[ubuntu-za] Fwd: GNU turn thirty!

Wesley Werner wesley.werner at gmail.com
Sat Sep 28 06:21:55 UTC 2013

Hello all.

I'd like to share some happy news with you fine folk.

Sent via K-9. 

-------- Original Message --------
From: Free Software Foundation <info at fsf.org>
Sent: Sat Sep 28 03:47:07 SAST 2013
To: wez at darknet.co.za
Subject: GNU turn thirty!

Dear ,
Can you believe it? The GNU system is thirty years old today!

In 1983, Richard Stallman launched the free software movement
with the words, "Free Unix!" We've freed a lot more than that in
the last thirty years. The GNU system is now a vast universe of
fully free operating systems, window managers, and software that
serves almost every imaginable purpose. More than 95 percent of
the world's supercomputers run free software. A majority of web
servers run free software. Even more impressive, there are
estimated to be tens of millions of free software users worldwide.

That's a lot to celebrate. This weekend, the Free Software
Foundation will be honoring thirty years of GNU with a
[celebration and hackathon in Cambridge, MA][1]. Around the
world, there are over [eighteen celebrations][2] planned on
almost every inhabited continent. And online, people are showing
their love for GNU by embedding the [special 30th anniversary
badge][2] on their websites and [donating to support GNU's future

Please join us in the celebration: 

* [Watch the livestream from the Cambridge celebration][4] to see
   John Sullivan speak at 10am EDT (14:00 UTC) and Richard Stallman
   speak live at 5pm EDT (21:00 UTC) on Saturday, September 28.  
* Find the [celebration][2] nearest you.  
* Embed the [special 30th anniversary badge][2].  
* [Donate][3] to keep GNU going strong for another thirty years.  

Happy Hacking,  

The entire Free Software Foundation team  

[1]: https://gnu.org/gnu30/celebration
[2]: https://gnu.org/gnu30/
[3]: https://my.fsf.org/associate/support_freedom
[4]: http://live.fsf.org/gnu30.ogv "GNU 30th live streaming"
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