The Story of Linux

If you watched this short video, you did hear correctly that IBM put in a BILLION dollars into the development of Linux.

The top 10 organizations sponsoring Linux kernel (operating system) development:

  1. Red Hat
  2. Intel
  3. Novel
  4. IBM
  5. Texas Instruments
  6. Broadcom
  7. Nokia
  8. Samsung
  9. Oracle
  10. Google

*Microsoft appears on list of companies that are contributing to the Linux kernel, at # 17.  The company that once called Linux a “cancer” now has a working relationship with Linux.  Since they can’t beat them, they have to join them.  

source: The Linux Foundation