Ake Gaviar


GitHub’s Top 100 Most Valuable Repositories Out of 96 Million

What’s shaping our technology world

GitHub is not just a code hosting service with version control — it’s also an enormous developer network.

The sheer size of GitHub at over 30 million accounts, more than 2 million organizations, and over 96 million repositories translates into one of the world’s most valuable development networks.

How do you quantify the value of this network? And is there a way to get the top repositories?

Here at U°OS, we ran the GitHub network through a simplified version¹ of our reputation algorithm and produced the top 100 most valuable repositories.

The result is as fascinating as it is eclectic in the way that it does feel like a good reflection of our society’s interest in the technology and where it moves.

There are the big proprietary players with open source projects — Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, and even Baidu. And at the same time, there’s a Chinese anti-censorship tool.

There’s Bitcoin for cryptocurrency.

There’s a particle detector for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.

There are gaming projects like Space Station 13 and Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead and a gaming engine Godot.

There are education projects like freeCodeCamp, Open edX, Oppia, and Code.org.

There are web and mobile app building projects like WordPress, Joomla, and Flutter to publish your content on.

There are databases to store your content for the web like Ceph and CockroachDB.

And there’s a search engine to navigate through the content — Elasticsearch.

There are also, perhaps unsurprisingly, jailbreak projects like Cydia compatibility manager for iOS and Nintendo 3DS custom firmware.

And there’s a smart home system — Home Assistant.

All in all, it’s really a great outlook for the technology world: we learn, build stuff to broadcast our unique voices, we use crypto, break free from proprietary software on our hardware, and in the spare time we game in our automated homes. And the big companies open-source their projects.

Before I proceed with the list, a result of running the Octoverse through the reputation algorithm also produced a value score for every individual GitHub contributor. So, if you have a GitHub account and curious, you can get your score at https://u.community/github and convert it to a Universal Portable Reputation.

