At PuppetConf 2013, community lead Dawn Foster presented an animation of git commits to the Puppet code base since April 15, 2005. We asked long-time contributors David Lutterkort and Adrien Thebo to provide some commentary to help understand how the project has evolved over the past 8 1/2 years.
What was surprising to me was how many core concepts were implemented very early in the project. It was also interesting to hear how much the community has grown—from that initial handful of contributors to over 1,300 people attending our latest International gathering.
For more information about how you can get involved with the Puppet Community, be sure to check out this "How to Contribute to Puppet" presentation
from PuppetConf 2013.