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Logarithmic Developer Effort

If you decide to be a lead developer on your own or some inherited open source project you should be aware that 90be yours. Of the remaining 10Of the remaining 1workers get scarce after that. Nobody will tell you this. Of the 50,000 projects there are probably 50,000 active developers. Most of the projects are idle, some of them have a single developer. Several have two or three developers. Really big projects have 10 developers.

root 2004-02-10