Who wrote 2.6.20?
Posted Feb 21, 2007 2:51 UTC (Wed) by corbet
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As I noted in the article, measuring these things is hard, and I agree that lines-of-code is of limited utility. Still, there's some information there, so I thought it was worth a look.
Delving into the various kernel subsystems is an area of future research. I did some quick-and-dirty runs which suggest that the representation of the various companies does not change as much as one might expect from one subsystem to another. It also looks like the "hobbyist" contribution to the core parts of the kernel is just as high as in, say, the driver tree. I will be looking at this more in the future.
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