Using lines of code as a metric is pure evil. Sorry for venting, but I've learned and read that LOC is the single most misused and abused metric in all of software engineering.
However, I do respect and appreciate the hard work our editor has done. I assume there was no easier way to quantify and qualify the data above into meaningful information which accurately represents the state of authorship of the Linux Kernel. Is that a fair assessment? Finally, is there a correlation between the quantity of patches in a particular functional section of the Kernel (i.e. virtualization, filesystems, network device drivers, etc.) with whatever company has a vested interest in ensuring that functionality adds value to the company's Linux product(s)?
Thank you, Jon, for this research.
Copyright © 2017, Eklektix, Inc.
Comments and public postings are copyrighted by their creators.
Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds