|A vague idea about the magnitude of this little thing called Linux.|
- It would cost over $1 billion (a Gigabuck) to develop this Linux distribution by conventional proprietary means in the U.S. (in year 2000 U.S. dollars).
- It includes over 30 million physical source lines of code (SLOC).
- It would have required about 8,000 person-years of development time.
- Red Hat Linux 7.1 represents over a 60% increase in size, effort, and traditional development costs over Red Hat Linux 6.2 (which was released about one year earlier).