By Chris Aniszczyk

Consistently looking into CNCF and Linux Foundation project’s velocity and the 30 top open source projects give us a very good indication of trends that are resonating with developers and end users. As a result, we can get insight into platforms that will likely be successful. 

We use bubble charts to show three axes of data: commits, authors, and comments/pull requests, and plot on a log-log chart to show the data across large scales. 

Here are the main takeaways I see from these charts: 

CNCF projects – Last 12 months (interactive map)

Dot chart showing CNCF Projects Velocity 8/1/2021 - 8/1/2022

Linux Foundation Projects – Last 12 months (interactive map)

Dot chart showing Linux Foundation Projects  8/1/2021 - 8/1/2022

Top 30 open source projects – Last 12 months (interactive map)

Dot chart showing open-source top 20 Projects Velocity 8/1/2021 - 8/1/2022

You can find all the current and past reports on GitHub, as well as a list and charts on the Google sheets below:

All of the scripts used to generate this data are at (under an Apache 2.0 license). If you see any errors, please open an issue there.

Past blog posts about project velocity: