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The "None" figure is people who are known to be working on their own time - they have told us so. Those we don't know about are the "Unknown" number instead.
Posted Feb 12, 2010 0:21 UTC (Fri) by nevets (subscriber, #11875)
Even though, I started as that type of work with Linux, today I bet a lot of it is professors using Linux as a learning tool and then those students get hooked on working on the kernel. It's not that they are not paid to do it, it may more likely be that they are not yet paid to do it.
I believe that Frederic Weisbecker falls under this category.
Posted Feb 12, 2010 2:04 UTC (Fri) by eparis123 (guest, #59739)
It's not that they are not paid to do it, it may more likely be that
they are not yet paid to do it.
I've personally been in this category and been contacted by Greg, where I
replied being in the 'enthusiast' group. Yes, I'm a college student, but I
did all my patches without any outside influence.
How come you want to consider this as 'paid' work?
Posted Feb 12, 2010 3:06 UTC (Fri) by nevets (subscriber, #11875)
I'm actually quite happy to see that number so high, for the same reason I used the word "yet". Because I know with such a large knowledge base coming up, there will be no limit to how far Linux will go. This "(None)" group will soon be in the paid to do Linux group, and hopefully there will be more inspiring new engineers joining that "(None)" group where it will always be at the top.
Posted Feb 17, 2010 20:45 UTC (Wed) by nlucas (subscriber, #33793)
I don't consider that as paid kernel work, just a one time contribution by
I'm sure there are lots of people like me in that situation.
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