Biz Tech: Linux Is Growing Strong Thanks to Tech Industry Contributions

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an entire technology industry to raise an open-source operating system. Linux, a UNIX-derived open-source OS, is often held up as the standard of open-source software’s possibilities, as the OS represented 20.7 percent of all server revenue in 2012, according to findings from an IDC report.

The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit consortium responsible for fostering the growth of the Linux kernel, released a new reportstating that the latest kernel (3.10) is “seeing the most developer contributions ever."

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