The real number of open source developers

Friday Nov 8th 2019 by Matt Asay

InfoWorld: Are there really more than 40 million software developers on GitHub? Not even close

GitHub just released its latest State of the Octoverse report with some astonishing numbers. Unfortunately, some of the numbers—like the claim of 40 million developers—are not just astonishing, they’re wrong.

I’m not suggesting some nefarious intent to deceive. GitHub folks aren’t like that.

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