"Ever wonder who contributes the most to the Linux kernel? Of
course you have. Here's a hint: It's not Canonical, certainly not
Microsoft, and you might be surprised which companies crack the top
20 and where.
"Finger-pointing time! Let's see who's responsible for kernel
development in the last year. Once again, the Linux foundation has
released its report on who wrote Linux. As always, it has some
interesting insight into who did what when it comes to kernel
development, and the direction of the kernel. Unsurprisingly,
embedded/mobile is becoming a major factor in kernel
"The Linux Foundation publishes an annual Linux report that
shows (approximately) who has written and contributed to the Linux
kernel. The report is put together by LWN's Jon Corbet (also a
kernel contributor) and kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman, with
additional contributions from the Linux Foundation's Amanda
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