This Week in Numbers: Comparing Corporate Open Source Contributions on GitHub Organizations


Another way to evaluate GitHub organizations is based on their activity. Open Hub data indicates that 61 percent of the most active organizations on GitHub organizations are commercial enterprises. Most of these companies are working on projects where almost all of the contributors are also employees. Non-profit organizations like those supporting Linux and Kubernetes on average have the highest number of commits. Education organizations have the fewest because many of the projects they maintain are just ways to manage syllabi and homework assignments.

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