A glance through the GNOME census report brings out the following details -
- The GNOME 2.30 release and external dependencies consists of 189 modules. This represents 13 years of coding, and over 468000 individual changesets.
- Since the project's inception, over 3000 individuals have committed changes.
- The most prolific 5% of the developers (top 165) have together made 65% of all the changes in the 13 year history of GNOME.
- Red Hat is said to be the biggest contributor to the project and its core dependencies, with its employees being responsible for nearly 17% of all commits. Canonical, Collabora, Fluendo, Intel, Novell, and Sun Microsystems have also contributed substantially to the GNOME project.
- 70% of the GNOME developers are volunteers. A further 20% say they have contributed to GNOME project both as a volunteer and a paid developer.