The 2007 Linux and free software timeline
Welcome to the tenth annual LWN Linux and free software timeline. In what
has become a longstanding tradition, LWN finishes each year with a
collection of the most important events from the last twelve months.
This is version 1.0 of the 2007 timeline. There are certainly errors and
omissions; if you find any, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org rather than posting
them as comments.
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This year, we are pleased to announce the return of the one big page version as well.
- January: Nouveau driver pledge,
GPL Second Life, LCA, ...
- February: Bitfrost, 2.6.20,
RTLinux, Robbins, Raymond, ...
- March: RSDL, RHEL5, Murdock,
- April: OpenBSD, Debian 4.0, CFS,
- May: Python 3000, 235 violated
patents, Indiana, Fedora 7, ...
- June: Emacs, Microsoft deals,
Btrfs, GPLv3, ...
- July: Slackware 12, 2.6.22, CUPS,
- August: SCO loses, ClamAV,
- September: NetAPP/Sun, Kernel
summit, ATI opens up, SCO bankruptcy, ...
- October: 2.6.23, openSUSE 10.3,
Gutsy, GNOME/OOXML, ...
- November: Fedora 8, KDE 4.0-rc,
- December: RHE-MRG, qmail, HTML5
without Theora, ...
Thanks to the following people for suggestions which have improved this
- Xavier Bestel
- Norman Gaywood
- Jim Gettys
For the historically minded, the timelines for the previous nine years
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