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From jan iversen <>
Subject Fwd: A $5B Value: The Code in Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects
Date Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:59:26 GMT

This report is real interesting reading, it could be real cool to do the
same math for ASF.

Is anybody interested in forming a small work team (a LABS project), and
try to do the calculation for ASF ?

jan I.

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From: Linux Foundation <>
Date: 30 September 2015 at 14:21
Subject: A $5B Value: The Code in Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects

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NEW Report: Estimating the Total Development Costs of Collaborative Projects
Linux Foundation today is releasing its first-ever report that attempts to
measure the collective value of development costs in its Collaborative
Projects. The report is titled “*A $5 Billion Value: Estimating the Total
Development Cost of Linux Foundation’s Collaborative Projects

Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects are independently funded software
projects that harness the power of collaborative development to fuel
innovation across industries and ecosystems. More than 500 companies and
thousands of developers from around the world contribute to these open
source software projects that are changing the world in which we live.

*Top-level findings from the report include:*

   - The total *lines of source code* present today in Linux Foundation’s
   Collaborative Projects are *115,013,302*.

   - The *estimated, total amount of effort* required to retrace the steps
   of *collaborative development* for these projects is *41,192.25 person

   - In other words, it would take *1,356 developers 30 years* to recreate
   the code bases present in Linux Foundation’s current Collaborative Projects
   listed above. The total economic value of this work is estimated to
be over *5
   billion dollars*

We believe that when people have the tools and trust to collaborate on a
massive scale, nearly any problem can be solved. In fact, the most complex
technology challenges of our day are being solved through collaboration and
what we call Distributed Genius
Distributed Genius is when thousands of people from every corner of the
world bring their genius and their unique experience to bear.


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