Well, it's a start.
Getting British gov bureaucracies, national and local alike, to open up to F/LOSS is like getting blood out of a stone. Hopefully this will at least goad them into recognising it is an issue they should be addressing.
Le Gouvernement de la République française – the government of France for Anglophones – has published a website containing 9,067 repositories of FOSS software created by 1,022 organisations and groups in the French public sector. After two years of work, the site hit version 1.0 on Wednesday. Helpfully for non-Francophones, …
Bah, Frenchies, cant trust them wiv open sauce. Keep them at arms length ("sleeve" length even)
Upvote the British software, all the better because its British and happier for that (any allusions to Hon J R-M are entirely coincidental)
[for some o/s Europe, The (English) Channel = "La Manche" (Fr) aka "sleeve" in Fench...]
They have some interesting stats with respect to their code. Here's some examples:
Top 10 most used languages
Based on the dependencies listed as being used, the Python stuff seems to use a lot of requests, pandas, and numpy. Those are for fetching and analyzing data, so it looks like a major use for Python is large scale data analysis. That doesn't mean that is the only thing Python is used for of course. It's less obvious what the other languages are used for (other than the obvious web stuff).
Most used identified licenses:
AGPL is a version of GPL mainly used with web services, so I would guess a lot of their web services use it. It is by far the most popular license.
I think the license picture may be more complex than that however, as when I search for GPL-3.0 it comes back with more than 8% of repositories using that license which should make it the number 2 license on that list, but it isn't. I suspect that many repositories have a mixture of licenses and the analysis used is too simplistic to capture that.
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