When working on a project on a day to day basic, it’s hard to get the big picture. To check the organic organisation of open source project, the codeswarm video is gaining an increasing popularity. On these videos, created from the source control system of the project, each file (represented by a dot) flies to the developer who just modified it. Each developer also tends to move towards other developers working with him.
Here is the latest codeswarm of OTB covering 4 years of history including the recent Monteverdi:
As you can see, the development is steadily increasing and there is much action at the end with a strong effort on Monteverdi and the java bindings: we even barely distinguish the Christmas break now… You can also note that external contributors are coming strong with the OTB-Qgis plugin effort done 100% outside of any contract…