Survival of the Forges: DoLanguage Trends Tell theStory?Steve O’Grady, RedMonkPeter Vescuso, Black Duck Software
Speakers Peter Vescuso                                      Steve O’Grady  EVP of Marketing and                          ...
Agenda    Market Dynamics    Forge and language Trends    Summary    Q&ANote: All webinar registrantsreceive a copy of...
The Abundance of Open Source 100+ billion of lines of code 500,000+ projects 10+ million staff years of development Bi...
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Background: Forge Trends as Revealed byLanguage Four forges analyzed:  – SourceForge, Github, GoogleCode, CodePlex  – Gen...
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Information Resources Data on open source project info on licenses,  projects, languages  – www.blackducksoftware.com/oss...
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Forges are essential in the open source and development communities, and the dynamics surrounding their use and popularity are of keen interest: which forges are “hot” and gaining ground, which are not, and which will survive in the long term? Black Duck frequently analyzes open source trends based on its comprehensive KnowledgeBase of open source project information, including projects for mobile, healthcare, license and language use, etc. To better understand development dynamics, we investigated language use by projects and commits within forges, tracking both the surge in use of dynamic languages and the forges that are hosting these dynamic language-based projects.

In this webinar, we will review the results of our forge analysis and present the expert commentary and perspective of Redmonk co-founder Steve O’Grady, who will also provide a predictive analysis regarding these trends.

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Survival of the Forges: Do Language Trends Tell the Story?

  1. 1. Survival of the Forges: DoLanguage Trends Tell theStory?Steve O’Grady, RedMonkPeter Vescuso, Black Duck Software
  2. 2. Speakers Peter Vescuso Steve O’Grady  EVP of Marketing and  Industry analyst, founder, Business Development, RedMonk Black Duck Software Copyright © 2011 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. Agenda  Market Dynamics  Forge and language Trends  Summary  Q&ANote: All webinar registrantsreceive a copy of the slidesand a link to the recording Copyright © 2011 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 3
  4. 4. The Abundance of Open Source 100+ billion of lines of code 500,000+ projects 10+ million staff years of development Billions of $$ of development 50,000+ security vulnerabilities 550+ cryptographic algorithms 2,000+ unique licenses Copyright © 2011 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5.  Free FOSS directory and developer community  Forge, repository and language neutralCopyright © 2011 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 5
  6. 6. Background: Forge Trends as Revealed byLanguage Four forges analyzed: – SourceForge, Github, GoogleCode, CodePlex – General purpose forges, does not include language- specific forges such as Rubyforge Analyzed language on a commit basis  Using commits as a gauge of current activity  Time period: January to May 2011  Over 2.1 M language commits across four forges – Only count commits that contained code – If a commit includes more than one language, each language is counted.  Did not include: Shell, XML, Assembler Copyright © 2011 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 6
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  20. 20. Information Resources Data on open source project info on licenses, projects, languages – www.blackducksoftware.com/oss – www.Ohloh.net SPDX – info on new data exchange standard – www.blackducksoftware.com/spdx/intro_to_spdx.mov Android white paper and webinar – www.blackducksoftware.com/android – www.blackducksoftware.com/webinars/legal/android.html Copyright © 2011 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 20
  21. 21. Questions?Note: All webinar registrants receive a copy of the slidesand a link to the recording Copyright © 2011 Black Duck Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 21
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