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Why Free Software Is More Important Now Than Ever Before

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Free Software Foundation

The plan for the GNU operating system was publicly announced on September 27, 1983.

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It is now 30 years since I launched the campaign for freedom in computing, that is, for software to be free or "libre" (we use that word to emphasize that we're talking about freedom, not price).

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