October 21, 2002
Language popularity in Open Source

UseTheSource has compiled some interesting statistics as to the popularity of various languages in open-source development, using Freshmeat and Sourceforge as the, uh, sources for his stats.

See the Freshmeat statistics here, and the Sourceforge statistics here.

No real surprises here. C, C++, and Perl are all very big. Python is number six in both lists. VB is nowhere, whereas I think that in the commercial world, VB is big. But then, surely no one uses VB by choice, and contribution to OSS projects is usually voluntary.

Posted to Open source by Simon Brunning at October 21, 2002 03:21 PM
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