CodePlex: 10,000 Hosted Projects and Counting

by Peter Galli on July 07, 2009 06:15am


The number of projects hosted on CodePlex, Microsoft's Open Source project hosting site, breached the 10,000 mark on Saturday, July 4, 2009, which represents 160-million lines of code hosted across 10 Team Foundation Servers.


Congratulations go to SharpFitter, a Visual Studio 2008 C# add-in that dynamically loads plug-ins, for being the 10,000th project, and to the entire CodePlex team for this great achievement.


As of close-of-business, Monday July 6, the total number of projects stood at 10,037.



This milestone comes shortly after CodePlex celebrated its third anniversary on June 27, and follows the recent agreement under which CodePlex projects are automatically fed into Black Duck's open source KnowledgeBase repository, and searchable through, a search engine for open source and other downloadable code.  



"We hope to see this incredible rate of growth continue to bring more open source development to the Windows platform," said Sara Ford, the Program Manager for CodePlex, which had just under 3-million visits in June and close to 10-million page views.

The total number of registered users on CodePlex now stands at around 159,306

The most popular license used by the projects hosted on CodePlex is the Microsoft Public License, followed by the GPL v2 and with the MIT license rounding out the top three.

You can read more about all this on the CodePlex blog.



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