Based on the number of stars in a project’s first week, here are the top open source releases on GitHub since 2015.
Released: June 27, 2016 Stars in the first week: 6,013
Released: July 22, 2016 Stars in the first week: 6,348
Released: November 27, 2015 Stars in the first week: 6,522
Released: November 18, 2015 Stars in the first week: 7,847
Released: October 5, 2015 Stars in the first week: 8,588
Released: July 7, 2015 Stars in the first week: 9,609
Released: March 26, 2015 Stars in the first week: 10,976
Tensorflow is an open source library for machine learning that was released by Google. With Tensorflow, developers can build intelligent systems using the same tools used by Google for Search, Gmail, Photos, speech recognition, and many other products.
Released: November 9, 2015 Stars in the first week: 11,822
Released: October 11, 2016 Stars in the first week: 16,068
Swift is a general-purpose programing language originally unveiled by Apple in 2014 and open-sourced in 2015. Swift is already in the top 15 most popular languages used on GitHub by number of opened Pull Requests and grew by 262% in the last year.
Released: December 3, 2015 Stars in the first week: 23,097
Open source software is about more than code. Getting the community engaged early is important to building momentum, and a successful launch attracts developers, designers, community managers, users, and companies that help the project thrive.
This data was gathered from queries against the GitHub Archive dataset available on Google BigQuery.