Freedom, Community & Sustainability

GNU is turning 30!

July 13, 2014 -- Webmaster
Last modified on September 2016

30 years of GNUToday the GNU project is turning thirty! For those that do not know, GNU is the name of a free operating system that, together with the Linux kernel, forms the popular GNU/Linux operating systems. Hence it's the perfect time to celebrate the values of a global movement for the freedom of computer users and developers!

I can't overstress how much GNU and the free software movement are getting everyday more important to all of us. With the evolution of computing and especially the rise of mainstream internet, the digital world is becoming part of our lives. If we don't protect our freedom, online and offline, it will be taken from us (seriously!). We have seen in the last years a lot of attempts to minimize our privacy (mass surveillance revealed by Snowden, among others), our ability to share stuff with friends (SOPA/PIPA, ACTA, DRM...) and even our own freedom of choice (Secure Boot). Let's defend the values of freedom, community and sustainability for us and the generations to come! Happy birthday GNU!!!

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