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Is Linux Now a Slave to Corporate Masters?

“Does it matter who pays the salaries of Linux kernel
developers? If so, how much, and in what ways?

“The threads fan out from Linux Kernel Development (April
2008)–a report by Greg Kroah-Hartman, Jonathan Corbet and Amanda
McPherson. The report covers a lot of ground. Here are the
subheads:

  • “Development Model
  • “Release Frequency
  • “Change Rates
  • “Source Size
  • “vWho is Doing the Work
  • “Who is Sponsoring the Work
  • “Why Companies Support Linux Development
  • “Conclusion
  • “Thanks
  • “Resources.

“Guess which one has been getting the most attention…?”


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