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.

Author Archive | Rich Sands

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 a small number of the projects out there. So how do you know which projects […]

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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: http://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 was posted in error previously. JSON is used primarily as a serialization format and because of […]

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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, rather than by our internal Scrum numbering, starting with this one.

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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!

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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.

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Video: Ohloh Code Intro

Great intro to Ohloh Code by Cody Stebbins.

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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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