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MattCasters
12-06-2006, 10:30 PM
One year ago Kettle (http://kettle.pentaho.org) was open sourced under the LGPL license. I never ever anticipated that the consequences of doing that would be as “big” as they have been. Here are a few numbers to beat in the year to come:

1 RAD week at Pentaho (Orlando)
3 developer summits at Pentaho (Orlando)
5 releases (2.2.0, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, 2.3.0 & 2.3.1)
53 team members
76 (registered) feature requests implemented
158 posters:
1570 posts by myself
1382 posts by “Anonymous”
257 posts by Hassan
138 posts by Sven
129 posts by Jens

363 (registered) bugs fixed
4.781 forum posts in 1257 threads.
8.713 source code commits by 20 people:
6709 by myself
510 by Tom Quinn
450 by Johnny Van Hentenryck
307 by Sven Boden
357 by Jens Bleuel
237 by Bernardo Arlandis
87.064 new lines of code
+100.000 downloadsThis is the perfect opertunity to send out a big thank you to all the people that downloaded Kettle and an even bigger thank you to all the folks that supported Kettle with comments, bug reports, source code, patches & documentation! A big thank you also goes to all the companies that supported Kettle along the way by buying support contracts, filing feature requests with use-cases, providing us with new ideas, etc.
The numbers above show that Kettle development is going strong and is supported by a really nice community. (We have almost no trolling or flamebaits) Kettle is becoming better every day because of that and the new 2.4.0 release is shaping up to be a really nice release indeed.
It’s been an honour to be part of this wonderful open source story! Let’s take it to the next level in the coming year: there is nothing we can’t do in the ETL space…
Yours,
Matt
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