Wireless firms playing bigger role in Linux
The report, to be unveiled later on Wednesday, shows the role of traditional top contributors - Red Hat, Novell and IBM -- is slightly decreasing, while companies with a strong mobile Linux focus are becoming increasingly important for the development of the platform.
With the success of Google's free Linux-based Android platform, Linux has become a key force in the smartphone software market. Google aims to copy its success in desktop search to the fast-emerging mobile Internet space.
All top smartphone makers, excluding Nokia and Apple, use Android in their flagship phones.