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From Raul Kripalani <ra...@apache.org>
Subject Re: A $5B Value: The Code in Linux Foundation Collaborative Projects
Date Wed, 30 Sep 2015 15:17:22 GMT
BlackDuck's OpenHub runs COCOMO model calculations for Open Source
projects. Check out the "In a nutshell" section in this page for Apache
Camel [1]:

    ... took an estimated 290 years of effort (COCOMO model)
    starting with its first commit in March, 2007
    ending with its most recent commit 29 days ago.

It would be interesting to release a similar infographic/report for the
ASF. We'd have to translate COCOMO's effort into $$$.

[1] https://www.openhub.net/p/camel

*Raúl Kripalani*
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On Wed, Sep 30, 2015 at 3:59 PM, jan iversen <jancasacondor@gmail.com>
wrote:

> Hi.
>
> 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 ?
>
> rgds
> jan I.
>
>
>
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