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.