Freedom Fry — "Happy birthday to GNU"

Freedom Fry —

Happy Birthday to the GNU project, which turned 25 today and is celebrating with a video of English humorist Stephen Fry. In September 1983, Richard Stallman first announced the plan to develop a free software operating system called GNU. Today, in combination with the Linux kernel, GNU/Linux is a completely free operating system running on many millions of computers world-wide. You are using GNU/Linux every day when surfing the web, as it’s one of the most popular operating systems to power web servers, database servers, and the other infrastructure that makes the web work.

Happy birthday, GNU!


Video: Lawrence Lessig - On Free, and the Differences between Culture and Code

This presentation is very impressive. I have waited a long time for such a consistent and effective presentation about intellectual property and freedom in a modern view. There is no doubt that in the World as it exists today current laws for intellectual property and copyrights simply do not work.

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