Andrew Morton is the
lead maintainer for the Linux public production kernel. His work is supported by the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL).
Morton works with Linux creator Linus Torvalds, the kernel subsystem maintainers, Linux distribution companies, hardware vendors
and other interested parties to ensure that the public production kernel meets their needs. He is the final arbitrator on determining
what code is accepted into the Linux production kernel. Source:Open Source Business Conference discussion April 6.
Q: In your estimation, how long can companies and developers expect the 2.6 kernel to be the latest version?