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

Jan 15, 2004, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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 industry.

"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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