Overview: GNU Project was launched in 1984 to develop a complete Unix-like operating system called the GNU system, which is "free software." Free software terms permit the user to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. (GNU is a recursive acronym for "GNU's Not Unix" and is pronounced "guh-NEW".) Variants of the GNU operating system, which use the kernel Linux, are now widely used; though these systems are often referred to as "Linux", the GNU Project would prefer that they be called GNU/Linux systems. The GNU Project's primary sponsor is the Free Software Foundation (FSF), whose stated mission is to preserve, protect and promote the freedom to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer software, and to defend the rights of Free Software users.
Specifications: Available at: http://www.gnu.org/manual/manual.html
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Current Status: Active
Last Updated: October 1, 2013