OpenFoodNetwork Project

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The Project

According to the OpenFoodNetwork (OFN) site: "The Open Food Network is the flagship project of the Open Food Foundation is a non-profit, registered charity established in October 2012 to develop, accumulate and protect open source knowledge, code, applications and platforms for fair and sustainable food systems."

Evaluation Factors

July 2017

Evaluation Factor Level
Evaluation Data
Licensing 2 The OpenfoodNework uses the AGPL 3.0.
Language N/A From the main GitHub page: the OpenFood Network uses mainly Ruby(66.4%), CoffeScript(14.8%), HTML(13.4%), and CSS(4.3%).
Level of Activity 2 There have been commits 50 out of the last 52 weeks
Number of Contributors 2 The OpenFoodNetwork has a large number of contributors (easily 20+), (also viewable by name here)
Product Size 2 The OFN has thousands of lines of code (36.88 MB)
Issue Tracker 2 The issue tracker has 500+ open and 800+ closed items. Multiple issues have been opened and responded to within the last week.
New Contributor 1 There are some instructions for new contributors to get involved here, but nothing too specific.
Community Norms 1 The OpenFoodnetwork has stated values here, and appears to adhere to them well enough in their bug tracker, etc.
User Base 2 The OFN is partnered with hundreds of food sellers
Total Score (out of 16) 14 The OpenFoodNetwork team appears very product-centric, and much of their thught and community is with and about users, not developers.
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