July 16, 2001

A diary of a Linux bumpkin

Author: JT Smith

"Development of code that today comprises Linux stretches far, far back to the roots of the self-recursively named GNU's Not Unix (GNU) Project founded by Richard M. Stallman in 1984. The GNU Project (pronounce the G) was dedicated to producing a free version of Unix because of Stallman' idea that free access to software source is a moral imperative. As the GNU Web page puts it, "'Free software' is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of 'free speech,' not 'free beer.'" More at FreeOS.com.


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