[nycbug-talk] 75% of Linux code now written by paid devs

Andy Kosela akosela at andykosela.com
Fri Jan 22 12:06:37 EST 2010

"Joseph S. Atkinson" <jsa.bsd at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 1/22/2010 9:46 AM, forest mars wrote:
> > Somewhat horribly written article that nonetheless contains some
> > surprising statistics about the state of Linux development, most of
> > which seems to be cribbed from Jonathan Corbet's Linux.conf.au
> > <http://Linux.conf.au> talk:
> > 
> > http://apcmag.com/linux-now-75-corporate.htm
> > 
> > 
> I'm surprised this is news to anyone. I've been under the impression
> that the likes of Red Hat, Novell, IBM, etc. had been steering Linux
> development since the 90s. The 18% of "unaffiliated" code shouldn't be
> assumed to be from the community at broad either. A large part of them
> probably come from small firms who pushed local fixes upstream but
> didn't use it as a means of self promotion.

I wonder what is the situation regarding this in the FreeBSD camp.  It's
no mystery that many prominent developers work for companies who base
their products on BSD code, e.g. Blue Coat's Qing Li, Yahoo developers,
Cisco, Juniper etc.

Andy Kosela
akosela at andykosela.com

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