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Who wrote 2.6.20?

Who wrote 2.6.20?

Posted Mar 1, 2007 18:03 UTC (Thu) by shaitand (guest, #43800)
Parent article: Who wrote 2.6.20?

Doesn't that unfairly credit employers? The example you gave seemed to imply there might be small pieces the employers didn't pay for but what if that joeb@us.california.freemont.viavoice.office12.joesdesk.ibm.com doesn't get paid by IBM for ANY of the code he contributes to the kernel? Maybe he works on viavoice for IBM and writes kernel code as a hobby and IBM just signed off on it?

A developer of kernel quality probably works for a large firm that is open source friendly enough to sign off on it. But that doesn't mean they are actually paid by that company to code for the kernel. An ibm.com email address is as likely to designate someone working on project x as someone IBM is paying for their kernel contributions.


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Who wrote 2.6.20?

Posted Mar 1, 2007 19:46 UTC (Thu) by hv76 (guest, #43803) [Link]

People who work for companies like IBM know when they can use their corporate email and when not!

This companies are big enough to have proper procedures/rules that define this.


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