30 Years of GNU and Software Freedom Day

It’s 30 years of GNU — 30 years of freedom and 30 years of owning one’s computers. I can’t imagine a life where I don’t have control over the software I run. I’m going to be eternally thankful to RMS and Linus for starting the mass movements that have not only transformed an entire industry, but also shaped my thinking and my career.

A few Red Hatters (including yours truly) have shared stories of their first brush with free software here — give it a read, it’s a good trip down the memory lane, as well as some inspiring anecdotes from people who have been involved with free software for a really long time.

Here’s wishing everyone a liberating Software Freedom Day (Sep 19th), and many more years of freedom to everyone!

One Reply to “30 Years of GNU and Software Freedom Day”

  1. Voted for the B.J.P’s candidate in the West Bengal Parliamentary Elections held in 2014. Glad that Mr. Supriyo won. A fan of Modiji, Jaitleyji, Amitji and Gadkariji. Only 23 years old and quite interested in learning about my nation, my culture, my heritage and our shared future plans.

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