Open HUB is dead — or worse, it's a zombie
Some may recall it as Ohloh, then it was taken over by Black Duck Software and now runs under the name of Open HUB, the open source network to
Discover, Track and Compare Open Source. What a laugh. Since Black Duck took over things continuously have gotten worse, spinning repository updates became infrequent, and now OpenHUB simply can't catch up with all projects, their engine for months was months behind with updating source code, and now completely fails on big repositories.
For example, take a look at the statistics for my commit accounts (which today, 2015-08-17, are said to be
Analyzed 9 days ago).
Most recent commit 6 months ago — yeah, sure
Has made 178 commits — seriously? used to be in the thousands
and ... all commits of the entire LibreOffice project are missing.
So let's dig into the LibreOffice project statistics. In the Activity section there's a
30 Day Summary Jul 9 2015 — Aug 8 2015 which lists — tadaaa ... —
2 Commits of
2 Contributors, and for the
12 Month Summary it says
124 Commits by
12 Contributors. Of course that's nonsense. Compare with the LibreOffice repository clone pulse at GitHub, which is updated with every commit.
But, there may be people who think OpenHUB delivers accurate numbers, and for smaller projects the numbers may look "not so wrong in a non-obvious way". Or they were used to (half) accurate numbers from Ohloh, and may trust those numbers and quote them in publications or even make decisions based on those numbers. That's why I think OpenHUB is more than dead, a zombie delivering false data is worse than no data at all.