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  1. #1
    Shreya Vakil Guest

    Looking for productivity values


    Does any of the developers here have any knowledge on what productivity does
    an open source project deliver.Specifically what are the SLOC developed to
    the Man hours put in ?


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    MarkN Guest

    Re: Looking for productivity values


    About the same as a non-open source project. You save a bundle on licensing
    and support though.


    "Shreya Vakil" <vakil@usc.edu> wrote:
    >
    >Does any of the developers here have any knowledge on what productivity

    does
    >an open source project deliver.Specifically what are the SLOC developed

    to
    >the Man hours put in ?
    >
    >


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    AJ Armstrong Guest

    Re: Looking for productivity values

    On Mon, 19 Nov 2001 01:35:43 -0700, Shreya Vakil wrote:


    > Does any of the developers here have any knowledge on what productivity
    > does an open source project deliver.Specifically what are the SLOC
    > developed to the Man hours put in ?


    Hi, Shreya

    I think you might be trying to compare apples to oranges here.
    SLOC to *person*hours is more a function of development environment
    than development philosophy. Open source is better compared to dev.
    philosophies, such as traditional waterfall, cyclic (the MS process),
    JAD, RAD, Extreme Coding, etc.

    Open Source's benefits are not from the amount of code per person
    you can recover, but from the sheer number of people that you can
    apply. Check out Eric Raymond's 'The Cathedral and the Bazaar' for
    a well-written (if admittedly partisan) comparison of Open Source
    and more traditional approaches.

    -aja
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