Within a few hours the OpenStack Juno release will be delivered. At the moment of writing this analysis the OpenStack Activity Board shows 91,317 commits spread across 108 repositories. All of this activity was performed by close to 2,600 developers, affiliated to about 230 different organizations. In addition, around 75,000 changesets have gone through code review, submitted by 3,082 developers.
With respect to community communication channels, there were more than 3 million messages exchanged in the IRC channels, close to 10,000 questions asked on the Askbot instance of the OpenStack Foundation and about 3,600 people posting to the mailing lists.
Focusing on the Juno six-month release cycle, activity was intense:
18,704commits, 8.65% increase if compared to the previous release cycle, Icehouse.
More than 130organizations contributing.
Close to 1,420developers, an increment of about 16%.
IRC channels grew from 926K to 1,024Kmessages, 10% more than for Icehouse.
Mailing lists reduced activity (8.8% less messages). However, there is an increase of 18% in the number of new questions in Askbot, with a total of about 3,000new questions during the Juno release cycle.
The room was crowded, with people from organizations like Eclipse Foundation, Red Hat, Google, Twitter, PayPal, Open Source Initiative, LibreOffice, Kaltura, Cloudera, etc. There has been a lot of interesting topics and talks, and almost everything is already available in the 2014’s edition website
Our journey in Portland started with a very special event: Community Leadership Summit on 18th and 19th July. Also known as CLS, it has been the perfect event for feeling the engine behind most of the Open Source projects: Community.
OSCON, where despite our participation on Open Cloud Day we had very interesting conversations and meetings with people interested on software development metrics and how we are working with our customers
So, we will write 3 posts during next weeks to brief each event and the experiences we had there… Meanwhile, the photos have been already posted in our Google Plus profile. Stay tunned!
BMW (> 1,500 commits) keeps growing in the community, being the leader of the open source development process in GENIVI ecosystem, or at least to the publicly available repositories that Bitergia has had access. However, we do not find another automobile and engine manufacturing company until Ford (10 commits), with a discrete development participation. Although raising to the 5th position if counting commits from its owned subsidiary Livio Connect.
Top 10 affiliations contribution to the development of the GENIVI open source ecosystem
The European Community Leadership Summit was on Friday 9th. We have been collaborating with it and we gave a talk about how to use available data from Development Community Metrics. It is the European version of the well known Community Leadership Summit hosted in Portland close the OSCON. It has been the first time that this event occurs in Europe, and the final feelings are quite positive. We are thinking about the next summit and regarding to this, we have started conversations with OpenExpo organization team to have something similar in Spain next June. So, if you are a community leadership willing to share your experiences with us, just let us know!
We have also travelled to Gothenburg for the OpenAutomotive’14, to show our services regarding Open Source projects management, development metrics and analytics to some Genivi Alliance members. It has been just two intense days, seeing how the community has grown, and the potential of embedded systems and free/libre open source software combination on automotive industry.
If haven’t seen our preliminary Genivi Alliance activity, take a look! Seeing companies like BMW or Valeo producing Open Source software, sharing ideas with Jaguar / Land Rover or Volvo about going open makes a clear picture of how important FLOSS is for automotive industry.
And the month will end with a trip to Poznan for another MARKOS plenary meeting (one of the research projects we are working on)..
Update: We have published some photos from the previous meetings: