Who has contributed the most to the Linux 5.10 kernel?

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You should already know that Linux it is not a kernel developed by a company, as can be the case with other proprietary operating systems. Not even Linus Torvalds contributes much code nowadays, rather he is dedicated to "managing" his project while others are in charge of contributing the patches and all the new features that are added to the kernel.

As you already know, depending on the version, the main contributors code can be very changeable. For example, there was a time when Microsoft was among those that had contributed the most code, on other occasions it has been other companies that have been those high positions in the contribution ranking during the development of Linux.

In the case of Linux 5.10, and thanks to statistics provided by LWN.net, it has been possible to establish who has been able to contribute more to this version of the kernel. When Linus Torvalds released this final version on December 13, an analysis of the typical nine-week development cycle was done, and by that time there had been thousands of changes to the source code.

In addition to recognizing a multitude of contributors among those who had made the most reports, what interests us here are those companies they have been adding more code to the kernel. This is not due to increased interest in Linux, but to driver input or other changes necessary for the company's own interests. For example, that spike in Microsoft collaboration in its day was due to the integration of Hyper-V support ...

If analyzed by change sets, Huawei and Intel they have been the most active in this version Linux 5.10. They have been followed by Red Hat, Google, AMD, etc. On the other hand, taking into account the number of lines changed, those same two companies continue to reign, only invested, with the largest contributors being Intel and Huawei. Here you can see the complete table:

Linux kernel developers


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