NOTE: Prospector project is inactive. The project will become active once someone starts maintaining it again.


Prospector permits automated collection of a wide range of metrics of open source projects useful in evaluating the project.

Prospector was initiated by the Red Hat legal department in 2012 with the recognition that large portions of the software Industry are increasingly being driven by open source innovation. It was designed to provide a detailed, objective, and systematic approach to evaluating communities. This allows for assessment of the health and trends of open source projects.

In 2017 Prospector was licensed under GPL v. 3 and became part of the CHAOSS Project.

Initial development of Prospector at Red Hat was led by Harish Pillay and with a full time developer, Chow Loong Jin

1 July 2017