By Barbara Corwin on Sep 17, 2008
I recently pulled together data about OpenSolaris contributions that have come through the Sponsor Program. And I was excited by what I learned.
OpenSolaris is 3.25 years old. The Sponsor Program was set up to enable community members to contribute code to consolidation gates before they are all outside on opensolaris.org.
As of September 12, 2008, 657 contributions have been offered via the Sponsor Program to multiple consolidations: ON primarily, but also to G11N, Open HA Cluster, Install, SFW, Documentation and X.
Of the 657 contributions offered:
- 288 (44%) have been integrated into a consolidation code base.
- 118 (18%) are currently in progress.
- 89 (14%) have been 'closed', meaning that the bug was closed for some reason (will not fix, not a bug, bug is a duplicate of another bug, etc.) or that the bug was fixed by work already in progress at Sun.
- 161 (24%) have been 'suspended', usually meaning that the original contributor no longer wants or has time to work on the problem. These bugs are available for other community members to pick up and work on.
While the contribution numbers are interesting, information about the actual contributors is very cool.
168 unique contributors have submitted code contributions through the Sponsor Program:
- 42 in Year 1
- 39 new in Year 2
- 82 new in Year 3
- 5 new so far in Year 4
The contributors span 22 countries across five continents:
- Asia: India, Israel, Japan, Singapore, Thailand
- Europe: Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Switzerland, Wales
- North America: Canada, Mexico, USA
- South America: Colombia
The pool of Sun Contributor Agreements on file for OpenSolaris is larger than 168 - almost double that at 325. This pool is larger because people file SCAs to work on technologies like translations and documentation and to work directly on projects hosted on opensolaris.org, in addition to making contributions to consolidations through the Sponsor Program. This pool spans 36 countries across six continents:
- Africa 1%
- Asia 42%
- Australia 2%
- Europe 28%
- North America 25%
- South America 2%