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
7. Red Hat OpenShift
A community distribution of Kubernetes optimized for continuous application development and multi-tenant deployment
11. Microsoft .NET Roslyn
20. Cydia Compatibility Checker
A compatibility checker for Cydia — a package manager for iOS jailbroken devices
A repository for TypeScript type definitions
68. Documentation for CMS Software for the Large Hadron Collider
Documentation for CMS Software for CERN’s Large Hadron Collider
91. Angular Material
Component infrastructure and Material Design components for Angular, a Google web application framework
99. XX Net
A Chinese web proxy and anti-censorship tool
100. Microsoft .NET CLI
A CLI tool for .NET
 The explanation of the calculation of the simplified version is at the U°OS Network GitHub repository.