Linux, Open Source & Ubuntu: Red Hat, Novell, IBM Among Top Contributors to Linux Development

 
 
By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2010-12-08
 
 
 

Red Hat, Novell, IBM Among Top Contributors to Linux Development

by Darryl K. Taft

Red Hat, Novell, IBM Among Top Contributors to Linux Development

None

The category "none" is responsible for 35,663 changes to the Linux kernel, or 18.9 percent of the total work. "None" represents developers who are known to be doing this work on their own, with no financial contribution happening from any company.

None

Red Hat

Red Hat is responsible for 23,356 changes to the Linux kernel, or 12.4 percent of the total work.

Red Hat

Novell

Novell is responsible for 13,120 changes to the Linux kernel, or 7 percent of the total work.

Novell

IBM

IBM is responsible for 13,026 changes to the Linux kernel, or 6.9 percent of the total work.

IBM

Unknown

The category "Unknown" is responsible for 12,060 changes to the Linux kernel, or 6.4 percent of the total work. According to the Linux Foundation, "There are a number of developers for whom we were unable to determine a corporate affiliation. ... With few exceptions, all of the people in this category have contributed 10 or fewer changes to the kernel over the past three years, yet the large number of these developers causes their total contribution to be quite high."

Unknown

Intel

Intel is responsible for 11,028 changes to the Linux kernel, or 5.8 percent of the total work.

Intel

Consultants

Consultants were responsible for 4,817 changes to the Linux kernel, or 2.6 percent of the total work.

Consultants

Oracle

Oracle was responsible for 4,367 changes to the Linux kernel, or 2.3 percent of the total work.

Oracle

Renesas Technology

Renesas Technology was responsible for 2,621 changes to the Linux kernel, or 1.4 percent of the total work.

Renesas Technology

The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation was responsible for 2,488 changes to the Linux kernel, or 1.3 percent of the total work.

The Linux Foundation

Academic

Academics were responsible for 2,464 changes to the Linux kernel, or 1.3 percent of the total work.

Academic

SGI

SGI was responsible for 2,450 changes to the Linux kernel, or 1.3 percent of the total work.

SGI

Fujitsu

Fujitsu was responsible for 2,293 changes to the Linux kernel, or 1.2 percent of the total work.

Fujitsu

Parallels

Parallels was responsible for 2,226 changes to the Linux kernel, or 1.2 percent of the total work.

Parallels

Analog Devices

Analog Devices was responsible for 1,955 changes to the Linux kernel, or 1 percent of the total work.

Analog Devices

Nokia

Nokia was responsible for 1,896 changes to the Linux kernel, or 1 percent of the total work.

Nokia

HP

Hewlett-Packard was responsible for 1,854 changes to the Linux kernel, or 1 percent of the total work.

HP

MontaVista

MontaVista was responsible for 1,821 changes to the Linux kernel, or 1 percent of the total work.

MontaVista

Google

Google was responsible for 1,565 changes to the Linux kernel, or .8 percent of the total work.

Google

AMD

Advanced Micro Devices was responsible for 1,518 changes to the Linux kernel, or .8 percent of the total work.

AMD

Freescale

Freescale was responsible for 1,501 changes to the Linux kernel, or .8 percent of the total work.

Freescale

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