consolidation Red Hat Linux kernel largest contributor to , the demise of Microsoft’s list or the arrival with great strength of the companies that dominate the market for mobility, are outstanding holders report on the development of the Linux kernel Linux Foundation has presented at LinuxCon.
all know, Linux is becoming larger and larger figures overwhelm the system, especially those related to the development of your kernel and that since 2005, nearly 10,000 developers 1,000 different companies have contributed to the Linux kernel.
Since the last report on version 3.0, the list has increased by 1,131 developers from 225 companies in a project already gigantic exceeds 17 million lines of code .
For contributors, the latest report leaves us several holders. One is the output of the top of Microsoft. No more story and as you can not be “both ways”, it is confirmed that the contribution Microsoft is insignificant unless lines of code to support the Hyper-V hypervisor.data
Another highlight is the appearance on the list of chip manufacturers and developers specializing in mobility and embedded systems as Freescale, Linaro, Samsung, Texas Instruments, NVIDIA, Qualcomm and ARM. Another example of the mobile revolution in which we find confirmation step and Linux sweeps in these sectors.
head Red Hat, Intel, Linaro, SUSE, IBM or Google are still some major major contributors to Linux kernel, without forgetting that the 13.6 percent of the code is the responsibility of independent programmers . The following infographic summarizes the current state of Linux development: