ph1ll writes: By analyzing the surnames of open source contributors, we can build a picture of contributors. Taking some sample Java projects seems to support work by the United Nations University that Western Europe is the largest contributor.
ph1ll writes: "The BBC is reporting that the UK government is offering an unlimited number of visas that are similar to H-1B visas. To qualify, a worker needs to earn more than 24k UKP (about $40k) and work for a multinational with an office in the UK. The law comes into effect in April 2011."