an LCA talk by LWN's Jonathan Corbet.
"Kernel release 2.6.24 came out on January 24, just before linux.conf.au began. Corbet estimates 2.6.25 will be finalised sometime around April.
That rapid cycle represents an astonishing volume of new code. "We are adding about 2000 lines of code to the kernel every single day of the year, without exception," Corbet said. "Nobody can really keep up with this [on their own] any more. It's an amazing process, and it seems to be working."
The project which those numbers immediately bring to mind is Wikipedia, which uses similar open source principles, along with an "anyone can contribute" ethos.
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