"The Linux Foundation dedicates itself to 'accelerating
the growth of Linux' but what if you wanted to build a Linux
distribution yourself, right now? Something like Fedora 9, for
example. How much money would that need given software development
"Amanda McPherson, Brian Proffitt and Ron Hale-Evans put their
collective heads together and did the math in a newly published
paper title "Estimating the Total Development Cost of a Linux
"So, did the intrepid trio really discover that the true value
of Linux code is USD $10 billion? No, of course not. They
discovered that it was USD $10.8 billion!"
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