22 9 / 2012
I dug out some old scripts people have sent me and started looking at the contributor lists again.
9.1 and 9.2 had somewhere around 300 contributors.. with 9.1 having slightly more mentions of people’s names - maybe about 40. I am not sure yet whether this is because of responses to bug reports, or maybe just that more people got mentioned.
One thing I talked about a bit with folks at Postgres Open was how damn tired we all are. We’re all working really hard, and the socializing scene has started to contract again. Everyone is travelling, talking, consulting, working. All the time. Not many of the key contributors in Europe and the US are having children or more children, as far as I can tell for the past couple of years. I’ve been thinking about whether this is an indicator for open source projects — how many of your key contributors are having children or have had them. Certainly for women who are +/- 10 years of my age this is an issue.
The new committee for Postgres Open 2013 is already making me so happy. I would love to work on the branding for the next conference. An idea was to rebrand it to a “users conference”. I’m not sure what exactly that will look like, but I have a couple ideas. Hopefully they’ll let me do that :) I probably will post some graphs and numbers on the real blog in the next day or so. Yay for free time!!!