4,281 years...Sun Contributions to OpenSource Software
By tls on Feb 05, 2007
I was amazed to see a report today on FLOSS (Free/Libre/Open Source Software) and the impact it is having on businesses in Europe. The report also discusses case studies around the use of FLOSS and cost savings.
Check out page 51 of the report where it estimates the FLOSS code contributed by firms. Out of 986 firms and 31.2 million lines of code the estimated effort is 16,444 person years or a cost of 1.2 billion Euro.
I was especially pleased to see that Sun Microsystems, Inc. topped the list of contributing firms at:
51,372 person months or 4,281 person years
And this more tripled the contributions of the 2nd place firm.