The Linux Foundation has announced
the release of an
updated study of kernel code authorship [PDF]
written by Greg
Kroah-Hartman, Amanda McPherson, and Jonathan Corbet. "The updated
study finds that since April 2008, there has been a 10 percent increase in
the number of developers contributing to each kernel release and that a net
of 2.7 million lines of code have been added. This level of activity has
resulted in an average of 5.45 patches being accepted per hour, an increase
of 42 percent since the original study.
" The information will be
familiar to LWN readers, naturally, but it's a slicker presentation and
it considers a longer time period than LWN usually does.
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