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Re: Developers per country (2013)



On Sun, Aug 11, 2013 at 10:09:53AM +1000, Craig Small wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 09, 2013 at 08:02:11PM +0300, Boris Pek wrote:
> > First, let's see how the number of active developers and population are
> > really related. The correlation coefficients are:
> > 0.10 (2013), 0.09 (2012), 0.09 (2011), 0.08 (2010).
> > Very low, unfortunately. But it was predictable...
>
> And going lower too.

Yeah. To be expected; we don't remove members as easily as we gain them
(which is fine, IMHO), so as the project ages and people fall idle, it
"brings down" the numbers, without reducing the set of active people
doing good work too much :)

> 
> > The correlation coefficients between the number of active developers and GDP:
> > 0.60 (2013), 0.60 (2012). Hey, it looks much better!
> So... if we want more Debian developers, try to increase a countries GDP and don't
> bother with its population; perhaps.  I wonder what causes this.
> 
> Thanks, I found it interesting in any case.
> 
>  - Craig
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