Introduction to GNU, Linux and Open Source

  • Posted on: 10 April 2020
  • By: dexter

What is Linux?

Linux is an operating system, core kernel or the actual operating system.  It was developed by Linus Torvalds. The first prototypes of Linux were publicly released later that year (1991) under the GNU General Public License, designed and drafted by  Richard Stallman commonly knows as RMS the free software guru.

What is Free Software?

The concept of free software was initalized by RMS back 1983 when he launched the GNU Project to create a Unix-like computer operating system.
He also launched the free software movement, which gives a person to right to use, modify, and distribute free software.

What is OpenSource?

Refers to something people can modify and share because its design is publicly accessible and they are allowed to do that legally.  Open source software follows the similar concept and allows the above to be applied on a software.

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