The project Metrics Grimoire started

One of the main activities of Bitergia, our brand new company, is to provide software
development metrics from Free/Libre Open Source Software communities, thus
for us it is critical to have the best metrics tools available. During last years
we have been working in the development of some of them like CVSAnaly, Bicho and Mailing List
stats and now we think that these tools should be part of a bigger
and more neutral project where the LibreSoft research group and third parties
like our company can collaborate in order to create a bigger community. This is the
main target of the project Metrics Grimoire, which is based in some of the
tools that were formerly known as LibreSoft tools.

The project is hosted in Github and so far the tools that have been added are:

  • CVSAnalY, a tool that extracts information out of source code repository logs and stores it into a database.
  • RepositoryHandler, a python library for handling code repositories through a common interface.
  • MailingListStats, a command line based tool used to analyze mboxes.
  • Bicho, a command line based tool used to parse bug/issue tracking systems.
  • CMetrics, which measures size and complexity for C files.

If you are interested in the tools or if you want to collaborate with us you can reach
the Metrics Grimoire community in this mailing list:

Sincerely yours,
the Bitergia team.

Bitergia (I)

Hello World!

This is probably the best way of telling everyone that a new company was born some weeks ago. Its name is Bitergia and our goal is to bridge the gap between the industrial world and open source projects.

Our expertise is focused on providing software development metrics that will facilitate the life of companies when investing their money. The open source world is full of projects and skilled people that in some cases are underestimated by the big industry. However, during the last years, big players have fostered the use of open source projects, probably having its own “big bang” for the general public with the adoption of Android based systems.

A more transparent and skilled software development process is offered by open source projects and general support is provided by the community. Or in a more professionalized way, given by companies specialized in such technologies.

But, what is Bitergia providing?. Well, we aim at providing pretty specific information about pretty specific questions that may affect the viability or interests  of companies. Some examples:
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