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Independent Developers Contribute A Lot To Mesa, X.Org

Michael Larabel

Published on 10 September 2011
Written by Michael Larabel
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When breaking down the commit count by domain name, Red Hat is leading. This is not much of a surprise considering that Red Hat employs Adam Jackson, formerly Kristian Hoegsberg, David Airlie, and other key contributors. Peter is also now employed by Red Hat. When tallying up all of the Red Hat contributors to the X Server Git repository, they are only slightly ahead of who-t.net. The Who-T site is the personal site of Peter Hutterer. In a distant third place is Fooishbar.org, the personal site of Daniel Stone. In fourth is the university domain of University of South Australia, which is Peter's former university where he began contributing to X.Org and those commits are from him too. In fifth place is KeithP.com, the web-site of Keith Packard.

The file count of the X.Org Server has not changed much in over a year.

The line count of the X.Org Server also has not changed a great deal in recent years.

Stay tuned for more information next week during XDC2011 Chicago, which is running from the 12th to 14th of September at the Illinois Institute of Technology's McCormick Tribune Campus Center Ballroom.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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