OpenSSL Cryticality Score

Nicola Tuveri nic.tuv at
Fri Dec 11 09:54:30 UTC 2020

On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 11:23 AM Matt Caswell <matt at> wrote:
> Actually according to the spreadsheet we are 5th (not 6th) - line 1 in
> the sheet is the title row. Linux takes 2 of the top spots, with git and
> php taking the other spots ahead of OpenSSL.

Good, it's good that the double review process catches my off-by-one
errors also on the mailing list ;)

> Not sure I understand the "Releases (last yr)" column which says we did
> 41 releases - that's a number I can't reconcile with the actual number
> of releases we did.

It seems to be an estimate based on the number of tags, as we don't do
github releases:

(total_tags / days_since_creation) * RELEASE_LOOKBACK_DAYS

This is definitely skewed by considering the project 95 months old
(2887 days) instead of ~264 months (8026 days).


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