Ubuntu-LB Ubuntu-lb Digest, Vol 9, Issue 2

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Wed Jan 9 14:01:16 GMT 2008


On Jan 9, 2008 2:00 PM, <ubuntu-lb-request at lists.ubuntu.com> wrote:

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>   1. Re:  Ubuntu Is Giving Away Software For Free Costs More   Than
>      You Would Think (Jocelyn)
>   2. Re:  Test (Joelle Ghazal)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 17:50:52 +0200
> From: Jocelyn <jhabib at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Ubuntu-LB Ubuntu Is Giving Away Software For Free Costs
>        More    Than You Would Think
> To: "Dani Soufi" <danisoufi at gmail.com>
> Cc: ubuntu-lb at lists.ubuntu.com
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> Interesting article but my question is , had canonical wrote all these
> codes
> ?
>
>
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> On Jan 8, 2008 1:53 AM, Dani Soufi <danisoufi at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > Oh cool, then here are some facts about Ubuntu Software.
> >
> > Little known fact: The  Ubuntu<
> http://www.fsckin.com/2007/09/29/giving-away-software-for-free-costs-more-than-you-would-think/#>distribution
> is now includes 23,164 packages.
> >
> > Did you know that the Ubuntu software repository contains 23,164
> packages?
> > I also introduce the Constructive Cost Model (COCOMO), and finally,
> > reference an article quoting that Debian 'cost' 1.9 billion dollars to
> > develop back in year 2000.
> > I detail my plan of attack to find out how much the Ubuntu distribution
> > 'cost' to develop using COCOMO and SLOCCount
> > <http://www.dwheeler.com/sloc/> by David Wheeler. Without his excellent
> > program, this article would not be possible
> >
> > Downloading the source code took nearly 2 days, due to the nature of
> > apt-get, you must first build dependencies, then download the actual
> source
> > code. There were some annoying programs that once downloaded, require
> user
> > input (such as LILO) and that paused the downloading process until I
> > provided some human input.
> >
> > It took over 8 hours for SLOCCount to process all 51,447 files
> downloaded,
> > with a 3.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor.
> >
> > I started this project with a brand new Gutsy Gibbon installation. By
> the
> > time all was said and done,my hard drive contained 92.8 GB of gzipped
> > source files, patches, graphics, etc - everything needed to build Ubuntu
> > from scratch- and installed nearly 10 GB of dependencies.
> >
> > Opening Nautilus and browsing to /usr/src makes my computer freeze for
> > nearly 2 minutes while my 10,000rpm SATA hard drive reads the directory
> > structure. When running the LS command on /usr/src recursively, it takes
> > over 20 minutes to finish running.
> >
> > Computer software engineers make approximately 75,000 yearly salary
> > according to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics<
> http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos267.htm>
> > .
> >
> > Without further ado, here are numbers you came for:
> >
> > Source Lines Of Code: *121,131,661*
> > Person-Months: 1,208,967.6
> > Person-Days: 24,179,353
> > Person-Hours: 193,434,823
> > Duration Years: 18.4
> > Duration Months: 221.0
> > Duration Days: 4419
> > Duration Hours: 35,354
> >
> > Total Price: *$7,033,290,160*
> >
> > Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon and all available software packages included in the
> > software repositories would take over 7 BILLION dollars to re-write from
> the
> > ground up. Don't believe it? Remember, this number counts source code
> from
> > projects such as Mozilla Firefox and OpenOffice.org which are behemoths
> in
> > and of themselves.
> >
> > If you enjoyed this article, please Digg it, or subscribe to my RSS feed
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> > I've got a new article coming up this weekend that 'violates' all that
> is
> > holy with Ubuntu Christian Edition.
> >
> > Source Page:
> http://www.fsckin.com/2007/10/05/giving-away-software-for-free-costs-more-than-you-would-think-part-3/
> >
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> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 8 Jan 2008 18:36:06 +0200
> From: "Joelle Ghazal" <joelleghazal at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Ubuntu-LB Test
> To: "Dani Soufi" <danisoufi at gmail.com>
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> On Jan 7, 2008 2:04 PM, Dani Soufi <danisoufi at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear Ubuntu-LB Team,
> > This is a test message, if you had received it just reply to it to make
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> > Best Regards,
> > Dani
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