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How Big is Linux? (in lines of Source Code)

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A vague idea about the magnitude of this little thing called Linux.
  1. It would cost over $1 billion (a Gigabuck) to develop this Linux distribution by conventional proprietary means in the U.S. (in year 2000 U.S. dollars).
  2. It includes over 30 million physical source lines of code (SLOC).
  3. It would have required about 8,000 person-years of development time.
  4. Red Hat Linux 7.1 represents over a 60% increase in size, effort, and traditional development costs over Red Hat Linux 6.2 (which was released about one year earlier).
 read more | mail this link | score:7048 | -Ray, June 27, 2001 (Updated: July 24, 2003)
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