[PLUG] Q: Who Really Creates Linux? A: The Enterprise
sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Wed Apr 2 19:03:17 IST 2008
So, while Linux does have a substantial contribution being made to it by
amateurs, the vast bulk of it is being written by corporate programmers.
The companies that are building Linux, in order of their contributions
to the kernel, are:
1) Red Hat, 11.2 percent
2) Novell, 8.9 percent
3) IBM, 8.3 percent
4) Intel, 4.1 percent
5) LF, 3.5 percent
6) SGI, 2.0 percent
7) MIPS Technology, 1.6 percent
8) Oracle, 1.3 percent
9) MontaVista, 1.2 percent
10) Lintronix, 1.0 percent.
In addition, consultants' efforts have counted for 2.5 percent of the
total work on Linux.
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