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Is anyone tracking the growth of open source software, quantitatively? I found a paper from 2008 which found "that the total amount of source code as well as the total number of open source projects is growing at an exponential rate."

@tomosaigon I'm not, but in 2008 how was that determined?

@stimzim I believe basically by examining lines of code in a few thousand open source repositories, so measuring the change year to year and making a chart.

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