Archive for August 11, 2009

Contributor analysis

Some of you might find it interesting to know that over 900 unique contributors have participated in Django’s development since Jan 1st, 2007, as attributed by the svn log messages. I would say the community is very healthy especially if you compare it to other well known projects:

Django: 906
Pylons: 80
PyPy: 240
Linux Kernel: 4043
PostgreSQL: 150
Appache HTTP server: 118
SQLAlchemy: 36 (Contributors identified from trac tickets mentioned in svn log)
Python: 428

Note that I consider anonymous or guest contributors as a single contributor, so these number can be considered conservative if the project allows anonymous contributions.