2015 was a big year for PowerDNS, perhaps the biggest in our open source
history! I'd like to write a tearful post how great it was to work with you
all, how happy we are to have merged with Open-Xchange & Dovecot, how
wonderful it is to be part of the open source community etc. But you've
read such messages before. Assume all of it is true :-)
Instead, of that touchy feely stuff, Pieter compiled some numbers about the
past year. Please find them below & have a great 2016!
2015 in numbers
While the close of 2015 nears, we want to share some geeky stats over the
Let’s start with the company: number of new employees: 2. And the number of
companies PowerDNS merged with: 1!
As for the software itself, there were a total of 15 releases made this year
for both the Authoritative Server and the Recursor. We published 3 security
announcements (sorry about those) and were issued 4 CVE numbers. Sorry for
When looking at the code in our master branch, there were a total of 47 code
contributors that contributed, excluding merges, 1957 commits (almost 5.5
commits per day) for a total diffstat of 1691 files changed, 151221
insertions(+), 121397 deletions(-). These numbers don’t tell the whole
story, if we take the cumulative changes for all non-merge commits, 794,505
lines were inserted and 711,244 were deleted.
The top code contributors from non-employees, also (gratefully) known as
“the usual suspects” :