Who Contributed The Most During X Server 1.9?
Sep 02, 2010, 17:34 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Two years ago we compiled a list of the top contributors to the
X Server over the years and that was followed by compiling a
similar list of the developers behind Mesa. Tiago Vignatti has now
compiled some statistics surrounding the top contributors to X.Org
Server 1.9 and related X components just looking at this most
recent development cycle. There's also numbers for the input,
video, and Mesa components too.
"Below are various bits of information gathered from Tiago's
"- Alan Coopersmith was the developer with the most change-sets
to X, which Tiago counts as the X Server, proto, library, and XCB
repositories. Alan accounted for 15.3% of these changes through his
work at Oracle, after being a long-time X developer at Sun
Microsystems. While Oracle may be doing nasty things to other
open-source projects they hold stakes in and doing things like
killing off OpenSolaris, they are at least so far letting Alan
continue to contribute back to upstream X. The 2nd through 5th most
active developers were Jamey Sharp, Gaetan Nadon, Keith Packard,
and Tiago Vignatti, respectively."