Following our release last week of ownCloud 7 Community Edition, I sat down together with our community manager and just marveled at the amazing thing that we had built together with the community. I knew subjectively how awesome our community here is – and, by the way, how much fun they are to work with – but until we pulled all these numbers together, I just didn’t realize just how massive and active the community is.
For instance: ownCloud has had nearly 57,000 commits made by more than 550 contributors, currently developing ownCloud at a speed of about 1,500 commits (changes to code) per month. This makes ownCloud one of the largest open-source teams in the world — in the top 2% of all project teams on Open Hub.
Beyond code contributors, including roughly 70 who contribute regularly, more than 4,000 people submitted bug reports and feature requests, more than 900 have closed issues and more than 6,500 participate in discussions around issues and feature requests.
Code contributors represent more than 10 countries, but ownCloud also has been translated by the community – at least partially – into more than 70 languages, 32 of which are fully translated.
And that does not include all the features, feature requests and apps created by the community.
As I say in the release: “When you have an awesome community, you can conquer the world. We have an awesome community.”
August 26-31 in Berlin, ownCloud will be hosting a Contributor Conference and Hackathon to celebrate the community with five days of writing code and sharing beer, knowledge and inspiration. Held at the Technische Universität Berlin, in the “Elektrotechnische Institute” building at Einsteinufer 17, Charlottenburg, 10587 Berlin, the conference includes a one-day Conference Day on Saturday providing a chance to learn and improve coding skills on and around ownCloud, as well as keynotes, lightning talks and workshops.
Thank you again, the awesome ownCloud community!