Who Sponsors Kernel Development

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| According to Greg's email, organizations that contributed more than 100
| changesets to the recently released 2.6.23 kernel included: Red Hat with 827
| changesets (11.7%), IBM with 557 changesets (7.9%), the Linux Foundation with
| 528 changesets (7.5%), Novell with 449 changesets (6.3%), Intel with 242
| changesets (3.4%), Oracle with 158 changesets (2.2%), MIPS Technologies with
| 143 changesets (2%), Nokia with 133 changesets (1.9%), and NetApp with 119
| changesets (1.7%).
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http://kerneltrap.org/Linux/Who_Spon...el_Development

Another patent deal from Microsoft, but Linux isn't mentioned for a change.

Microsoft, Olympus Ink Patent Deal

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| Computing powerhouse Microsoft Corp. revealed Monday that it has signed a
| broad patent cross-licensing agreement with digital camera manufacturer
| Olympus Corp.
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http://www.nwinnovation.com/story/0011777.html