Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Jan 2010 16:22 UTC, submitted by Dale Smoker
Linux founder and kernel contributor Jonathan Corbet offered an analysis of the code contributed to the Linux kernel between December 24 2008 and January 10 2010. 18% of contributions were made without a specific corporate affiliation, 7% weren't classified, and 75% were from people working for specific companies in roles where developing that code was a major requirement. "75% of the code comes from people paid to do it," Corbet said.
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RE[2]: I'm confused...
by nt_jerkface on Mon 25th Jan 2010 07:24 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm confused..."
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These stupid people should be forced to spend a few hours each year doing unpaid work - maybe making meals and doing housework for those unpaid Linux volunteers responsible for the other 25% of Linux development. :-)

Screw that, send them to work camp for 6 months to write manuals and help files. We'll call it the software entitlement re-education camp. Constantly barrage them with inane feature requests and hit them with a cane if they complain about having to work late into the night on a diet of Mountain Dew and Cheetos.

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