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Measuring Community Participation in Open Source Projects: Data from Drupal.org

Measuring Community Participation in Open Source Projects: Data from Drupal.org

A defining aspect of open source software such as Drupal is the collaboration among multiple individuals and organizations on the same software.

So how do you measure the activity of contributors who are working on that software?

For Drupal-based projects, the issue queue and project usage statistics are two good sources of data for measuring participation.