"volunteers are still our leading source of fixes"
Though volunteers beat out any other single company source of fixes, if I'm interpreting the chart correctly for 2.6.32, (100% - 15.3%) = 84.7% are coming from companies.
That said, I can imagine a good amount of the patches being submitted from company email addresses (which is what I assume the stats are generated off of) are done when the employee is "off the clock."
So my question: do we (and how do we) actually know how much of the kernel development is really a volunteer effort?
BTW, I've never seen anyone on this site call Greg a "dickhead" or anything close to it (I did a search to check, feel free to do your own). Some people, myself included, disagree with how security is conveyed and sometimes handled, but it's a gross mischaracterization to equate that with childish ad-hominem attacks that were never uttered.
I appreciate the effort Greg puts into the stable releases -- it's certainly a lot of work. As for the major "enterprise" distributions that benefit from Greg's work, do we know what else they could be doing in addition to contributing fixes to lessen the burden?