About Rich Sands

I'm the Principal and Founder of RSands Consulting, a developer/FOSS strategy, product management, and marketing consultancy. Formerly Ohloh's PM, Black Duck is now a client of mine.
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Release 6 February 2013

In this release: Added Project Activity Icons to Organizations -> Claim Projects. Improved usability of the duplicate project reporting feature. Bug fixes, performance improvements.

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A Beehive of Activity

Last April I gave a talk at the Linux Foundation’s Collaboration Summit, talking about some interesting stats and metrics from Ohloh about project activity. Not surprisingly, FOSS activity follows the Pareto principle – most of the effort is focused on … Continue reading

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Release 18 January 2013

In this release: New Project Activity Icons – see how active a project’s developer community is at a glance. Blog post: https://blog.openhub.net/2013/01/a-beehive-of-activity/ New Orange-O Ohloh branding for widgets. Example: https://www.ohloh.net/p/firebug/widgets Bug fixes, performance improvements.

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Release 3 January 2013

Happy New Year! In this release: Accepted several community pull requests for ohcount – the Ohloh line counter and open source project that parses source files for language line counts. Added .json as an extension mapped to JavaScript language. This … Continue reading

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Release 13 December 2012

In this release: New top header for the site, including a link to “Code” – taking you to the front page of Ohloh Code code search. Bug fixes. Performance improvements. NOTE: We’re starting to name releases by their deployment date, … Continue reading

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Sprint 46 Deployment (19 November 2012)

In this deployment: Improved Page Titles in search engine search results. Social media “share” buttons on Compare Projects and Tag Search results. New captcha (ReCaptcha) Bug fixes. Performance enhancements.

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Adoption Metrics and Ohloh

Got some ideas on adoption metrics? We’d like to know! Comments, please! Continue reading






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Introducing Ohloh Organizations: A New View On FOSS

Organizations have long been a part of the FOSS landscape. But there has been no consistent, comparable way to roll up project activity to get a view of an entire organization’s impact on FOSS. Until now. Continue reading






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Video: Ohloh Code Intro

Great intro to Ohloh Code by Cody Stebbins. Continue reading






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Sprints 43-44-45a Deployment (23 October 2012)

In this deployment: Ohloh Organizations feature. Bug fixes. Performance improvements.

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