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From Ralph Goers <>
Subject Re: Article on Maven Usage
Date Thu, 01 Nov 2007 03:32:34 GMT
As Brett said this is kind of tough.  I work for a large company and if 
I had to guess I'd say that the 100 maven users number is being met. But 
that is on lots of projects across a fairly large company. Many of these 
projects are dependent on each other but are only tied to each other 
through the Maven repository and the web sites the projects publish.  In 
a way, this isn't very different then saying each of your in-house 
projects are treated much like the projects at Apache - they are just 
other things you are dependent on. If you were to count the development 
teams involved in those you are easily over 100 developers in those 
projects alone.

Do you really have a single project with 100+ developers - or is it 
really a bunch of subprojects with their own development teams?


Srilakshmanan, Lakshman wrote:
> Hi All,
> I saw the following at
> " If you are writing an article on Maven we suggest contacting the
> developers on the mailing list as we would be happy to provide feedback
> to help ensure accuracy in your article. Just ping us on the dev mailing
> list <mail-lists.html>  to get in touch. "
> I am hoping you would be able to help me, but if this is not the correct
> forum please direct me to the appropriate one.
> I have been an avid Maven user since 2004. I have greatly enjoyed and
> appreciated it.
> I am preparing an article for my company and I have been asked to
> provide evidence of 'large, i.e. 100 person' projects using Maven. 
> I personally don't agree with their request because, Maven promotes
> component based development and therefore you cannot have  100 people
> working on a single component. In my opinion the days of Large
> Monolithic projects are dead and gone.
> But, Unfortunately I am not **yet :) ** the decision maker, therefore I
> have to comply with their request.
> Would it be possible to provide a list of, even apache foundation,
> projects with size in LOC using maven. I would try and use the size of
> the project based on LOC rather that people.
> Any assistance in this regard is greatly appreciated.
> Thanks
> Lakshman
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