"2007 is a year that will long be remembered in the open source
and Linux communities. It was a year in which the twin
underpinnings of what makes open source successful and what could
serve to destroy it made the headlines.
"On the pro side, Linux made major technology advances this year
and a key new license emerged for open source. On the flipside
patents and intellectual property issues continued to threaten the
survival and success of the open source ecosystem..."