The Linux kernel is one of the largest Open Source projects currently out there, with contributions coming from individual programmers to big corporations. The good news is that the number of contributors is increasing. A report published by the Linux Foundation indicates that the number of developers has grown by ten percent since the study done in 2008. Companies like IBM and Intel help make up the nearly seventy percent of contributions made by companies. With the number of developers contributing to the development of Linux, the various operating systems based on the kernel will continue to see improvements across all platforms.