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Who Are the 'Unknown' Linux Kernel Developers?

Apr 04, 2012, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"While there are a lot of known entities contributing to Linux, there are lots of developers that don't have a company affiliation. Since the 2.6.36 kernel, 16.2 percent of kernel changes were contributed by developers with no corporate affiliation. An additional 4.3 percent of changes were contributed by developers with an 'unknown' affiliation and 2.6 percent of changes were contributed by consultants.

"Consultants say that they are consultants," Kroah-Hartman explained. "Unknown, means we don't know who they work for, or, in a few rare cases, they don't wish to say who they work for."

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