FOSDEM '09 is a free and non-commercial event organized by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.

Jesus M. Gonzalez Barahona
Day Saturday
Room Ferrer
Start time 15:00
End time 15:15
Duration 00:15
Event type Lightning-Talk
Track Lightning Talks
Language English
FLOSSMetrics: providing data about FLOSS development

The talk will show the main results of the FLOSSMetrics project. In particular, it will show how to obtain data about the history of software development of more than 2,000 FLOSS projects, which kind of data it is and how it can be used, and some results of using it in a research environment.

FLOSSMetrics is collecting data from the CVS/SVN repos, mailing lists and issue tracking systems of several thousands of FOSS projects, and collecting all of it into a database that is offerered to researchers and others for data mining. See for the data currently been offered. The project will end in August 2009, and more data and more projects are expected in the meantime.