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Today is Ada Lovelace Day, a day for highlighting women making great contributions to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This is a holiday of particular importance to the free software movement, to remind us that there are powerful social biases which permeate our movement, sexism and transmisogyny being just two of these.
In this post, Deb recaps Software Freedom Day 2013, held in Cambridge MA on Saturday, September 21, 2013.
Is there someone who you think has advanced the progress of free software, someone you think of as a free software hero? How about a great project that uses free software principles, like copyleft or free culture, to benefit society? Now is your chance to nominate them for a Free Software Award.
The intention to create the GNU System, and the concept of free software, was first announced in September 1983. Since then, it has grown into a global movement of people that work together for software freedom, and have a great time doing it.
30 years ago, Richard Stallman published the announcement that would launch the free software movement.
15 new GNU releases this month (as of August 26, 2013):
Are GNU ready to party? It's been 30 years since the GNU manifesto was penned. What began as frustration over a printer driver has grown into a massive social movement. The GNU system itself has exploded; not only is it a fully free operating system, but it has expanded to include an entire universe of software.
32 new GNU releases this month (as of July 28, 2013):