Stuff Michael Meeks is doing
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The caveats. As to my motivation (please remember to play the man not the ball): I do not intend to make anyone afraid, uncertain or doubtful. If graphs scare you - please look away at this point. These graphs are built from estimates, hopefully they are fairly un-controversial ones, I detail them at the bottom. This is probably misleading in all sorts ways I didn't discover yet. My hope is that it provides a more helpful picture of the world today than this history graph that gets a frequent airing. By rendering only the last two years, we de-clutter lots of lapsed projects, and by not rendering version numbers we can use perceptual area for showing something more useful: an estimate of user-base. As/when I discover major bugs I'll update this, it is a work in progress:
This is clearly where it gets hairy. I've tried not to offend people, though I've tried to round against my obvious bias. Also, drawing very thin boxes in draw gives some rounding imprecision.
Of course user-base is a poor heuristic for future relevance. That would be driven by features and marketing, as provided by developers and contributors. Potentially graphing contributors in a similar way would be possible, but that was harder to acquire in half an hour. It would be ideal to render more than a rectangle - showing the evolution of the user-base over time, but I don't have that either, and there is some considerable estimation here. Finally, this doesn't include AOOI, which has yet to release a product, it'll be interesting to see how things change when they do.
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In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of SUSE, Novell, The Lithuanian Gov't or Arnold Schwarzenegger. It's also important to realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy. Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences or fun.Michael Meeks (firstname.lastname@example.org)