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2011's Tribulations and Triumphs for FOSS

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Well December is halfway over for another year, and that means 2011 is drawing to a close.

It's been a tempestuous year, most would surely agree, and one that wrought momentous change in this already fast-paced industry of ours.

Which were the biggest, most monumental events here in the world of FOSS, you ask?

Ask four different Linux bloggers and you'll get four different answers -- which is just what Linux Girl did.

'As if IT's Pope Had Died'

"No question about it -- THE technology story for 2011 is the death of Steve Jobs," opined Barbara Hudson, a blogger on Slashdot who goes by "Tom" on the site

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