For the ninth year in a row, the editors at LWN.net have put together a timeline
highlighting the most important events of the last twelve months.
It has been an active and interesting year - just like the ones before.
The GPLv3 process was launched - and threatened to split our community over
differing views of freedom. Software patent issues came and went. The
Linux desktop went 3D. Large companies became more involved with Linux and
free software - and not everybody is pleased with the result. Distributors
reevaluated and reworked their dealings with the community. And,
while all this was happening, the community continued to produce great code
which made all of our systems better.
This is version 1.0 of the 2006 timeline.
If you find any errors or remaining major omissions, please send them
to us at email@example.com; please do
not post errors or omissions as comments until after we have had a chance
to address them.
The development of the LWN.net Linux Timeline was supported by LWN
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This year, we are pleased to announce the return of the one big page version as well.
For the historically minded, the timelines for the previous eight years
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