[Evangelism] Total revenue metrics for Plone

Dylan Jay djay at pretaweb.com
Sat Aug 22 23:14:20 UTC 2009


Just responded to this blog
http://www.brandinteractivism.com/2009/08/gartners-wcms-magic-quadrant-is-unfair-to-open-source.html

I've been thinking that community open source could perhaps do more to  
make itself comparable. For instance, Plone as a community is a very  
distributed and loose organisation but it is still an organisation. As  
a total organisation, including commercial integrators, it does make  
revenue. Consultancy, support, hosting etc. If Plone were a single  
company that would all be tracked and reported on so that those who  
like such things to analyse (for better or for worse) could do so.

But is it possible, even without Plone being one company?

For instance could an independent auditor collect all "plone revenue"  
figures from all registered integrators for the purposes of created an  
amalgamated figure?

How would work done with an organisation such as a university be valued?

Instead is it possible to estimate from stats we currently have?

Are there any stats about Plone's success that are really meaningful?


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