On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 5:53 PM, Alan Coopersmith
<Alan.Coopersmith at sun.com> wrote:
> Bonnie Corwin wrote:
>> On 05/ 5/09 05:18 AM, ????? ???????????? wrote:
>>> When was the sponsor program created? How does this number compare to
>>> the number of contributions to other operating systems like Linux and
>>> FreeBSD?
>>
>> I don't know how the number compares because we've been focused on
>> better enabling contributions here.
>
> I don't think you can directly compare to FreeBSD or Linux, since there
> is no FreeBSD, Inc. or Linux, Inc. that's in the process of transitioning
> a closed/firewalled development model to an open one, with a process for
> helping non-employees get contributions in while the transition is going on.

Granted, but the number of individual contributions and the total size
of committed changes is only a fraction of the changes at freebsd.org
or kernel.org.
Does Sun or Opensolaris.org do any statistics?

> I'm not sure there is any similar project to compare to - perhaps Apple
> with their Darwin open source core to MacOS X is the closest I can think of.

Didn't the Opendarwin project die? http://www.opendarwin.info/ does
not look very appealing.
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