20 December 2006

LWN's 2006 Linux and free software timeline

A lot has happened in the last year in the world of free software. That makes it hard (a) to remember who exactly did what and (b) to get the big picture. One invaluable tool for doing both is LWN's 2006 Linux and free software timeline, which offers all the main events with handy links to the original stories. They've also got other timelines going back to 1998, if you want to see an even bigger picture. Great stuff for a trip down free memory lane.

Update 1: And here's C|net's list of top stories in the same field.

Update 2: Meanwhile, here's Matthew Aslett's open source year in quotations.


Nachiketa said...

Hi, you should check out some of the cool open source applications coming out from India. I recently purchased a Linux based Office application for les than $5. Check out OpenLX.com

There is another cool accounting and inventory system that I got for $20 its called Kalculate...www.Kalculate.com

Glyn Moody said...

As far as I can tell Kalculate isn't free software. But you're right, there are lots of interesting things happening in India on that front.