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Charts tracking usage of 'open source'

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Interactive charts on this page show usage of the term 'open source' in Ariadne articles, tracking usage from 1996 (when publication started) to present (as of most recently published issue).

Data used in these charts is drawn from all articles tagged with 'open source', via our automated tagging system.

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Timeline of references to 'open source'

This data chart includes two timelines:

  • 'articles' timeline tracks the number of articles that mention 'open source' (per date)
  • 'total usage' timeline tracks all references throughout articles to 'open source' (per date)

Relative recency of references to 'open source'

This data chart highlights bands of recency:

  • numbers of articles referring to 'open source' recently (within previous year), mid-term (between one and three years), and longer-term (older than three years)
  • total usage of 'open source' recently (within previous year), mid-term (between one and three years), and longer-term (older than three years)

Top 10: authors most frequently referring to 'open source'

This chart shows up to 10 authors most frequently using this term 'open source'.

  • select author name label (near bottom of each column) to see an overview of all articles by author referring to 'open source'
  • the default view of articles and total usage shows how these authors compare overall
  • de-select the 'articles' label to hide this data set and focus on how these authors compare by total usage of 'open source'
  • de-select the ''total usage' label to hide this data set to focus on how these authors compare by total numbers of articles referring to 'open source'

Long tail: all authors referring to 'open source'

This data chart shows all authors referring to 'open source', ordered by each author's number of articles mentioning this term versus total usage of this term:

  • points in red plot data related to the top 10 authors most frequently referring to 'open source'
  • points in blue plot the (more or less) long tail of other authors also referring to 'open source'
  • vertical axis marks the number of articles by an author referring to 'open source'
  • horizontal axis marks an author's total usage of term 'open source'

Note that darker points in this chart can indicate overlaps where several authors have written the same numbers of articles with the same total usage of this term 'open source'.

Complete list of authors discussing 'open source'

Here is a list of all authors referring to 'open source', ordered by total usage of this term.

  • numbers in parentheses indicate each author's relative distribution in the chart above (total usage / number of articles).
  • author names provide links to overviews of articles by each author discussing 'open source'

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