Thomas Gleixner, of the Open Source Automation Development Lab, took second place with a hair under 800 changes committed since last year.

The report also pointed out that over 75% of all the developers committing code to Linux are being paid to do so by a third party, such as IBM, Oracle or Red Hat.

Finally, the Linux kernel’s workhorses—Greg Kroah-Hartman and David S. Miller—continue to power the project with their enthusiasm and supervision. Between them, they’ve signed off on over 14,000 lines of code for the kernel since the release of 2.6.36. The pair account for over 9% of all commit code reviews.