Late 2019 Software Community Health Metrics - Opencast

Late 2019 Software Community Health Metrics - Opencast

Status: Graduated Incubation

Background and Objectives:

Opencast is an open source video management system for academic institutions. It covers all stages of the video lifecycle from recording (lecture capture, video ingest) to encoding, publishing, playing, and archiving video assets. It’s scalable from a one-server installation to mass recordings in the cloud and versatile to play with other academic systems (LMS, CMS etc.).

New Technology/ies since last report:

In addition to the last report, Opencast focused heavily on integrating several speech-to-text services.


Date of First Release Date of Last Release Number of Releases
August 2010, Matterhorn 1.0 December 2019, Opencast 8.0 136




Commits in 2019 Frequency of Commits
1577 Daily


Number of Contributiors in 2019
57 Approximately


Numbers of sites in use (estimated)
> 100 Approximately


Release policy sees two major annual releases plus a handful of smaller (service) releases.

2019 Opencast Highlights:

Future Plans:

2020 / 2021 will see the community building a video portal as default distribution channel and build an integration into Mozilla’s project DeepSpeech.

List and link to repositories and downloads

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