I was just thinking
Mountain Moodle Moot Session Resources
May 32, 2012
The name “GNU” is a recursive acronym for “GNU's Not Unix!”. "GNU" is pronounced g'noo, as one syllable, like saying "grew" but replacing the r with n.
“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 is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software:
When times are tough iT purchasers reduce their spending, by cancelling or postponing investments until the economic climate improves. A simple survival strategy for those who use and buy iT but a portent of doom for those who make, sell and run iT. However, when the flow of new sales dries up, iT vendors have a powerful tool in their armoury – they can stimulate their turgid revenue streams by setting a ‘sunset ’ date: withdrawing support for older products, squeezing their installed userbase of customers into spending money in hard times.