Can an LGPL Qt give C++ a lift?

By Doug Schaefer

Black Duck recently announced their top Rookie Open Source projects for 2008
which using a bit of a weird metric, revealed the top 10 open source
projects that were created in 2008 that had the highest number of
releases. More releases makes you good? O.K…

Anyway, the most
interesting information from their news release was the stats they
gathered on what programming languages these new projects were using.
To the surprise of many, 47% of them were written in C (C Rules!). That
was followed by 28% in Java and 20% in JavaScript. It's pretty
interesting there was so much JavaScript usage. And again, these were
projects that have just been created. But when you look at it, most
open source projects target Linux, and by far the most popular language
for Linux is still C.

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