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Re: [SLUG] Biggest Corporate Contributions to Free Software
- To: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Biggest Corporate Contributions to Free Software
- From: Dean Hamstead <zort@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu May 3 22:36:01 2001
- Cc: Penguinillas <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Reply-to: dean@xxxxxxxxxxx
Where does sourceforge/va come into it? I mean geez, i call that
a contribution ;)
Redhat are probably right up there... suse puts money into alsa
and others i believe, and im not sure about turbo =\
transmeta let linus work linux on the job, i mean geez ;)
Jeff Waugh wrote:
> Who has made the biggest corporate contribution to the development of Free
> Software? A bit of a mini-poll... The sarcastic can call it "Putting Your
> Source Code Where Your Money Was."
> There are two categories, and I've started off with a few nominees:
> Corporate Development of Free Software
> 1) Existing and Initial Release (contributions to existing Free Software,
> and software initially released by this company as Free Software).
> - Red Hat: Many and varied software packages (good examples please).
> - Eazel: Nautilus, Gnome.
> - Trolltech: KDE, Qt.
> - Ximian: Nautilus, Gnome.
> - Many Linux Companies: Kernel.
> 2) Released Proprietary Software (contributions by this company in the form
> of released proprietary software code).
> - SGI: XFS and more.
> - SAP: SAPdb.
> - Trolltech: Qt.
> Please add more!
> - Jeff
> "Evil will always triumph over good, because good is dumb." - Dark
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