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.