I dare you to spot Canonical on this list
Top kernel contributors – Just so people remember who really brings them the Linux they love so much.
In the same breath a congratulations must go out to Novell on their exceptional 250% growth in contributions this year firmly establishing them as part of the Linux ecosystem. Novell have really gone above and beyond, letting Greg Kroah-Hartmann work fulltime on the Linux Driver Project and being instrumental in convincing ATI to go open. Pouring money into getting Mono a proper QA team which caused a noticable improvement in the Mono stack, as well as their strong commitment to bringing a fully functional version of Silverlight to Linux users. The Hackweeks, Tasque, Tomboy, the wonderful Banshee, so many efforts often overlooked. I thank you for your fine work gentlemen.