tidbit: freshmeat and sourceforge

Freshmeat (FM) describes itself thusly: "freshmeat maintains the Web's largest index of Unix and cross-platform software, themes and related 'eye-candy', and Palm OS software."

And Sourceforge (SF) is, of course, "the world's largest Open Source software development web site, hosting more than 100,000 projects and over 1,000,000 registered users with a centralized resource for managing projects, issues, communications, and code."

Here at FLOSSmole, we keep tabs on Freshmeat AND Sourceforge projects. Some of the projects listed on Freshmeat are also listed in Sourceforge, and some of them are not. One way to tell which SF projects are listed on FM is to query our Freshmeat tables and ask which Freshmeat projects resolve to a "sf.net" or "sourceforge" URL:

SELECT count(*)
FROM fm_project_homepages
WHERE datasource_id=18
AND real_url_homepage LIKE "%sourceforge%"
OR real_url_homepage LIKE "%sf.net"

For the March 5 data (datasource=18), this yields 10278 results.

Other things we track about Freshmeat projects are the authors, the dependencies (what other software is this software dependent upon?), and how the project is classified in the trove.

The tables you'll be interested in are: