"At least 10% more programming effort is being poured into
software released under the General Public Licence (GPL)--the legal
underpinning of three-quarters of all free software such as the
Linux operating system - than the combined output of all the
programmers in Microsoft.
"So says Eben Moglen, who has been analysing the coding hours
per week people have done. And he should know: this hacker lawyer
has for the past 12 years been official guardian of the GPL, and is
overseeing the important process of crafting version 3 of what
amounts to a constitution for the world of free software..."