21 January 2010

Linux Kernel - Who Is Developing The Kernel

Interesting little article here summarising another story about the breakdown in % of who develops the Linux Kernel:
  • 18% code contributed by volunteers with no corporate affiliation
  • 7% unclassified contributors (I’m not sure who this would be?)
  • 75% from paid developers
  • Red Hat with 12%,
  • Intel with 8%
  • IBM and Novell with 6% each
  • Oracle 3%
I read the figures that large serious development house's want Linux to succeed in all areas of IT and that they are willing to put in serious effort to develop it.

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