Top 100 projects & repositories

Out of over 96 million repositories

  1. Google Kubernetes
    Container scheduling and management
    Repository: https://github.com/kubernetes/kubernetes
    Website: https://kubernetes.io/
  2. Apache Spark
    A unified analytics engine for large-scale data processing
    Repository: https://github.com/apache/spark
    Website: http://spark.apache.org/
  3. Microsoft Visual Studio Code
    A source-code editor
    Repository: https://github.com/Microsoft/vscode
    Website: https://code.visualstudio.com/
  4. NixOS Package Collection
    A collection of packages for the Nix package manager
    Repository: https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs
    Website: https://nixos.org
  5. Rust
    Programming language
    Repository: https://github.com/rust-lang/rust
    Website: https://www.rust-lang.org/
  6. Firehol IP Lists
    Blacklists for Firehol, a firewall builder
    Repository: https://github.com/firehol/blocklist-ipsets
    Website: https://iplists.firehol.org/
  7. Red Hat OpenShift
    A community distribution of Kubernetes optimized for continuous application development and multi-tenant deployment
    Repository: https://github.com/openshift/origin
    Website: https://www.openshift.com/
  8. Ansible
    A deployment automation platform
    Repository: https://github.com/ansible/ansible
    Website: https://www.ansible.com/
  9. Automattic WordPress Calypso
    A JavaScript and API powered front-end for WordPress.com
    Repository: https://github.com/Automattic/wp-calypso
    Website: https://developer.wordpress.com/calypso/
  10. Microsoft .NET CoreFX
    Foundational class libraries for .NET Core
    Repository: https://github.com/dotnet/corefx
    Website: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/core/
  11. Microsoft .NET Roslyn
    .NET compiler
    Repository: https://github.com/dotnet/roslyn
    Website: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/csharp/roslyn-sdk/
  12. Node.js
    A JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine
    Repository: https://github.com/nodejs/node
    Website: https://nodejs.org/en/
  13. TensorFlow
    Google’s machine learning framework
    Repository: https://github.com/tensorflow/tensorflow
    Website: https://www.tensorflow.org/
  14. freeCodeCamp
    Code learning platform
    Repository: https://github.com/freeCodeCamp/freeCodeCamp
    Website: https://www.freecodecamp.org/
  15. Space Station 13
    A round-based roleplaying game
    Repository: https://github.com/tgstation/tgstation
    Website: https://www.tgstation13.org/
  16. Apple Swift
    Apple’s programming language
    Repository: https://github.com/apple/swift
    Website: https://swift.org/
  17. Elasticsearch
    A search engine
    Repository: https://github.com/elastic/elasticsearch
    Website: https://www.elastic.co/products/elasticsearch
  18. Moby
    An open framework to assemble specialized container systems
    Repository: https://github.com/moby/moby
    Website: https://mobyproject.org/
  19. CockroachDB
    A cloud-native SQL database
    Repository: https://github.com/cockroachdb/cockroach
    Website: https://www.cockroachlabs.com/
  20. Cydia Compatibility Checker
    A compatibility checker for Cydia — a package manager for iOS jailbroken devices
    Repository: https://github.com/jlippold/tweakCompatible
    Website: https://jlippold.github.io/tweakCompatible/
  21. Servo
    A web browser engine
    Repository: https://github.com/servo/servo
    Website: https://servo.org/
  22. Google Flutter
    Google’s mobile app SDK to create interfaces for iOS and Android
    Repository: https://github.com/flutter/flutter
    Website: https://flutter.dev/
  23. macOS Homebrew Package Manager
    Default formulae for the missing package manager for macOS
    Repository: https://github.com/homebrew/homebrew-core
    Website: https://brew.sh/
  24. Home Assistant
    Home automation software
    Repository: https://github.com/home-assistant/home-assistant
    Website: https://www.home-assistant.io/
  25. Microsoft .NET CoreCLR
    Runtime for .NET Core
    Repository: https://github.com/dotnet/coreclr
    Website: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/core/
  26. CocoaPods Specifications
    Specifications for CocoaPods, a Cocoa dependency manager
    Repository: https://github.com/CocoaPods/Specs
    Website: https://cocoapods.org/
  27. Elastic Kibana
    An analytics and search dashboard for Elasticsearch
    Repository: https://github.com/elastic/kibana
    Website: https://www.elastic.co/products/kibana
  28. Julia Language
    A technical computing language
    Repository: https://github.com/JuliaLang/julia
    Website: https://julialang.org/
  29. Microsoft TypeScript
    A superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript
    Repository: https://github.com/Microsoft/TypeScript
    Website: https://www.typescriptlang.org/
  30. Joomla
    A content management system
    Repository: https://github.com/joomla/joomla-cms
    Website: https://www.joomla.org/
  31. DefinitelyTyped
    A repository for TypeScript type definitions
    Repository: https://github.com/DefinitelyTyped/DefinitelyTyped
    Website: http://definitelytyped.org/
  32. Homebrew Cask
    A CLI workflow for the administration of macOS applications distributed as binaries
    Repository: https://github.com/Homebrew/homebrew-cask
    Website: https://brew.sh/
