New Site Design

We’ve updated the Ohloh site with a newer, fresher design. Beyond improving the aesthetics, we are hoping to make things easier to discover and navigate. Some links have moved around (and a few have disappeared). Highlights of the new design … Continue reading

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New Feature: Stack It!

We’ve introduced a new community feature called “Stack It!” which allows you to browse the open source software actually used by Ohloh visitors. Each Ohloh member has a software stack to maintain. You can add any project to your software … Continue reading

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Evaluating Open Source and New Ohloh Feature

I read this post by Seth Gottlieb. Just came across it today. Seth addresses how folks can evaluate open source communities. According to him, one can look at general activity, bug lists, leadership, execution, participation and an economic ecosystem. At … Continue reading

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New Open Source Services Coming Online

I read this post on Matt Asay’s Blog this weekend on a new company called SourceKibitzer that collects metrics on about 60 popular open source projects written in Java. This is great news for open source users, as there appears … Continue reading

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Source Code Systems & Quality

Robin and I have a recurring debate regarding projects without source control systems. But before I explain the debate, a little background is required (ok, skip the next 2 paragraphs if you must). Ohloh only offers development metrics to projects … Continue reading

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The GNOME Report

Periodically, I review the top Ohloh searches to see how we’re doing in terms of covering the projects people are most interested in. [Incidentally, last month’s top searches were for “linux”, “mozilla”, and “drupal”]. We’re doing pretty well, and have … Continue reading

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Ads

Frequent Ohloh users will already notice a big change: bigger, more blatant ads. Implementing more ads has been on our todo list for a while, but I kept putting it of – until now. Our beta frontend had a lot … Continue reading

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Badge Prototype

[Note: This has now shipped] We’ve received requests for an Ohloh “badge” for people to host on their site. Something that would let projects show some very basic stats about their project yet small enough to not take up too … Continue reading

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PHP Eats Rails for Breakfast

Despite the buzz around sexy new frameworks like Rails and Django, PHP is more dominant than ever. Comment on this article Here at Ohloh we’ve accumulated an enormous database of open source development facts. So far, we’ve indexed over 3,000 … Continue reading

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We Listened to You and Made Some Changes

We’ve thought about the feedback we’ve received over the last few weeks and have made some changes to our service that will hopefully make it easier for folks to navigate the site, add projects to the site, edit projects on … Continue reading

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