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LWN: The 2005 Linux and Free Software Timeline

Jan 05, 2006, 14:30 (0 Talkback[s])

"For eight years now, the editors at have put together a timeline highlighting the most important events of the last twelve months. As always, it has been a busy year. Attacks against free software continued in legislatures and the courts--but few have been successful. Corporations began donating patents to the community, some with more enthusiasm than others. The kernel developers improved their process--and dealt with the abrupt loss of their source code management system. SUSE development became more open. SonyBMG gave us all a lesson on the importance of control over our own computers. And so on.

"Most importantly, in 2005 the free software community kept on hacking. The variety and quality of the resulting software is simply amazing..."

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