"The last 12 months in Linux kernel development may have been
less than exciting, but that may be just a breather before what's
coming up next, according to kernel developer and Linux Weekly News
editor Jon Corbet.
"Last week at LinuxCon, Corbet delivered what has become a
ubiquitous fixture in many Linux gatherings: The Kernel Report, a
highly detailed and informative look at the current state of the
Linux kernel, and what's on the way. Corbet's unique position as
journalist and kernel developer lends the Kernel Report a sweeping
scope over many facets of kernel development.
"Corbet is in strong company. 2,800 developers worked on the
last five kernel releases, 16.6 percent of them volunteers. Red
Hat, Intel, Novell, and IBM filled the remaining top five
contributors' slots, respectively."