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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RE[2]: Money moves the world around
by strcpy on Sun 24th Jan 2010 19:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Money moves the world around"
strcpy
Member since:
2009-05-20


Why sad truth? This is real life, money is needed to survive.


That is the sad part of it.

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diegoviola Member since:
2006-08-15

"
Why sad truth? This is real life, money is needed to survive.


That is the sad part of it.
"

That's sad only if you are emo or something. Real men deals with the reality even when it's sad/painful.

Edited 2010-01-24 20:42 UTC

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Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

That's sad only if you are emo or something. Real men deals with the reality even when it's sad/painful.

Umm... what does that have to do with it being sad or not? In fact, your basically admitting that it is sad by making that argument.

It is perfectly okay and normal to not like the truth. That doesn't mean that you can ignore it though.

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Jondice Member since:
2006-09-20

True, but another way of looking at it is that you can get paid to do what you love (assuming that is what you love;)). Such jobs tend to be somewhat Epicurean in nature of course.

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dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

[boohoo]
No it isn't.

Money is just an abstract representation of value. The correct sentence is: you have to work to get food to eat, so you can survive. Money is merely an abstract method to make it easier to share objects with different values.

To love money is sad, but then all kinds of love to material things are sad. And that sort of makes all of us sad persons, mkay?
[/boohoo]

Get on with it. Great to see companies are understanding the value of FLOSS, and nice to see it doesn't make programmers breadless, as we've seen it claimed on occastion.

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