Open source contributors

Who creates open source software?

Unlike proprietary software, open source software is not developed by a single company or group of developers. Instead it is developed by many different companies, thousands of individual developers and hordes of hobbyists.

One of the most significant open source projects is the Gnome desktop, an interface used on most popular releases of Linux including Fedora and Ubuntu. At the most recent Guadec conference, attended by Gnome developers from around the world, the results of the Gnome Census were revealed, offering an insight into how open source projects are developed.

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