Influence in the Linux Kernel Community

TitleInfluence in the Linux Kernel Community
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsAaltonen, T, Jokinen, J
Secondary TitleOSS2007: Open Source Development, Adoption and Innovation (IFIP 2.13)
Pagination203 - 208
Date Published2007///
ISSN Number978-0-387-72485-0

Several success stories of open source (OS) products have been seen during last decade. Due to the economical importance of the products, it is important to know who are the ones who have the largest influence to the products. Is there a dominant player in developing communities? In this paper1 the aspect is studied with respect to the Linux Kernel community. We show that the influence is centered to a small number of core people, and corporates have a large impact to the development. Moreover, we enumerate the most influential companies.

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