Linked by David Adams on Thu 29th Jul 2010 16:59 UTC, submitted by root
Gnome GNOME developer Dave Neary has posted the highlights of his work to determine where contributions to GNOME come from. This "Census" is a combination of data mining and surveys that gives a snapshot of gnome activity and the profile of a GNOME contributor. This project's aims were to answer three questions in particular: What does the developer community look like? What companies are investing in GNOME, and how? What does the commercial ecosystem around the GNOME project look like?
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The largest number of volunteers, but they mostly deliver smaller patches, the big chunks are from company-employees who have been dedicated to the task. Also a lot of them were active volunteers before that.

RedHat writes a large part. Canonical, I'm sad to say, does not. Also sounds familiar.

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