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Wed, 05 Aug 2009

Playing with statistics..

Bubulles blog inspired me, to do some statistics. Of course you can't just compare the total number of DDs per countries, since it's easier for larger country to recruit many than a small country. So I took the number of active Developers per Country (ldapsearch -x -H ldap://db.debian.org -b dc=debian,dc=org '(&(keyfingerprint=*)(gidnumber=800))' c|grep -c "c: $x" with x looping over the country codes) and the number of inhabitants (according to Wikipedia) and calculated the quotient of that.

The results are as following:

StateNumber of DDsPopulationQuotient
fi245340093 4.49430375089e-06
ch207725200 2.58892973645e-06
se239283722 2.47745462434e-06
nz104317300 2.31626247886e-06
no114828000 2.27837613919e-06
at188356707 2.15395849107e-06
de172820600002.0960272971e-06
lu1491700 2.03376042302e-06
au33218070001.51327555372e-06
nl23165244631.39187579046e-06
ie64422100 1.35682141969e-06
be14107410001.30341681408e-06
fr82650734821.26011391245e-06
ca40337260001.18602858329e-06
uk72616123001.16859782868e-06

So Bubulle, don't be that safe! There's only a small difference between the french and the Cambridge cabal! Oh, dear me... I just hope, there won't be a second Luxembourgian DD, or they will overtake us Germans!

Other interesting number: The USA only get on place 18 (even so they have the largest absolute number, they have even more inhabitants). The complete results are available at here.

Disclaimer: There are four DDs who had fx as their country code, which seems to be France, Metropolitan, but I'm not sure how to count them in.

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Alexander Tolimar Reichle-Schmehl lives in Hildesheim / Germany. He's an official Debian Developer. Beside maintaining various packages, his main task is being spokesman and event organizer of the Debian project.

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