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Happy 30th Birthday, GNU!

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Jul 01, 2013 06:31 AM
Join us to celebrate the GNU Project's 30th birthday!
When Sep 28, 2013 12:00 AM to
Sep 29, 2013 11:55 PM
Where Worldwide

The GNU operating system will be celebrating a milestone this year; this Fall, it will be 30 years since Richard Stallman launched the GNU Project. On September 27th, 1983, he announced,

I consider that the golden rule requires that if I like a program I must share it with other people who like it. I cannot in good conscience sign a nondisclosure agreement or a software license agreement.

So that I can continue to use computers without violating my principles, I have decided to put together a sufficient body of free software so that I will be able to get along without any software that is not free.

Read the full text of the announcement that launched the free software movement.

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