aesoteric writes: An Australian developer has estimated the commercial cost to build the forthcoming release of the Debian operating system, codenamed Wheezy, would be over $19 billion. The valuation is created using a tool called sloccount, which has previously been used to cost Fedora 9 and the Linux kernel.
...when fits of creativity run strong, more than one programmer or writer has
been known to abandon the desktop for the more spacious floor.
- Fred Brooks, Jr.