Was 2010 Really a Big Year for Linux?
Sean Michael Kerner claims in this article that 2010 was a big year for Linux. However, while the FLOSS community made good strives in some areas, as described in the article, there also have been some set backs. Oracle's take-over of Sun resulted in a change of attitude towards the FLOSS community by the projects maintained by Sun, which in turn lead to the very public fork of LibreOffice, and some lesser known forks in regard of the databases, like mariadb. The future will tell us more about the successes and failures of the different parties.
2010 also has brought up contentions about copyright assignments, which is still on-going. Again we will have to wait to see what future directions will bring.
So what is your opinion? Was 2010 a big year for Linux? Please comment and participate in this poll.