Hundreds of contributors give ownCloud an advantage in explosive file sync and share market
Lexington, MA – August 5, 2014 – On the heels of the release last week of ownCloud 7 Community Edition, founder and leader of the ownCloud project Frank Karlitschek today released some startling numbers on the ownCloud community, builders of the world’s most popular open source file sync and share software.
According to Karlitschek, 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.
“Over the past twelve months alone, nearly 300 developers contributed new code to ownCloud,” said Karlitschek. “These contributors are what make ownCloud such a great way to protect the security and privacy of documents, photos, videos and even music.”
The ownCloud sync clients alone had close to 6,000 commits made by 59 contributors, giving the clients the same performance, ease of use and polish as any consumer-grade file sync and share client.
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.
ownCloud Community is Global
These 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.
ownCloud is More than Just File Sync and Share
ownCloud is also a powerful platform on which to build apps. On average, 7 to 10 apps are updated or released a week. These apps range from video streaming to calendars to a Google Reader replacement. And these apps get huge numbers of downloads — the top-ten apps have from 26,000 to 11,000 downloads per app.
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.
“When you have an awesome community, you can conquer the world,” said Karlitschek. “We have an awesome community.”
About the ownCloud Community
ownCloud began at a community event in 2010, aiming to bring greater flexibility, access and security to data in the cloud. ownCloud enables universal access to files through the widely implemented WebDAV standard, providing a platform to easily view and sync contacts, calendars and bookmarks across devices while supporting sharing, viewing and editing via the web interface. Installation has minimal server requirements, doesn’t need special permissions and is quick. ownCloud is extendable via a simple, powerful API for applications. For more information, please visit: http://www.owncloud.org.