Who’s Writing Linux?

Corporations are paying for the world's most famous free operating system


About once a year, the Linux Foundation analyzes the online repository that holds the source code of the kernel, or core, of the Linux operating system. As well as tracking the increasing complexity of the ever-evolving kernel over a series of releases from versions 3.0 to 3.10, the report also reveals who is contributing code, and the dominant role corporations now play in what began as an all-volunteer project in 1991.

Who’s Paying the Bills?

The Gatekeepers

The Authors

The Growing Kernel