Linux Will Be Worth $1 Billion In First 100 Days of 2009

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| The kernel development process is adding 2,000 lines of code a day or roughly
| another 160,000 by the end of 2007. By the end of 2008, it will have added
| another 730,000. So the kernel will have close to 6.4 millions lines of code,
| using Wheeler's methodology, at the end of next year. Sometime during the
| first 100 days of 2009, Linux will cross the 6.6 million lines of code mark
| and $1 billion in value.
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| One estimate put the price tag on creating the Linux kernel at over $600
| million. In the early days of the project I work on, Samba, a commercial
| competitor who shall remain nameless offered around $40 million for the
| rights. They were refused.
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