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: Money moves the world around
by Laurence on Mon 25th Jan 2010 17:30 UTC in reply to "Money moves the world around"
Laurence
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2007-03-26

It's just the sad truth; money makes things happen, pure enthusiasm only lasts for so long. Apparently Linux kernel has reached the point where pure enthusiasm just isn't enough anymore.


Sad truth?

Personally I see this as good news.
It shows that Linux is a viable business and therefore proves that Linux deserves to be considered a serious OS every bit as much as Windows or OS X.

If there wasn't money in Linux nor paid developers contributing to the kernel - then Linux would effectively be nothing more than a hobbist OS.


So I really don't get what's so sad about this?
Do people want Linux to be taken seriously or not?

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