Ohloh also doesn't track AOO branches, where we do most of the work (Ohloh asked us not to include our branches due to the additional load it would put on them). For example, our entire sidebar feature, the cornerstone of the AOO 4.0 work, showed up in Ohloh as a single commit, when the work was integrated into the trunk. But it was a work of many programmers over several months.
Aside from different treatment of HTML editors (which you noticed) there is also differences in how translation work is accounted for, which inflates LO's numbers in Ohloh.
You would also need to consider size of commits, etc. KLoC differences are also hard to compare, since LO did a huge number of very small changes, things translating comments from German to English. Not that this is a bad thing, but it does frustrate simplistic attempts at comparing metrics.
Function points, anyone? No, LO removed a lot of code as well, so you can't compare that.
Or seriously, just realize and accept that these are two different projects and success is what comes out of the project, not what goes into it. And based on that I'm very pleased by our progress. We'll hit 50 million downloads next week. So in terms of the value we bring users, this is huge.
In commercial spaces, no company would brag about how many employees they had or how hard they tried. Bragging rights go to sales. We're not commercial, of course, but it still makes sense to focus on results.
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