in Drupal's core code base.
>
> The 10 ≠ 22 discrepancy remains unexplained.
>
> ----
>
> For Plone at <http://www.ohloh.net/projects/plone/reviews> we might add a
> comparable review, with reference to
> <http://plone.org/documentation/manual/plone-developer-
> reference/overview/release-process>
> and/or simply highlight:
>
>  * Release Manager
>   ― one elected individual
>
>  * Framework team
>   ― currently five individuals
>   ― <http://plone.org/about/team/FrameworkTeam>.
>
> ----
>
> Drupal gains a community rating of 4.3/5.0
> based on 111 user ratings. 111/280 = ratings from ~39% of Drupal users at
> Ohloh.
>
> Plone gains a community rating of 4.3/5.0
> based on 61 user ratings. 61/107 = ratings from ~57% of Plone users at
> Ohloh.
>
> ----
>
> <http://www.ohloh.net/projects/plone/factoids/740563> notes:
>
> > Over the last twelve months, Plone has seen a substantial decline in
> > development activity … Ohloh makes this determination by comparing total
> > number of commits made by all developers during the most recent twelve
> > months with the same figure for the twelve months before that. The number
> > of developers and total lines of code are not considered.
>
> The April/May 2006 burst is remarkable in the videos mentioned at
> <http://n2.nabble.com/Plone-Code-Swarm-tp1374267p1374267.html> but that's
> more than 24 months ago so the perceived decline is probably attributable to
> other factors.
>
> Regards
> Graham
> --
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