  33. Ceph
    A distributed object, block, and file storage platform
    Repository: https://github.com/ceph/ceph
    Website: https://ceph.com/
  34. Go
    Programming language
    Repository: https://github.com/golang/go
    Website: https://golang.org/
  35. AMP HTML Builder
    A way to build pages for Google AMP
    Repository: https://github.com/ampproject/amphtml
    Website: https://amp.dev/
  36. Open edX
    An online education platform
    Repository: https://github.com/edx/edx-platform
    Website: https://open.edx.org/
  37. Pandas
    A data analysis and manipulation library for Python
    Repository: https://github.com/pandas-dev/pandas
    Website: https://pandas.pydata.org/
  38. Istio
    A platform to manage microservices
    Repository: https://github.com/istio/istio
    Website: https://istio.io/
  39. ManageIQ
    A containers, virtual machines, networks, and storage management platform
    Repository: https://github.com/ManageIQ/manageiq
    Website: http://manageiq.org/
  40. Godot Engine
    A multi-platform 2D and 3D game engine
    Repository: https://github.com/godotengine/godot
    Website: https://godotengine.org/
  41. Gentoo Repository Mirror
    A Gentoo ebuild repository mirror
    Repository: https://github.com/gentoo/gentoo
    Website: https://www.gentoo.org/
  42. Odoo
    A suite of web based open source business apps
    Repository: https://github.com/odoo/odoo
    Website: https://www.odoo.com/
  43. Azure Documentation
    Documentation of Microsoft Azure
    Repository: https://github.com/MicrosoftDocs/azure-docs
    Website: https://docs.microsoft.com/azure
  44. Magento
    An eCommerce platform
    Repository: https://github.com/magento/magento2
    Website: https://magento.com/
  45. Saltstack
    Software to automate the management and configuration of any infrastructure or application at scale
    Repository: https://github.com/saltstack/salt
    Website: https://www.saltstack.com/
  46. AdGuard Filters
    Ad blocking filters for AdGuard
    Repository: https://github.com/AdguardTeam/AdguardFilters
    Website: https://adguard.com/en/welcome.html
  47. Symfony
    A PHP framework
    Repository: https://github.com/symfony/symfony
    Website: https://symfony.com/
  48. CMS Software for the Large Hadron Collider
    Particle detector software components for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider
    Repository: https://github.com/cms-sw/cmssw
    Website: http://cms-sw.github.io/
  49. Red Hat OpenShift
    OpenShift installation and configuration management
    Repository: https://github.com/openshift/openshift-ansible
    Website: https://www.openshift.com/
  50. ownCloud
    Personal cloud software
    Repository: https://github.com/owncloud/core
    Website: https://owncloud.org/
  51. gRPC
    A remote procedure call (RPC) framework
    Repository: https://github.com/grpc/grpc
    Website: https://grpc.io/
  52. Liferay
    An enterprise web platform
    Repository: https://github.com/brianchandotcom/liferay-portal
    Website: https://www.liferay.com/
  53. CommCare HQ
    A mobile data collection platform
    Repository: https://github.com/dimagi/commcare-hq
    Website: https://www.commcarehq.org/
  54. WordPress Gutenberg
    An editor plugin for WordPress
    Repository: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg
    Website: https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/
  55. PyTorch
    A Python package for Tensor computation and deep neural networks
    Repository: https://github.com/pytorch/pytorch
    Website: https://pytorch.org/
  56. Kubernetes Test Infrastructure
    A test-infra repository for Kubernetes
    Repository: https://github.com/kubernetes/test-infra
    Website: https://kubernetes.io/
  57. Keybase
    Keybase client repository
    Repository: https://github.com/keybase/client
    Website: https://keybase.io/
  58. Facebook React
    A JavaScript library for building user interfaces
    Repository: https://github.com/facebook/react
    Website: https://reactjs.org/
  59. Code.org
    Code learning resource
    Repository: https://github.com/code-dot-org/code-dot-org
    Website: https://code.org/
  60. Bitcoin Core
    Bitcoin client software
    Repository: https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin
    Website: https://bitcoincore.org/
  61. Arm Mbed OS
    A platform operating system for the Internet of Things
    Repository: https://github.com/ARMmbed/mbed-os
    Website: https://www.mbed.com
  62. scikit-learn
    A Python module for machine learning
    Repository: https://github.com/scikit-learn/scikit-learn
    Website: https://scikit-learn.org
  63. Nextcloud
    A self-hosted productivity platform
    Repository: https://github.com/nextcloud/server
    Website: https://nextcloud.com/
  64. Helm Charts
    A curated list of applications for Kubernetes
    Repository: https://github.com/helm/charts
    Website: https://kubernetes.io/
  65. Terraform
    An infrastructure management tool
    Repository: https://github.com/hashicorp/terraform
    Website: https://www.terraform.io/
  66. Ant Design
    A UI design language
    Repository: https://github.com/ant-design/ant-design
    Website: https://ant.design/
  67. Phalcon Framework Documentation
    Documentation for Phalcon, a PHP framework
    Repository: https://github.com/phalcon/docs
    Website: https://docs.phalconphp.com
