[Beowulf] Companies contributing to the Linux kernel

Greg Lindahl greg.lindahl at qlogic.com
Fri Mar 2 15:09:06 EST 2007


LWN recently did an article entitled "Who wrote 2.6.20?" It was a
reponse to a Time magazine article which claimed that Linux was
written by volunteers, when most of us know that most Linux kernel
development is done by paid developers.

http://lwn.net/Articles/222773/

In one of the charts he looked at all the changes to the kernel in the
last year, and summed them up by company. The top companies were (drumroll
please):

(Unknown)       740990  29.5%
Red Hat         361539  14.4%
(None)          239888   9.6%
IBM             200473   8.0%
QLogic          91834    3.7%
Novell          91594    3.6%
Intel           78041    3.1%

... and we didn't even do our own distro! Hee hee.

-- greg

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