Are the top Linux developers losing the will to code?

Posted on Wednesday, Jul 04 2007 @ 04:01 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
That is the view of Greg Kroah-Hartman, maintainer of USB and PCI support in Linux and co author of online book Linux Device Drivers.

In the latest kernel release the most active 30 developers authored only 30% of the changes, while two years ago the top 20 developers did 80% of the changes, he said. Kroah-Hartman himself is now doing more code reviewing than coding. "That's all I do, is read patches these days," he said during a discussion at the Linux Symposium in Ottawa last month.

Read on at ComputerWorld.

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