  68. Documentation for CMS Software for the Large Hadron Collider
    Documentation for CMS Software for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider
    Repository: https://github.com/cms-sw/cms-sw.github.io
    Website: http://cms-sw.github.io/
  69. Apache Kafka Mirror
    A mirror for Apache Kafka, a distributed streaming platform
    Repository: https://github.com/apache/kafka
    Website: https://kafka.apache.org/
  70. Electron
    A framework to write cross-platform desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS
    Repository: https://github.com/electron/electron
    Website: https://electronjs.org/
  71. Zephyr Project
    A real-time operating system
    Repository: https://github.com/zephyrproject-rtos/zephyr
    Website: https://www.zephyrproject.org/
  72. The web-platform-tests Project
    A cross-browser testsuite for the Web-platform stack
    Repository: https://github.com/web-platform-tests/wpt
    Website: https://www.w3.org/
  73. Marlin Firmware
    Optimized firmware for RepRap 3D printers based on the Arduino platform
    Repository: https://github.com/MarlinFirmware/Marlin
    Website: http://marlinfw.org/
  74. Apache MXNet
    A library for deep learning
    Repository: https://github.com/apache/incubator-mxnet
    Website: https://mxnet.apache.org/
  75. Apache Beam
    A unified programming model
    Repository: https://github.com/apache/beam
    Website: https://beam.apache.org/
  76. Fastlane
    A build and release automaton for iOS and Android apps
    Repository: https://github.com/fastlane/fastlane
    Website: https://fastlane.tools/
  77. Kubernetes Website and Documentation
    A repository for the Kubernetes website and documentation
    Repository: https://github.com/kubernetes/website
    Website: https://kubernetes.io
  78. Ruby on Rails
    A web-application framework
    Repository: https://github.com/rails/rails
    Website: https://rubyonrails.org/
  79. Zulip
    Team chat software
    Repository: https://github.com/zulip/zulip
    Website: https://zulipchat.com/
  80. Laravel
    A web application framework
    Repository: https://github.com/laravel/framework
    Website: https://laravel.com/
  81. Baidu PaddlePaddle
    Baidu’s deep learning framework
    Repository: https://github.com/PaddlePaddle/Paddle
    Website: http://www.paddlepaddle.org/
  82. Gatsby
    A web application framework
    Repository: https://github.com/gatsbyjs/gatsby
    Website: https://www.gatsbyjs.org/
  83. Rust Crate Registry
    Rust’s community package registry
    Repository: https://github.com/rust-lang/crates.io-index
    Website: https://crates.io/
  84. Nintendo 3DS Custom Firmware
    A complete guide to 3DS custom firmware
    Repository: https://github.com/hacks-guide/Guide_3DS
    Website: https://3ds.hacks.guide/
  85. TiDB
    A NewSQL database
    Repository: https://github.com/pingcap/tidb
    Website: https://pingcap.com
  86. Angular CLI
    CLI tool for Angular, a Google web application framework
    Repository: https://github.com/angular/angular-cli
    Website: https://cli.angular.io/
  87. MAPS.ME
    Offline OpenStreetMap maps for iOS and Android
    Repository: https://github.com/mapsme/omim
    Website: https://maps.me/
  88. Eclipse Che
    A cloud IDE for Eclipse
    Repository: https://github.com/eclipse/che
    Website: http://www.eclipse.org/che/
  89. Brave Browser
    A browser with native BAT cryptocurrency
    Repository: https://github.com/brave/browser-laptop
    Website: https://www.brave.com/
  90. Patchwork
    A repository to learn Git
    Repository: https://github.com/jlord/patchwork
    Website: http://jlord.us/patchwork/
  91. Angular Material
    Component infrastructure and Material Design components for Angular, a Google web application framework
    Repository: https://github.com/angular/components
    Website: https://material.angular.io/
  92. Python
    Programming language
    Repository: https://github.com/python/cpython
    Website: https://www.python.org/
  93. Space Station 13
    A round-based roleplaying game
    Repository: https://github.com/vgstation-coders/vgstation13
    Website: http://ss13.moe/
  94. Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead
    A turn-based survival game
    Repository: https://github.com/CleverRaven/Cataclysm-DDA
    Website: http://cataclysmdda.org/
  95. Material-UI
    React components that implement Google’s Material Design
    Repository: https://github.com/mui-org/material-ui
    Website: https://material-ui.com/
  96. Ionic
    A Progressive Web Apps development framework
    Repository: https://github.com/ionic-team/ionic
    Website: https://ionicframework.com/
  97. Oppia
    A tool for collaboratively building interactive lessons
    Repository: https://github.com/oppia/oppia
    Website: https://www.oppia.org
  98. Alluxio
    A virtual distributed storage system
    Repository: https://github.com/Alluxio/alluxio
    Website: https://www.alluxio.io/
  99. XX Net
    A Chinese web proxy and anti-censorship tool
    Repository: https://github.com/XX-net/XX-Net
    Website: None
  100. Microsoft .NET CLI
    A CLI tool for .NET
    Repository: https://github.com/dotnet/cli
    Website: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/dotnet/core/tools/

[1] The explanation of the calculation of the simplified version is at the U°OS Network GitHub repository.

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