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…
But Linux’s unsurprising failure to take over the workstations of the world aside, a number of important events did occur, including:
1. HTML5: As I wrote recently, HTML5 has as of yet failed to revolutionize the Web in the way some of us expected last January. Nonetheless, the protocol witnessed important advancements this year, with most major video sites implementing support for HTML5 video early in 2010. In addition, the introduction in May of the open-source WebM codec helped erase important technical and legal hurdles hindering the adoption of HTML5 video.
2. Oracle vs. LibreOffice: