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None, unknown lead Linux kernel development

Sep 17, 2009, 16:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

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"This, along with the 'unknown' category that slips in between top contributor Red Hat and second-largest contributor IBM, accounts for more than a quarter of the kernel contributions (18.2% from none and another 7.6% from unknown). Does this mean that pizza-eating developers who don't make any money are the main contributors to Linux? Certainly not. We know that most open source software developers have 'day jobs' working on other software, sometimes proprietary. Still, given our research on community Linux and its impact on the paid Linux market, it is interesting to see that there is still plenty of community development going on, even while corporate support and involvement continues to grow."

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