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

Robert Flach robert.flach at webtooldeveloper.com
Tue Jul 29 12:03:36 PDT 2014

Actually following on github only gets you notifications in your timeline of forks, new repos and when that user follows someone else.   It does not give you their individual commits; to get those you would need to subscribe to a particular repository.  

On July 29, 2014 1:13:20 PM CDT, Reini Urban <reini at cpanel.net> wrote:
>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
>> 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 -
>> total”
>> Without even speculating by what kind of dedication/witchcraft this
>> number is even possible, it made me curious about stats in general
>> 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
>> The current number 1 on the list has HALF the contribs (kevinsawicki
>> “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
>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
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