[Evangelism] Plone code swarm - 275 code contributors - more than Drupal and Joomla combined

Jon Stahl jon at onenw.org
Wed Oct 29 06:12:44 UTC 2008

It's because lots of people contribute patches and whatnot, but very few
people have commit privs to make the actual checkins to their repository. 
It's a different community model than Plone's very open, trusting approach. 
I am pretty sure the same is true of Joomla as well.

I think it's good to emphasize how open and collaborative the community is,
but wise to avoid direct comparisons with competitors, because it is a bit
of "apples and oranges" due to different community management structures. 


Gerry Kirk-3 wrote:
> Only 22 Drupal contributors? Does that pass the sanity check? Why such a
> discrepancy? Seems a little fishy, though I know nothing about the Drupal
> community.
> 2008/10/28 Nate Aune <natea at jazkarta.com>
>> This code swarm is a really cool visualization of the history of the
>> Plone
>> project from the perspective of contributors checking in code to the
>> Plone
>> code repository during the last 8 years. Thanks to Chris Calloway for
>> putting it together and Alex Limi for Tweeting about it.
>> http://twitter.com/limi/status/977015794
>> Watch the code swarm here: http://www.vimeo.com/2075738
>> This might make a cool demo to show WPD attendees how Plone is a mature
>> product, has stood the test of time and has more contributors than Drupal
>> and Joomla combined:
>> 275 contributors to Plone -
>> http://www.ohloh.net/projects/plone/contributors
>> 48 contributors to Joomla -
>> http://www.ohloh.net/projects/joomla/contributors
>> 22 contributors to Drupal -
>> http://www.ohloh.net/projects/drupal/contributors
>> 33 contributors to Typo3 -
>> http://www.ohloh.net/projects/typo3/contributors
>> 17 contributors to Wordpress -
>> http://www.ohloh.net/projects/wordpress/contributors
>> 7 contributors to Xoops -
>> http://www.ohloh.net/projects/xoops/contributors
>> Someone want to make up a chart of those #'s and include it with the
>> World
>> Plone Day slide deck?
>> Btw, searching for "CMS" on ohloh.net brings up 513 hits, so it's no
>> wonder people are confused when they have to choose an open source CMS.
>> There are so many choices!
>> http://www.ohloh.net/projects/search?q=cms
>> Nate

Jon Stahl, Director of Web Solutions
ONE/Northwest - Online Networking for the Environment
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