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Milestones in Free and Open Source Software History, 1969-2015

Christopher Tozzi

May 10, 2016

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As the twenty-fifth birthday of the Linux kernel approaches, it's high time to take a look back at this and other major developments in the history of open source software. Here's The VAR Guy's overview of milestones in open source history, from the introduction of Unix to today's Microsoft-Linux lovefest.

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Christopher Tozzi

Contributing Editor

Christopher Tozzi started covering the channel for The VAR Guy on a freelance basis in 2008, with an emphasis on open source, Linux, virtualization, SDN, containers, data storage and related topics. He also teaches history at a major university in Washington, D.C. He occasionally combines these interests by writing about the history of software. His book on this topic, “For Fun and Profit: A History of the Free and Open Source Software Revolution,” is forthcoming with MIT Press.

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