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Re: The value of LilyPond, according to Ohloh

From: Han-Wen Nienhuys
Subject: Re: The value of LilyPond, according to Ohloh
Date: Mon, 7 Nov 2011 23:16:13 -0200

I think the number is way off.  AFAICS at, they counted all
stable branches as separate.

Last time I looked lilypond was around 100k lines of code (a quick
look says it 200k now; I suspect the GNU headers as a cause). 390 man
years looks exaggeratedl, since I wrote most of it (at least before
2007), and it took me much less than 300 years. Realistically,
lilypond may represent 20-40 man years, considering I must have put in
well over 10 personally.

On Sat, Nov 5, 2011 at 12:01 AM, Carl Sorensen <address@hidden> wrote:
> So I was googling for yaffut to see what I could learn about it, and I
> found that ohloh has a rating system for the projects in its database.
> I looked up LilyPond, and found it:
> The factoids about it are very complimentary.
> One interesting point -- the estimated value of LilyPond is $16,000,000
> Over 1 million lines of code.
> The estimated developer time is 309 man years
> LilyPond is a *real* software project.
> Just an interesting fact.

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