IT Investment Research: Linux Foundation, IDC release new forecasts for Linux ecosystem growth

Dennis Bryon writes on the new IDC report released today at the LF Collab Summit.

Network World: Linux showing signs of solid growth: IDC study

John Fontana reports live from the LF’s Collab Summit on IDC’s new report.

eWeek: Customized Linux PC for MySpacers

Steven Vaughan-Nichols reports live from the LF’s Collab Summit following the panel on the Linux Desktop.

eWeek: Linux partisans gather at Foundation annual meeting

Steven Vaughan-Nichols writes about today’s opening day of the LF’s Collaboration Summit and the new IDC report by Al Gillen that will be featured.

LinuxInsider: Lamenting OOXML

Katherine Noyes reports on the OOXML vote and the industry’s response to Adobe joining the LF.

LinuxInsider: Linux Foundation - Paid Contributors Helping to Grow Kernel

Jack Germain writes on the LF’s report on Who Writes Linux released last week.

“The Linux Foundation has found that the number of developers putting work into the Linux kernel is growing fast, tripling over the past three years. Over that period, the number of individual contributors has doubled. Linux is being used more often as the firmware found in consumer electronics, and now more than 70 percent of all kernel development is done by paid professionals.”

PC World: Linux kernel community grows

IDG’s take on the “Who Writes Linux” paper

3rd GNOME Mobile Summit to be held in Austin

The 3rd GNOME Mobile Summit will be held next week, April 8 - 10, in correlation with the Linux Foundation’s 2nd Annual Collaboration Summit in Austin.

InformationWeek: Linux Contributor List Grows Longer; Many Paid

Charlie Babcock writes about the Who Writes Linux report published by the LF.

“Over the past three years, the number of individual contributors to the Linux kernel has more than doubled to 1,057 for the most recent 2.6.24 kernel release. According to a report out this week by the Linux Foundation, the pace of changes to the kernel also picked up, averaging 2.83 per hour over the course of 14 kernel updates during the 34 month period.”

Slashdot: Novell Rises to Second Highest Linux Contributor

Slashdot post on the LF’s Who Writes Linux report.

“Which companies contribute the most to the Linux kernel? Well, The Linux Foundation released their results and Novell’s contributions have gone up 250% (from 3.6% of all contributions to 14.4% of all contributions) to put them at #2 behind Red Hat. This chart also illustrates just how widely Linux is modified by the community and not just a handful of developers/companies. You can find more coverage on blogs and the original report.”

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