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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"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.

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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