The fight is on: COVID-19 vs Open Source Development

During the last months, COVID-19 (i.e., Coronavirus) has grown into a pandemic. Countermeasures to stop spreading the virus are having a huge impact on the economy in many countries. What about the software industry and open source? Would it be possible to check, somehow, the impact the virus has on open source software development? This post shows an initial analysis of how a pandemic can impact open source development.

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Uber’s community: software development analytics for open source offices

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Uber hosted its first open source event, Uber Open Summit 2018 for developers and community leaders. For this special occasion, Bitergia created a report to highlight Uber Open Source community engagement. Like many open source program offices, Uber open source had questions regarding project activity and performance, two important factors for decision making. Here are some examples of those questions:

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Gender-diversity Analysis of the Linux Kernel Technical Contributions

On the 8th of October we joined LinuxCon to share our Gender Diversity Analysis of technical contributions to the Linux Kernel.

We are aware of the diversity gap in the tech industry and the efforts of some institutions, like Linux Foundation, are doing to solve it. So, we decided to add our five cents, working over the weeks to bring some stats about women’s contribution to Linux Kernel.

Before diving deep into our results, let’s take a look at some data we already have from the tech sector. Women represent:

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Analyzing code review in Xen

The Xen project is an open source software project that does pre-commit peer code review. This means that every change to the source code follows a code review process, in which any developer can participate, before being accepted in the code base. During that process, the patch is carefully inspected and improved thanks to the contributions of the reviewers. The process takes place in the xen-devel mailing list.

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The Mitaka OpenStack mid-cycle quarterly report

[This post is based on the executive summary of the 2015-Q5 OpenStack Community Activity Report, sponsored by the OpenStack Foundation]

The October-Devember 2015 penStack Community Activity Report shows a stable growth of the OpenStack Community. As new repositories and teams keep being added, the number of projects keeps growing. On the other hand it is worth mentioning the decrease in activity during the latest quarters in project teams such as Nova, or stabilization of some others, such as Horizon or Cinder. This is a clear signal of the maturity reached by the some of the project teams in the OpenStack Foundation.

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