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== Rails Contributors Rails has had lots of contributors. This web application keeps an up to date list of them and their contributions. That list is not easy to build. Rails used Subversion until April 2008, and commits in Subversion do not distinguish author from committer. To give due credit to contributors some identifier was usually put in square brackets at the end of the commit message, or in the Changelog. That was a convention followed by hand. As a consequence over the time a given contributor often appears under different names, handlers, emails, there are typos, etc. I wanted to present a good enough figure for the number of Rails contributors in my keynote at Conferencia Rails 2008 and started an effort in the core list to identify these equivalences: http://groups.google.com/group/rubyonrails-core/browse_thread/thread/7554c8c5a25b4765 Lots and lots of people provided mappings, it was really awesome. Still today I get some new equivalence now and then. I wrote a script that took that mapping into account and the figure converged to 1300 people. The list has been regularly maintained and published in this gist: http://gist.github.com/20721 Even nowadays with Git some commits have more than one author.