Reality Check: Open Source Milestones in 2010

It may be a cliché, but 2010 wouldn’t feel complete without compiling a list of the most memorable happenings in the open-source channel over the last 12 months. So, without further ado, read on for a recap of the events that made the greatest ripples in the free-software world since January 2010…

First, though, let’s observe what didn’t happen in 2010. Above all, it was not the Year of the Linux Desktop. On the contrary, it felt much more like the Year of the Linux-based Mobile Phone (Whose Users Have No Idea They’re Running Linux), not to mention the Year of Chrome OS.

But Linux’s unsurprising failure to take over the workstations of the world aside, a number of important events did occur, including:

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