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Open Source Programming

10,000 Commits To an Open-source Project 101

Posted by timothy
from the yeah-but-can-do-you-dance? dept.
tgeller writes "British web designer Jonathan Brown tweeted that Drupal creator Dries Buytaert has surpassed 10,000 commits to the open-source content-management system he created ten years ago, Drupal. In a private email, Dries said, 'I'm mostly committing other people's patches: Credit really goes to the community at large.' Still, it's rare for individual to log that many commits. Can anyone claim more?"
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10,000 Commits To an Open-source Project

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  • Sure (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday May 17, 2011 @06:50PM (#36160376)

    Can anyone claim more?

    I can claim whatever you want.

  • In other news... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by NonUniqueNickname (1459477) on Tuesday May 17, 2011 @07:11PM (#36160562)
    Your employer just adopted "commits-per-day" as a productivity metric. You are expected to put in at least 6. Why? Because you're getting paid to do your job. You had better one-up that British guy who racks up 5 commits-per-day on free software.
  • by syousef (465911) on Tuesday May 17, 2011 @08:53PM (#36161376) Journal

    coreutils rocks and I don't recognise Jim Meyering's name so I'm not casting aspersions, but doesn't it also depend on the value of the commit. I have on occassion committed more on a bad day (to fix my mistakes) than on a good day. So does that mean my mistake laden days are more productive? Should my boss look at that metric and give me a raise instead of the developers that get it right the first time?

    No! This seems to be a very very silly metric indeed to me. Worse than kloc by an order of magnitude. Good for nothing but a pissing contest.

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