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Government Computer News: Linux Now a Corporate Beast

Jul 21, 2004, 11:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joab Jackson)

"Dispelling the perception that Linux is cobbled together by a large cadre of lone hackers working in isolation, the individual in charge of managing the Linux kernel said that most Linux improvements now come from corporations.

"'People's stereotype [of the typical Linux developer] is of a male computer geek working in his basement writing code in his spare time, purely for the love of his craft. Such people were a significant force up until about five years ago,' said Andrew Morton, whose role is maintaining the Linux kernel in its stable form..."

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