Why Does Linux Collaboration Work?

At the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit on March 26, a panel of leading Linux kernel developers discussed the current state of Linux development and collaboration.

Linux kernel developer Jens Axboe, who works for Facebook, explained during the panel why Facebook hires open source developers to work on the Linux kernel. Axboe said that it is a matter of public record that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claims to have saved $1 billion by way of the open source Open Compute Project.