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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Soulbender
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2005-08-18

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


Neither does mandriva and opensuse apparently (unless opensuse is lumped in with Novell) but I never hear anyone complain about that. In fact, other than Novell and RH it's pretty much no real difference between the remaining contributors.

Edited 2010-07-30 04:59 UTC

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Fettarme H-Milch Member since:
2010-02-16

Neither does mandriva and opensuse apparently (unless opensuse is lumped in with Novell) but I never hear anyone complain about that. In fact, other than Novell and RH it's pretty much no real difference between the remaining contributors.

Mandriva is a KDE-centric distributor on the constant verge of bankruptcy.
Not only does Mandriva still achieve almost 2/3 of Canonical's GNOME commits, Mandriva is actively working with many other upstream projects, including but not limited to OpenOffice, Linux kernel, Xorg, and (of course) KDE.
Overall Mandriva is a much bigger FOSS contributor than Canonical, though -- in all fairness -- Canonical improved in recent months (eg. Canonical now has two employees who care about KDE rather than just one).

PS: openSUSE is of course subsumed under Novell (at least the Novell people who work on openSUSE), just as Red Hat and Fedora are not separate entities.

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Lennie Member since:
2007-09-22

Canonical also have one kernel developer now.

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BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

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


Neither does mandriva and opensuse apparently (unless opensuse is lumped in with Novell) but I never hear anyone complain about that.
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Didn't you get the memo? Using Linux or other open source software is normally A-okay (not to mention encouraged by legions of fanboys)... unless/until you gain any profit, success, or popularity from using that software.

At that point, according the GNU/fanboy group-think, you're required to turn your business into an non-profit charity with the sole purpose of pushing the FSF ideology. That, or contribute to the fund for delousing RMS.

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