Sweeping Changes in New Linux Kernel

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| "The rate of change is also higher than almost any previous kernel release as
| well, and I think more developers and more companies contributed than ever
| before," he told InternetNews.com. Kroah-Hartman recently co-authored a
| recent study that found nearly 1,000 developers are now working on the Linux
| kernel, representing over 100 corporations.
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http://www.internetnews.com/dev-news...le.php/3741526


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


Linux Market to Triple by 2012

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| Analyst firm Research and Markets has just put out a project on Linux-based
| server and client hardware sales, and is projecting that the market will more
| than triple between 2007 and 2012. *
|
| A market for a platform is not the same as an ecosystem for it, which is much
| larger in that it includes the cost of people and third-party software and
| services for the code that runs atop the platform. So the R&M Linux market
| numbers might seem a little small. In any event, the consultancy pegged the
| Linux product and services market for Linux running on servers and clients
| (but not embedded systems) at $2.4 billion in 2007. * *
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http://www.itjungle.com/tlb/tlb031108-story07.html