GNOME Census

GNOME Census

This first edition of the GNOME Census answers some often-asked questions about the GNOME project, including:

  • Who are the most active developers in GNOME?
  • Which companies are investing in GNOME?
  • Who do GNOME developers work for?

This report will be useful for companies interested in using the GNOME platform for their products, as part of their risk analysis of the platform. Potential large-scale customers of desktop Linux may be interested in knowing whether their future supplier is a prominent contributor to the project. Customers may be happier buying high-level support from companies who employ more module maintainers or committers to the project. For companies seeking custom application development, knowing which developers are maintainers of key modules in the development platform may also influence purchasing decisions.

The report is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License and is available for download now.

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5 Responses to “GNOME Census”

  1. Pingback from Neary Consulting » GNOME Census report available:

    [...] recoup the costs of the study, and to ensure that future improvements can be made, the  complete GNOME census report, with additional detail and analysis, is available for sale now, for €500. The release will be [...]

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  3. Pingback from Lennart Poettering: Beating a Dead Horse | Gnu Architecture:

    [...] guess it’s a bit beating a dead horse, but I had a good laugh today when I learned that I alone contributed more to GNOME than the entirety of Canonical, and only 800 additional [...]

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  5. Pingback from What’s next in GNOME’s future? « Stormy's Corner:

    [...] Over 106 companies have contributed to GNOME and over 3500 individuals have made contributions. While we may have lost a distribution channel for GNOME Shell, Canonical will still be using and building with many GNOME technologies and working with the GNOME Foundation. And we still have all of our substantial technical resources working on GNOME Shell and other GNOME technologies. [...]