- More than 70 percent of total contributions to the kernel come from developers working at a range of companies including Red Hat, IBM, Novell, Intel, Oracle, Fujitsu, among many others.
- Nearly 1000 developers working for more than 200 corporations are involved in writing code for Linux kernel. And since 2008, the number of individual developers have increased by 10%.
- A net 2.7 million lines of code have been added to the Linux kernel since April 2008.
- An average of 10,923 lines of code are added each day. However, an average of 5,547 lines of code are removed as well.
Good news for Linux enthusiasts indeed.
[Source : Linux Foundation]