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Timeline; 2002

The E.U. drafted a fundamentally flawed Intellectual Property law which has the effect of allowing crackers to have the tools to break into systems, but the managers can't use the same tools to secure them.

Walmart, who own ASDA decide to start selling operating system free computers for a couple of hundred dollars, pointing out just how expensive microsoft software is, and saving Linux users a fortune in unnecessary software costs.

Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital celebrated its 150th anniversary.

The Liberty Alliance is working on an alternative to the Microsoft Passport online identity system.

There were also quite a few books and movies created this year.

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