Microsoft Has The Most Open Source Contributors on GitHub


GitHub has published The state of the Octoverse 2016, a very interesting report that offers an insight into how its 14 million users leveraged the hugely popular repository this year. Among them is a list of organizations with the most open source contributors, most popular coding languages, most used emoji reactions, new user interactions and much more.

The list of organizations with the most open source contributions is particularly interesting, because it shows Microsoft leading the pack with over 16,000 users. The software giant is followed by Facebook and Docker, with Google only coming in fifth place.

The state of the Octoverse 2016 reveals that JavaScript is, by far, the most popular language used by GitHub users, followed by Java and Python. C++ is in sixth place, C# is in eight, and Objective C comes in 12th place. 

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