[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia vs Linux

Steve Bennett stevagewp at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 03:19:38 UTC 2008

On 1/31/08, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://www.apcmag.com/7924/the_future_of_the_linux_kernel_and_what_it_tells_us_about_wikipedia
> Applying lesson #4 will doubtless be interesting.

>While the majority of kernel contributors (17%) aren't paid by an
obvious employer

They have an interesting definition of "majority". They probably mean
something like "the biggest employer of kernal contributors is 'no
one'" but it's a pretty meaningless figure. The reverse is more
interesting though: 83% of their contributors are essentially paid to
do it.


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