As an excuse for my next post (go on following this blog), I’ve written a bash script in order to analyse briefly the people that work in some Ubuntu dev-teams, inside Launchpad:
- MOTU (120 members + Technical board, MOTU council, Core dev team, Dev membership board)
- MOTU council (3 members + Technical board)
- Core development team (66 members + Technical board)
- Technical board (6 members)
- Developer membership board (7 members + Technical board)
- Others: Kernel uploaders, Mozilla uploaders, Desktop, Mono, Developers, Kubuntu.
The script justs downloads the pages related to the members of these groups, and applies filters in order to analyze some numbers. You can see the magic of sed and grep of the code here but, let’s go for the results.
The first part shows the number of developers per country, based on the [approximation of] “Time zone” slot of each one’s page:
*** Countries (Time zones) 1 Africa/Cairo 2 Africa/Johannesburg 2 America/Boise 10 America/Chicago 1 America/Denver 1 America/Detroit 1 America/Havana 1 America/Lima 7 America/Los_Angeles 1 America/Mexico_City 5 America/Montreal 15 America/New_York 1 America/St_Johns 1 America/Toronto 1 America/Vancouver 1 Asia/Calcutta 1 Asia/Karachi 1 Asia/Novosibirsk 1 Asia/Riyadh 1 Asia/Shanghai 1 Asia/Singapore 1 Asia/Tokyo 1 Australia/Hobart 1 Australia/Melbourne 5 Australia/Sydney 2 Canada/Eastern 1 Canada/Mountain 21 Europe/Berlin 1 Europe/Brussels 1 Europe/Bucharest 4 Europe/Copenhagen 3 Europe/Helsinki 1 Europe/Lisbon 1 Europe/Ljubljana 18 Europe/London 6 Europe/Madrid 2 Europe/Moscow 1 Europe/Oslo 18 Europe/Paris 9 Europe/Rome 3 Europe/Vienna 1 Europe/Vilnius 3 Europe/Warsaw 2 Pacific/Auckland 1 US/Central 4 US/Eastern 2 US/Pacific
The total is 170, and the most populated cities (>=10 developers) are Berlin, London, Paris, New York, Roma and Chicago. (The previous phrase is a nonsense in many cases e.g. Europe, cause each city label is an indicator for the country more than for the city itself; thanks Fabrice).
Cheking by regions, this is the distribution:
- 3 from Africa: Cairo, Johannesburg
- 3 from America (not US & Canada): Havana, Mexico, Lima
- 7 from Asia: Calcutta, Karachi, Novosibirsk, Riyadh, Shanghai, Singapore, Tokyo
- 8 from Australia & Pacific: Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland
- 54 from US & Canada
- 95 from Europe
Other info the script shows is the list of people from a city, the developers belonging to Ubuntu Women (only 5), and the Karma ranking. Feel free to download from here, use and improve it.
It’s great to know there are so many persons from so many countries working towards a common direction so useful for the world. Long live people working for Ubuntu (and Debian, and GNU, and Linux and… free software) around the world 😉