Clones

Question: How many copies of an open source project repository have been saved on a local machine?

Description

A clone is a copy of a repository saved to a local machine.

Note: Many times clone and technical fork are used interchangeably, but there is a difference between the two. A technical fork is a copy of a repository on the same platform, whereas a clone is a copy on a local machine.

Technical Fork & Clones

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Objectives

The objective of the Clones metric is to ascertain how many copies of a project are downloaded. Analysis of clones may provide insight into the project's popularity and usage.

Implementation

Filters

Visualizations

GitHub Clones

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References

Contributors

  • Vinod Ahuja
  • Sean Goggins
  • Matt Germonprez
  • Kevin Lumbard
  • Dawn Foster
  • Elizabeth Barron