Reads more like a list of the most well-known brogrammers to me.
Compare this with what Ohloh does, where someone can be ranked in the top #10 of contributors (or projects) without even signing up.
Ohloh doesn't offer very interesting stats, so I was expecting something more for stats junkies, but this is considerably worse in most all respects.
It will result in Flickr-like interestingness numbers, where people who play in the social network have more ratings, rather than a system that identifies the most important projects or the most widely active developers.
We don't feel confortable ranking projects and people based on info from not registered people, just our choice.
One of the things that really differentiates our ranking from Ohloh's is the way we calculate the DevScore. The DevScore it's not a popularity rank and it's not based on the amount of lines. The DevScore tries to measure the impact of your contributions (measure the amount of code, the reputation of the project and the reputation of the people that you work with) and of course we are continuously improving it and open to heard feedback.
In the top 9 most awesome Open Source projects in the world 6 out of 9 are ruby projects. Linux or Apache projects are not in the lists. Yep, seems about right... (I am sarcastic of course)
Plus, but it may only be me, rating open source projects by "awesomeness" is a gross misunderstanding of the nature of Open Source and the contribution that everybody can bring into this world.
Why did you pick the top 9?
The natural sample would have been all 10 items in the top 10. Cutting it off at the rather weird 9, especially considering that the 10th is not a ruby item, gives the appearance that he massaged the data to support his position.
I understand what you're trying to do, but I think this (and similar efforts) are a net negative. Sorry.
In addition, we actively track projects from forges like Github, Bitbucket, Apache, Java.net, Google Code, etc.
Other well known open source projects and their ranks:
a github page with somebody's vim configuration: 2068
gcc: Not listed except for some ps3 ports aroynd 12k
Well we now know that emacs is more awesome than vim, but vim's configuration format is more awesome than either.
Would be great to see people from other communities and/or languages (i.e jquery ranks 13 but John Resig is not even registered)
You can't rank people without having them register?
Good way to find new projects to contribute too