Ohloh is a fascinating company that lets you ask all sorts of interesting things about open source activity. Want to know how Ada, Lua, Erlang and Scheme stack up in terms of open source programming over the last ten years? Easy.
Now Ohloh has gone one step further in sharing open goodness:
Ohloh (http://www.ohloh.net), an open source network for people who create and use open source software, today announced that it is open sourcing its technology. The development community can access Ohloh source code and contribute to Ohloh via a new part of the Ohloh web site, Ohloh Labs (http://www.labs.ohloh.net). This means Ohloh tools and the Ohloh website itself will be freely available and modifiable by the community.
Its first step:
What's particularly welcome about this is that it extends open source into new areas, allowing companies to measure and manage their own use of free software more precisely.