Download Linux kernel history report 2020 (29th birthday report)

Time:2021-6-27

Download Linux kernel history report 2020 (29th birthday report)

In the past few decades, we have seen Linux develop steadily and become the most widely used operating system kernel. From sensors to supercomputers, we see it used in spaceships, cars, smartphones, watches and more devices in our daily lives. Since the Linux foundation began to release the Linux kernel development report in 2008, we have observed the progress between various time points.

Since the initial release in 1991, Linux has become one of the most successful collaborations in history, with more than 20000 contributors. Considering that the recently released version 5.8 is one of the largest, there is no sign of slowing down. The latest version shows that more than 10 new records are submitted per hour.

In this report, we will review the whole history of Linux. Our analysis of Linux is based on the reports submitted by bitkeeper and git, the development community, from the release of the first kernel on September 17, 1991 to August 2, 2020. The version 5.8 tag was released on August 2, 2020, and now the merge window of version 5.9 has been completed, which can analyze more than one million Linux kernel history submissions recorded in the past 29 years.

This report reviews the history of the Linux kernel and the impact of some of the best practices and tool infrastructures that have made the most important software collaboration possible.

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Download Linux kernel history report 2020 (29th birthday report)