Jacob Kaplan-Moss

Series: Measuring the Django Community

Circles of Django (2007) March 22nd, 2007

So here’s a question I get asked a lot: “How big is Django’s community?” Anyone who works in open source knows that it’s basically impossible to know the size of any open source community. It’s easy with commercial programs – just look at the sales numbers – but since F/OSS is freely (and widely) available, there’s almost no way to know how many people are using your project. Still, the tie-wearing enterprisy business folks ask these types of questions, and it’s useful to have an answer ready.…

The Django community in 2009 November 6th, 2009

In March of 2007, I attempted to measure the size of Django’s community. That March turned out to be a major inflection point in Django’s growth: the release of 0.96 brought a lot of new features – testing and the new forms library being the critical ones – and those in turn brought in a lot of new users. Growth since then has been at a much faster pace. So I thought it’d be interesting to review the same metrics I used back then.…

The Django community in 2012 March 5th, 2012

In 2007, and again in 2009, I made an attempt to measure the size of the Django community. By popular request — okay, a couple people asked for it, whatever — let’s do this thing again. Users In 2007 and 2009, I shared three ways of looking at how many people are using Django: hits to the website, downloads of the Django tarball, and sites listed as “using Django.” So, here’s an overview of users, some notes on interpreting these numbers follow:…