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Who's Behind That Kernel You're Using?

Way back in April 2008, the Linux Foundation published a little report that upended a lot of perceptions about Linux development. Now, they've done it again.
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Linux Dev Community Growing, 5 Patches Accepted Every Hour

A report published today by the Linux Foundation provides insight into the state of the Linux kernel development community and includes statistics that reveal which companies are the most prolific contributors.
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Updated Study Reveals More Developers Working on Linux Kernel

After 16 months, The Linux Foundation has published an update to its April 2008 study on Linux kernel development. The new report, written by original authors and kernel developers Jonathan Corbet and Greg Kroah-Hartman, and the Linux Foundation’s Amanda McPherson, reveals that a net of 2.7 million additional lines of code have been added to the Linux kernel in those 16 months.

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Linux 2.6.31-rc6 Released

Lots of small fixes all over, spread out fairly evenly (50% drivers, and roughly 10% each in arch, fs, kernel, tools/perf, "rest"). And things do seem to be calming down, because outside of some further i915 displayport patches and a couple of perf-counter patches, almost all of them are pretty dang small.
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Japan Linux Symposium Program Announced

JLS will bring together top talent from Japan, Asia Pacific, and around the world, including a unique blend of core developers, administrators, users, community managers and industry experts.
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