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

Ask Bjørn Hansen ask at develooper.com
Sat Oct 6 22:02:23 PDT 2007

On Oct 6, 2007, at 11:52 AM, 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/

I used COCOMO on some (obviously comparatively tiny-tiny-tiny)  
consulting projects and the amounts it came up with were surprisingly  
close to what I estimated by adding up how many people had worked on  
the project, what I estimated they cost the client etc.

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