Since 2004, FLOSSmole aims to:

  • freely provide data about free, libre, and open source software (FLOSS) projects in multiple formats for anyone to download;
  • integrate donated data & scripts from other research teams;
  • provide a community for researchers to discuss public data about FLOSS development.

FLOSSmole contains: Several terabytes (TB) of data covering the period 2004-now, and growing with data sets from more than 68,000 web-based collection operations, and growing each month. This includes data for millions of open source projects and their developers, their communications, and their artifacts.

How to Cite FLOSSmole Data
Howison, J., Conklin, M., & Crowston, K. (2006). FLOSSmole: A collaborative repository for FLOSS research data and analyses. International Journal of Information Technology and Web Engineering, 1(3), 17–26. (More)

All original data is copyright of its owners.

  1. If you use the data, please cite the source as shown above.
  2. Please be ethical in your use of this data. You may wish to consult the publication Ethical decision-making and Internet research: Recommendations from the AOIR ethics working committee.
  3. Please be aware that your use of this data for research may require approval by your company's or institution's IRB (Institutional Review Board).