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75% of Linux code now written by paid developers

Jan 20, 2010, 20:33 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Angus Kidman)

"Forget lofty ideals about the open-source community: most Linux kernel code is written by paid developers at major corporations.

"The Linux world makes much of its community roots, but when it comes to developing the kernel of the operating system, it's less a case of "volunteers ahoy!" and more a case of "where's my pay?"

"During a presentation at Linux.conf.au 2010 in Wellington, 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. (The kernel serves as a basis from which individual distributions such as Ubuntu, Debian or Red Hat are developed, though these will often add or remove specific features.)"

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