[sf-lug] [Fwd: [FSF] Stephen Fry wishes GNU a Happy 25th Birthday]

jim jim at well.com
Tue Sep 2 15:50:47 PDT 2008

The GNU operating system is turning 25 this year, and the Free Software
Foundation (FSF) has kicked off its month-long celebration of the anniversary
by releasing "Happy Birthday to GNU," a short film featuring the English
humorist, actor, novelist and filmmaker Stephen Fry.

In the five-minute film, Fry compares the free software operating system to
"good science" and contrasts it with the "kind of tyranny" imposed by the
proprietary software produced by companies like Microsoft and Apple that it
replaces. He encourages people to use free GNU/Linux distributions like
gNewSense (<http://gnewsense.org>) and free software generally, for freedom's

Help us kick off this celebration of the GNU anniversary:

 * Watch the video at:
 * Digg the story about the video at:
 * Blog and share the video -- you can use the images and files at:

You can read the full press release at <http://www.fsf.org/news/freedom-fry/>.

Thanks, Stephen! And Happy Birthday, GNU.

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