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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dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

Well, the community is fine. A tad worried about the future after Oracle took over, but Oracle has recently promised to keep MySQL under the GPL - also for future versions.

Besides that, this doesn't split the community. Oracle isn't a part of the community per se - and the code is quite available under the GPL, so if they f--k up, we'læl just fork the project. But nothing indicates this will be nescessary.

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