[DFW.pm] Fwd: Make Perl #1 on git.io/top

Reini Urban reini at cpanel.net
Tue Jul 29 11:13:20 PDT 2014

On 07/28/2014 12:01 AM, John Fields wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	Make Perl #1 on git.io/top
> Date: 	Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:03:39 -0400
> From: 	Henry Van Styn via yapc <jfields.yapcna.org=spammenot.com at pm.org>
> Reply-To: 	Henry Van Styn <jfields.yapcna.org=spammenot.com at pm.org>
> To: 	yapc at pm.org
> I don’t normally send out messages like this, but I think this is
> worthwhile, because it is a simple way we can promote our beloved Perl
> to the larger OSS world, even if just a little…
> I came across our very own Kent Fredric’s GitHub profile today and did a
> double-take when I read his contrib stats:
> https://github.com/kentfredric       # "Year of contributions - 21,996
> total”
> Without even speculating by what kind of dedication/witchcraft this
> number is even possible, it made me curious about stats in general for
> GitHub, and some googling turned up this page:
> http://git.io/top
> This is a report of the “Most Active” 256 GitHub users. Well, not quite…
> The current number 1 on the list has HALF the contribs (kevinsawicki at
> “11,430”). kentfredric doesn’t show up because of this second caveat:
> "Only first 1000 GitHub users according to the count of followers are
> taken. This is because of limitations of GitHub search.”

Count of followers > 273 only?

I have got 2,380 "years of contribs", which would be #82 and the 3rd 
highest perl dev in this funky list, but I'm also not there, because of 
57 followers. Who else? Many I guess.

#40 tokohirom 3411 years, 536 followers
#68 audreyt   2625 years, 710 followers

How should one trust this metric? Following means being spammed by every 
commit/contrib in your https://github.com/ timeline.
I'm not sure if I want to follow kentfredric mass commits or if you 
should follow me. If you follow me you'll get bi-hourly all openssl and 
libressl changes, done via a cronjob of course. Lotta work, but not mine.

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