Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 24th Jan 2010 16:22 UTC, submitted by Dale Smoker
Linux LWN.net 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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and that's cool!
by sergio on Sun 24th Jan 2010 18:15 UTC
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That 75% comes from big companies like Red Hat, Intel and lots of small companies too... all of them with very different interests.

I think that's the strength of Linux.

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RE: and that's cool!
by tyrione on Sun 24th Jan 2010 20:23 in reply to "and that's cool!"
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2005-11-21

That 75% comes from big companies like Red Hat, Intel and lots of small companies too... all of them with very different interests.

I think that's the strength of Linux.


A big chunk comes from Oracle, IBM and even the US Government and other foreign governments.

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