re: What's the most important factor to determine quality of an OSS Project ? VIEW POST


I usually go with stars and latest commits, if I am in doubt I check also the issues activity (when a issue was opened, resolved, etc)


Thanks. Could you explain more why you consider those as the most important factors ?

  • Stars show the popularity of this repository in the community.
  • Latest commit show how active the contributors and members, sometimes I check the commits of other branches like dev because not always master is the main branch.
  • Issues show how active the community is

That's about it I think

Too much issues also mean the instability of the project ?
Of course i prefer too much issues than having no issues at all. It just means that the project demand is high !

It means that demand is high as you say, I wouldn't say instability.
Take React as an example there are 276 opened issues there...

Sure. Some maintainers are just lazy enough to close useless and out-of-date issues ;)

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