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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Over 800 companies have contributed changes to the Linux kernel since version 2.6.11, according to the Linux Foundation. Below are the top 30 contributing sponsors. Note that "None" represents developers who are known to be doing this work on their own, with no financial contribution from any company.


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