LinuxPlanet: The Year in Linux – Highs & Lows of 2003

“Every year has good and bad points. For members of the Linux
community, though, the pendulum swung to absolutely new highs and
lows during 2003.

“The year started out with marked signs of cooperation on
several fronts: Linux Standards Base (LSB) certification for 11
distributions; formation of the Desktop Linux Consortium (DLC); and
issuance of a platform specification for embedded Linux. By the end
of 2003, however, another important consortium, UnitedLinux, had
felt the effects of the SCO lawsuit that rocked the rest of the

“SCO, one of the core members in UnitedLinux, put a stop to its
Linux distribution in May. In November, Novell announced plans to
acquire SUSE Linux, another key founder of UnitedLinux…”


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