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Free Software: an Overview
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From Free Software to Free Software

1960s Software is Free, although the expression doesn't exist yet.
1969 Unbundling of hardware and software (and services) pricing by IBM, under the threat of an antitrust lawsuit.
1976 An Open Letter to Hobbyists, Bill Gates: most of you steal your software. Hardware must be paid for, but software is something to share. Who cares if the people who worked on it get paid ?
1980s Software becomes more and more proprietary.
1984 GNU project.
1991 Linux.
1993 Debian GNU/Linux
1998 Open Source Initiative.

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