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alphadogg writes Now more than ever, the development of the Linux kernel is a matter for the professionals, as unpaid volunteer contributions to the project reached their lowest recorded levels in the latest "Who Writes Linux" report, which was released today. According to the report, which is compiled by the Linux Foundation, just 11.8% of kernel development last year was done by unpaid volunteers – a 19% downturn from the 2012 figure of 14.6%. The foundation says that the downward trend in volunteer contributions has been present for years. According to Linus Torvalds, the shift towards paid developers hasn’t changed much about kernel development on its own. “I think one reason it hasn't changed things all that much is that it's not so much unpaid volunteers are going away as people who start writing kernel code get hired really quickly,” he said.

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The Linux Foundation has released its 2015 report "Linux Kernel Development: How Fast It is Going, Who is Doing It, What They Are Doing and Who is Sponsoring It."

Red Hat ARM partnership expands and expects more from its members.

Hypervisor lets kit makers have realtime OS cake and eat it, too

QNX Software Systems, the BlackBerry subsidiary that markets operating systems and tools for embedded systems, has released new virtualization software designed to allow device makers to deliver rich graphical UIs without sacrificing reliability or safety.

Companies making more changes, and faster than ever

The Linux kernel is growing and changing faster than ever, but its development is increasingly being supported by a select group of companies, rather than by volunteer developers.

The Linux Foundation's live video stream of Collaboration Summit keynotes will be available on Wednesday, Feb. 18, starting at 9:00 a.m. PST. (Login required.)

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The lesson of Unix: make it unified and they will come

Pivotal will make the majority of its big data suite open source, drawing inspiration from the Linux concept.

A penny per gig per month - there's cheap for you

The other Linux distro, SUSE, has made good its Ceph promise.

Info on Software XIV and GPFS revealed – so far

Much ado in Big Blue land today; it is making XIV available as Spectrum Accelerate software-defined storage, while also rebranding GPFS as Spectrum Scale in Linux mainframe environments. There's also a Spectrum Storage family coming.