[sf-lug] The Ubuntu software repository contains over 121 million lines of code and is worth over 7 billion dollars

Bill Kendrick nbs at sonic.net
Sat Oct 6 22:56:13 PDT 2007

On Sat, Oct 06, 2007 at 11:52:53AM -0700, Kristian Erik Hermansen wrote:
> Using the COCOMO model, they estimated the actual cost to produce the
> software in the Ubuntu repositories.  Very interesting.  I wonder if
> it is accurate, but I wouldn't be surprised if the final number was
> close...
> http://www.fsckin.com/2007/09/29/giving-away-software-for-free-costs-more-than-you-would-think/

SLOCCount is great.  I've used it at work to show off how much more quickly
we're creating our software than the COCOMO model says it should.

Tux Paint, by the way, is worth nearly $750,000.  Amazing, considering I've
done it all in my spare time, the dev. effort estimate SLOCCount gives me
is 5.5 years.  And Tux Paint is about that old...

Now you've piqued my interest in finding out exactly _what_ the COCOMO
model is. ;)  Hello, Wikipedia?

bill at newbreedsoftware.com

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