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https://www.linux-foundation.org/eve...ration/program

Moving to Linux? No fear, help is at hand

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| To some people, the increasing number of Linux distributions serves as a
| disadvante when it comes to attracting new users. To Christopher Smart, it's
| a plus point - the way he puts it, if he had not been able to roll his own,
| he never would have achieved the level of understanding of Linux he has
| today.
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http://www.itwire.com/content/view/17519/1090/

"The number of developers working on improving Linux vastly exceeds the number
of Microsoft developers working on Windows NT."

--Paul Maritz, Microsoft


Recent:

Linux kernel developers have tripled in number

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| The Linux Foundation (LF) has published a study on Linux mainline kernel
| development. According to LF, the number of Linux kernel developers has
| tripled since 2005, with many more companies contributing to the process
| (including, potentially, the latest new LF member, Adobe). *
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http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS6925891609.html


https://www.linux-foundation.org/pub...evelopment.php


Linux kernel community grows, but elite group remains

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| Viro has contributed 1,571 changes to the kernel, which sits at the core of
| the Linux operating system, over the past three years, according to a new
| report from the Linux Foundation. That's more than any other individual
| developer, the report states. In contrast, Torvalds, the kernel's creator and
| steward, contributed 495 changes. Viro couldn't be reached for comment about
| the report. * *
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| [...]
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| But this group of coding superstars sails atop a roiling sea of newer
| community members, notes Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux
| Foundation. Roughly 3,700 developers from more than 200 companies have
| contributed to the kernel since 2005, according to the report. *
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http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2008/...rss-linux-news


Related:

Linux contributor base broadens

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| With more companies funding Linux work, the core hackers now delegate
| 70% of the coding
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http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2007/...utor-base.html


Amazing 3D view of linux kernels..

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| These are 3D renderings of dependencies in the Linux kernel source code.
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http://kerneltrap.org/node/14727


Microsoft's death knell for Windows Mobile

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| And of course, there's Linux - which already runs on hand-held devices
| without much fuss. That'll be in a much stronger position if and when the x86
| architecture becomes a potent part of portable life. *
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http://community.zdnet.co.uk/blog/0,...331777b,00.htm