75% of Linux code now written by paid developers

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Ocky, Jan 22, 2010.

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  1. Ocky

    Ocky Registered Member

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    http://apcmag.com/linux-now-75-corporate.htm
     
  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Not surprising really.
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  3. chronomatic

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    Yep, the kernel development has always been mostly done by paid developers. I like to throw these stats out to people who say "Linux is no good because it's coded by kids living in their parent's basement."
     
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    The Linux Foundation pay for developers who are paid for by its members, such as IBM, Oracle and Intel. There are about 6 platimum members who pay approx $500,000 a year towards the linux foundation.
    Wonder if these developers are paid for via the Linux foundation or in addition to.

    Another thing to note, is that though Google do not contribute back to the kernel, they contribute a lot of open source projects themselves and employ the lead developer of Python (to develop python and contribute to google projects at a high level).
     
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