[Beowulf] Companies contributing to the Linux kernel

Peter St. John peter.st.john at gmail.com
Fri Mar 2 16:11:29 EST 2007


Greg,
I'd just want to point out there is a difference between "Linux" and
"[recent] Linux kernel development".

That said, thanks so much for your substantial contributions to ongoing
kernel development; that's important :-) and gratz on beating out Novell and
Intel.
Peter


On 3/2/07, Greg Lindahl <greg.lindahl at qlogic.com> wrote:
>
> 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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