[ubuntu-za] Fwd: GNU turn thirty!

Jan Greeff jan at verslank.net
Sat Sep 28 09:40:25 UTC 2013

Great Wesley, thanks. But why the "Happy hacking" greeting at the end? 
In my limited perception, hacking is a very negative connotation.

Kind regards,


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

[4]:http://live.fsf.org/gnu30.ogv  "GNU 30th live streaming"

On 28/09/2013 08:21, Wesley Werner wrote:
> Hello all.
> I'd like to share some happy news with you fine folk.
> Enyoy!
> Wesley

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