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What open source milestones would you commemorate on the technology calendar?

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Infamous hacker zine 2600—champion of freedom, transparency, and the technophile's playful spirit—has announced that it's begun compiling the hacker calendar, which will commemorate important anniversaries in technological culture.

(Of course, the zine is using the term "hacker" the way it has for decades: to denote those who, through imagination and experimentation, push any technology beyond its preconceived limitations. See this TechRepublic article for a discussion of the term "hacker" vs. "cracker.")

Magazine co-founder and editor Emmanuel Goldstein explains that while the 2012 calendar will feature photographs of technology "old and new ... large and small" (and there's no doubt a few telephones will grace its pages), it will also treat milestones—the founding of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, for instance, or the release of cult film "War Games"—like holidays deserving celebration and remembrance.

2600 is relying on readers to suggest the holidays highlighted each month. It's a perfect opportunity to ensure that important moments in open source history get the recognition they deserve.

In the comments, detail your favorite moments in open source history. Next week, we'll collect all your responses and submit them to 2600 for inclusion in the calendar. Remember: a 2012 calendar may be the last you ever need. Let's help make this one memorable.

Update (August 12, 2011): The 2012 Hacker Calendar has been released!

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Bryan Behrenshausen - Bryan has been a member of the Opensource.com team since 2011. He currently edits the site's Open Organization section. In 2015, he earned his PhD in Communication from UNC, Chapel Hill. When he's not thinking or writing about all things open source, he's playing vintage Nintendo, reading classic science fiction, or rehabilitating an old ThinkPad. Around the Net, he goes by the nickname "semioticrobotic."