There'll be no halt
Posted Oct 14, 2006 18:50 UTC (Sat) by kreutzm
In reply to: There'll be no halt
Parent article: Kernel developers' position on GPLv3
"Free software is written by hundreds of thousands of people" - where do you get that estimate from? A few thousand, I would guess, maybe 20,000 or a little more. Debian has roughly 1000 members, I remember a figure a while back that the kernel had a few hundred serious contributors.
Unless, of course, you count every person registered on Source Forge. This maybe technically speaking correct then, but quite misleading, as even Debian ships only small fraction of this software and most people are quite happy with the free software shipped.
If you have a sound number, I'd definitly be interested.
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