It has been another full year for the Linux and free software community.
The economy was difficult worldwide, but Linux continues to develop and
gain strength. It has been fun to watch.
For the fifth straight year, we at LWN have gone over the year's news and
picked out the most significant events. This is the final version of the
2002 timeline; if you have any suggestions for improvements
please send them to us at email@example.com, but we will limit
changes to fixes for serious errors or omissions.
As usual, the timeline is split up by month. Due to technical reasons with
the new site, we do not have a "one big page" option this year, sorry.
See also: our five-year
covering events from 1998 to 2002 in a highly condensed form.
The previous LWN Linux timelines are still available:
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