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Timeline; 1997

After Miguel de Icaza failed to persuade trolltech to open the license of the QT library for non-commercial applications, and the developers failed to see that the license was a problem, the Gnome project was launched.

Aiming to create a completely open source desktop, it has been incredibly sucessfull.

Somewhat embarassingly for trolltech, they were later forced to make the license changes anyway.

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

last modified 04:41 2004/02/09