Software development is more than writing code

Software development is about engagement and collaboration of the people involved in its design, development, deployment and maintenance. It's about the processes and activities that turn ideas, feature request, and requirements into code.

Luis Cañas
Virginia Fernández Georg Link
Daniel Izquierdo
Ana Jiménez
Some Bitergians at the office
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People & Processes

Bitergia provides a ready-to-use platform and professional services to empower managers to reach their business goals.

Made for managers who need to understand how the software that matters to them is being built.


Understand software development processes through metrics including for code reviews, throughput, and working patterns.


Understand processes involved in software production through CI/CD tools.


Understand processes like lead time or backlog management index to improve the developed software.


Understand key connections within teams and companies, as well as pair programming processes.


Growing Against all Odds

While COVID-19 strikes industries worldwide, Bitergia continues to grow and provide competitive analytics solutions for Software Development at Scale and cross-community collaboration. By mid-2020, Bitergia starts working with two of the biggest cloud providers, Google and Amazon, to help their OSPOs with data-driven management of the open source software projects that matter to them.


Expanding Around the World

Bitergia expands its team to improve worldwide service capacity and new Bitergians around the world join the nest. Bitergia keeps growing and providing value to new markets not only for open source development analytics, but also for InnerSource and software development communities & processes inside corporations. Finally, Bitergia releases Cauldron, an open source SaaS solution to get information about the projects that matter to managers and developers.

2017 - 2018

Building a Community

Bitergia completes the transition from its legacy open source code to a new project: GrimoireLab. In September 2017, the Linux Foundation announces the CHAOSS (Community Health Analytics for Open Source Software) project with Bitergia as one of the founding members, and GrimoireLab as Bitergia’s contribution to the project. By the same year, Bitergia starts to be very active in the new InnerSource Commons community.

2015 - 2016

Advocating for Open Source

Bitergia becomes a household name for analyzing open source development and is working with some of the most important foundations like OpenStack, Mozilla, and The Linux Foundation. The team promotes the idea of forging a community around FLOSS Community Metrics and organizes the first meeting in Puppet Inc offices in Portland during July 2015.

2012 - 2014

Starting Bitergia

After years of researching and analyzing open source software communities and development processes, members of the research team LibreSoft founded Bitergia. The idea didn’t start in a garage but in coffee meetings at Tio Eulogio cafeteria in Madrid, Spain. On Feb, 9th, 2012 Álvaro del Castillo tweeted “Bit, bit, something is booting”. Liferay Inc. and the OpenStack Foundation are the two first customers

2004 - 2012

Research and Development

The LibreSoft research team at the University Rey Juan Carlos in Spain builds tools for analyzing software development projects. For the rigor of their science and to allow replicability of their work, the team release all software under an open source license and validates results with industry experts.

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