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<h2>The GNU Operating System</h2>

<ul>
  <li><a href="/gnu/about-gnu.html">About the GNU Operating System</a></li>
  <li><a href="/gnu/gnu-history.html">A historical overview of GNU</a></li>
  <li><a href="/gnu/thegnuproject.html">A more detailed history of GNU</a></li>
  <li><a href="/gnu/initial-announcement.html">The initial announcement</a>
      of the project</li>
  <li><a href="/gnu/manifesto.html">The GNU Manifesto</a></li>
  <li><a href="/gnu/byte-interview.html">BYTE interview with Richard
      Stallman</a> (1986)</li>
  <li><a href="/gnu/rms-lisp.html">My Lisp Experiences and the
       Development of GNU Emacs</a> (by Richard Stallman)</li>
  <li><a href="http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=950DEFDE123AF932A25752C0A96F948260&sec=&spon=&pagewanted=1">     
      One Man's Fight for Free Software</a>, an article about Richard
      Stallman and the early GNU development, published at <cite>The
      New York Times</cite> on January 11, 1989. One problem with the
      article is that it uses the propaganda term “intellectual
      property” as if that referred to something coherent.  The
      term is such a confusion that talking about it <a
      href="/philosophy/not-ipr.html">makes no sense</a>. The article
      is also somewhat confused in regard to Symbolics.  What Stallman
      did, while still working at MIT, was to write, independently,
      replacement improvements comparable to the improvements that
      Symbolics made in its version of the MIT Lisp Machine
      System.</li>
  <li><a href="/philosophy/15-years-of-free-software.html">15 Years
       of Free Software</a> (1999)</li>
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<h3><a id="gnulinux"></a>GNU and Linux</h3>

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  <li><a href="/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html">The href="/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html">Linux and the GNU System</a><br />
      The relationship between GNU and
      Linux</a></li> Linux</li>
  <li><a href="/gnu/why-gnu-linux.html">Why the ‘Linux
      system’ should be called GNU/Linux</a></li>
  <li><a href="/gnu/gnu-users-never-heard-of-gnu.html">GNU Users Who
      Have Never Heard of GNU</a></li>
  <li><a href="/gnu/gnu-linux-faq.html">A GNU/Linux FAQ</a></li>
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<h3><a id="misc"></a>Other GNU-related resources</h3>

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  <li><a href="http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group_list">GNU/Linux,
      GNU/Hurd, and free software user groups</a></li>
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