Over the past twelve months, 329 developers contributed new code to Fedora Packages. This is one of the largest open-source teams in the world, and is in the top 2% of all project teams on Ohloh.
For this measurement, Ohloh considers only recent changes to the code. Over the entire history of the project, 1339 developers have contributed.
The first lines of source code were added to Fedora Packages in 2004. Projects with recent activity, and a code base more than five years old are likely solving vital problems and delivering consistent value, and may be organized to reward sustained effort by an engaged team of contributors.
Such a lengthy source control history in conjunction with recent activity may indicate that this code base and community are important enough to attract long-term commitment, and may also indicate a mature and relatively bug-free code base.
Note: The source code for Fedora Packages might actually be older than the source control history can reveal. Many new projects begin by incorporating a large amount of source code from existing, older projects. You might be able to tell whether this is the case by looking for a rapid rise in the amount of code early in the project's history.
Fedora Packages is written mostly in shell script.
Across all shell script projects on Ohloh, 14% of all source code lines are comments. For Fedora Packages, this figure is 17%.
This high number of comments puts Fedora Packages among the highest one-third of all shell script projects on Ohloh.
A high number of comments might indicate that the code is well-documented and organized, and could be a sign of a helpful and disciplined development team.