Unique Project Names

By popular demand and practical necessity, project names must now be unique on Ohloh. We’ve gone through and removed all the duplicate listings, and we’ve renamed some projects. Feel free to choose a better name if your project has been renamed — but please, let’s not get into any battles over popular names. Let us […]

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Steady Progress Towards the Right Answer

I admit to being amazed when I take a peek at Alexa and compare our pageviews with other web sites that focus on open source software. To be sure we are nowhere near SourceForge, the grandaddy of all open source sites, but we are fast approaching or have surpassed the pageviews of FreshMeat, OSDir and […]

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Google Ads on Ohloh

We’re running an experiment to see how much money Google ads would generate for Ohloh. We’ll run them for a week or two and then decide whether to continue. This is a somewhat touchy issue – help us get it right. Leave us feedback on how you feel about it.

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New Service Idea

We’re in the midst of designing a new ohloh service. We’d like to discuss it with some qualified people. If you run a moderately-sized open source project, I’d like to chat with you about it (email or phone). Contact me directly at jason@ohloh.net. Thanks!

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An Ohloh API is coming

One of the most difficult challenges of running Ohloh is deciding which, among the plethora of great ideas, to implement next. You (our community) are continually suggesting very interesting ideas – as well as requesting reasonable bug fixes. With our current resources, I figure we could spend the next year just working on the stuff […]

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Social Networking is NotWorking

As a coder by profession, I think I’m not alone when I say that I don’t see the appeal in using most social networks. They require lots of input (who are you? what do you do? where do you work? what do you like? who are your friends? don’t you have more friends – please […]

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Ohloh Interviews Stefan Küng

Stefan Küng is one of Ohloh’s top kudo’d open source contributors. He is the driving force behind TortoiseSVN – a wildly successful Subversion GUI. We thought it’d be interesting to learn a little more about him and his open source work. We reached him where he lives, in Altstätten, Switzerland How did you get started […]

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New Home Page

As you can see, we’ve redesigned our home page. We hope this one provides a better glimpse into what is going on here at Ohloh. Feedback and suggestions are appreciated.

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New Feature: Stack Sandbox

The new stack sandbox lets you experiment with software stacks to get suggestions and metrics for entire collections of open source software projects. The stack sandbox is separate from your permanent account stack, and anyone can create a new sandbox any time. Try it out and let us know what you think!

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New Feature: Compare Projects

The new project comparison page lets you create charts comparing metrics for up to three different projects. You can create timelines for total lines of code, number of contributors, and number of commits. We welcome your feedback. Let us know if you have any problems or ideas for improvements!

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