Happy Birthday GNU!

It was 30 years ago today that Richard Stallman announced something kind of crazy: he was going to initiate a project to implement a version of the Unix operating system that was completely free (as in freedom). He called the system GNU (GNU's Not Unix) and his original announcement is preserved here as a piece ... more

 

20 years of Linux

I've seen a few messages wishing happy birthday to the Linux kernel. I'm not sure how software can have a "birth"-day, but whatever. The Inquirer reminds us that today is the 20th anniversary of Linus Torvalds's announcement to the world that his kernel was in existence and under development. Which reminded me about the video ... more

 

The Penguin and the Gnu

Another episode of Computer FLOSS, a YouTube series aimed at educating about FLOSS. This episode is about two flagships of the FLOSS movement (GNU and Linux), how they came to be and how they relate. The Penguin and the Gnu Yes, all right. No series about free and open source software would be complete without ... more