That should give you a good idea... My guess is that there are 
probably 1-2,000 active developers with more like 500 very active 
(building products, submitting bugs, betas and code). You should, 
however, be careful with these numbers b/c some of the more success 
Open Source projects are run by under 10 developers (Postgresql for 

The three big things that point to a bright future of Zope/DC and 
that any business clown should be able to figure out are...

1) DC was profitable as a consulting company
2) DC just got $12,000,000 in a harsh market
3) Guido and his python dev team are now at DC

Again... this is time break out and rejoice. We might have to rename 
2001 "The Year of Zope".


At 1:03 PM -0500 11/28/2000, albert boulanger wrote:
>    I agree. DC and Zope are connected but if DC were to fold tomorrow
>    (and trust me they are no where near folding) Zope would live on.
>    There are thousands of active developers out there that would take it
>    and run with it if DC decided not to. There are websites and
>    structures to help in this day of Open Source 'openness'.
>Yes, I wanted to get an estimate of this community. Can anyone tell me
>how large the Members folder is currently at I recall a
>number being greater than 10K when switched to Btree for the
>Members folder.
>Albert Boulanger

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