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“Free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech,” not as in “free beer.” Free Software Foundation (www.fsf.org)
A brief history of open source software
|1980||Bill Gates rants about software copyrights.|
|1983||Richard Stallman responds with "free" software. The software is free to copy and is also free, as in freedom of thought and speech.|
|1991||Linus Torvalds builds a kernel, which he calls "linux", that enables the "free" software to run on a PC.|
|1993||Ian Murdoch creates the Debian distribution so that there is one place to get the "free" software.|
|1998||Christie Peterson coins the term "Open Source" to give all this a name.|
|2004||Mark Shuttleworth releases Ubuntu based on Debian.|
|2012||Ubuntu releases the Unity user interface on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, designed for desktops, mobiles, tablets, TV and in-vehicle entertainment.|
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