Video: Who Writes Linux Kernel?

Posted on in Categories Linux last updated April 3, 2012

Linux kernel is the most prominent examples of free and open source software. The Linux kernel has received contributions from thousands of programmers and companies around the world. This professional video from the Linux foundation provides a quick insight into Linux building procedure. This is a powerful and inspiring story of how Linux has become a volunteer-driven phenomenon.

Linus Torvalds makes and accept the final release of new Linux kernel version. A new version of the Linux kernel appears every two-three months. More than 1000 developers participate in each release.

Posted by: Vivek Gite

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  1. Very informative and short video….Linux community is huge… more such type of videos should be created…good effort..keep it up. We love Linux.

  2. I’m pretty sure the ones from Micro$oft who contributed to Linux are fired.

      1. And that’s not all: just recently it was told in Finnish newsletter that Micro$oft is one of the biggest contributors to the kernel. Which doesn’t make much sense.

        1. Yes Microsoft is and has been in one of the top cotributors to the kernel.. But Like Alex said its mostly to Support Hyper-V so u can have linux guest on Hyper-V..

  3. Truely amazing. Its just that non-technical people think Linux is just for computer geeks, however it is much more powerful in every aspects. Ubuntu and other flavors trying to make it as simple as possible I am sure thousands of windows lovers will start switching over.

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