Linux by the numbers: Contributions, jobs, adoption

The Linux kernel's pace of development is hastening, as demand for Linux pros keeps growing


By Jason Snyder, InfoWorld


Recent surveys conducted by the Linux Foundation reveal vibrant development and a healthy job economy for Linux skills. For in-depth analysis of the challenges and opportunities for Linux going forward, see Serdar Yegalulp's "The future of Linux: Evolving everywhere."



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The pool of contributors to the Linux kernel is increasingly widening, with the Linux development community doubling over the past three years alone, according to the Linux Foundation. Corporate interest in furthering the Linux kernel has also risen steadily, topping out at over 300 known companies committing changes to version 3.0.


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