Statistics around FOSS Projects – Nginx

Introduction

NGINX [Engine-X] is an HTTP(S) server, HTTP(S) reverse proxy and IMAP/POP3 proxy server written by Igor Sysoev. It has been running on many

heavily loaded sites, including Facebook, Zappos, Groupon, LivingSocial, Hulu, TechCrunch, Dropbox, Tumblr and WordPress.

 

Cost Estimation

According to statics gathered by Ohloh we can see the following piece of information about cost estimation of gedit project :

Codebase Size : 124,217 lines

Estimated Effort : 31 person-years

Estimated Cost : $ 1,703,693 *

Commits – Contributors
Information about the commits and contributors is always interesting , let’s see what’s going on :
All Time 12 Month 30 Day
Commits: 4240 470 24
Contributors: 14 12 8
Files Modified: 714 278 99
Lines Added: 325169 16086 1675
Lines Removed: 151738 3267 153
Languages
Languages in which a FOSS project is being developed can show piece of information usefull for people who wish to contribute into the project. Let’s see what’s going on :
Total Lines : 173,317 Code Lines : 124,217 Percent Code Lines : 71.7%
Number of Languages : 8 Total Comment Lines : 5,623 Percent Comment Lines : 3.2%
Total Blank Lines : 43,477 Percent Blank Lines : 25.1%
Developers Maling list
For getting information for the mailing list of developers [nginx-list] , i did use a very usefull and powerfull tool : Mlstats .

With Mlstats we have the following results :

Total messages : 3247

Total people posting in each list:  317

Total messages in each list: 3244

Total messages by email address (only top 10 in total):
Mailing list           Email        #
—————-    ———–    —-
nginx-devel    mdounin@mdounin.ru    1134
nginx-devel    ru@nginx.com    178
nginx-devel    igor@sysoev.ru    150
nginx-devel    agentzh@gmail.com    146
nginx-devel    vbart@nginx.com    74
nginx-devel    piotr.sikora@frickle.com    61
nginx-devel    ne@vbart.ru    41
nginx-devel    toli@webforge.bg    41
nginx-devel    vshebordaev@mail.ru    38
nginx-devel    gojpeg@gmail.com    37

Total messages by year:
Mailing list            Year        #
—————-    ———–    —-
nginx-devel    2009    71
nginx-devel    2010    555
nginx-devel    2011    992
nginx-devel    2012    1521
nginx-devel    2013    105

Total people posting by year:
Mailing list            Year        #
—————-    ———–    —-
nginx-devel    2009    16
nginx-devel    2010    91
nginx-devel    2011    135
nginx-devel    2012    159
nginx-devel    2013    29

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