[ GNU 30th Anniversary Banner ]

Celebrate with us

Thirty years ago this month, the GNU system announcement sparked a conversation that has grown into the global free software movement. Now we invite you to join the GNU community in celebrating this important occasion, and creating a future where GNU is stronger than ever.

Get started by taking action with GNU-a-Day, signing up for updates or exploring the celebration events around the world.

Sign up for updates

We will not publish or share your information with any party outside the FSF. See our privacy policy for more information.

Celebration and Hackathon

September 28 and 29 at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Join us to celebrate the GNU Project's world-altering accomplishments with cake and coding. The 30th anniversary hackathon will focus on important needs for free software in today's Web-based world. Featuring remarks from GNU founder Richard Stallman.

Learn more and register!

Share GNU

[ GNU 30 badge ]

Embed this image on your Web page or blog.

<a href="https://gnu.org/gnu30"><img src="https://static.fsf.org/nosvn/misc/GNU_30th_badge.png" alt="[ Celebrate 30 years of GNU! ]" /></a>

Support GNU

Donate to the Free Software Foundation, which sponsors the GNU project.

[ Donate to the FSF ]


Celebrate GNU's 30th anniversary with GNU-a-Day, 30 software freedom actions you can take in the month of September. Click here for more GNU-a-Days.

Day 22: Avoid surveillance by switching to Thunderbird and Enigmail.

Day 23: Watch Stephen Fry's "Happy birthday to GNU" video.

Day 24: Support standards and interoperability by adding a line to your email signature requesting people send you documents in free formats.

Day 25: Want to learn more about important issues in free software? Watch videos from LibrePlanet 2013 on our GNU MediaGoblin instance. Bonus points: sign up for announcements for LibrePlanet 2014.

Day 26: Stay in touch with your friends without sacrificing privacy or security by joining a federated social networking site like GNU social or Diaspora.

Day 27: Read our DRM FAQ and make sure your next media purchase isn't encumbered by digital restrictions.

Day 28: Read a chapter from Free as in Freedom and share it with your friends.

Day 29: Show your support for free software by putting a GNU sticker on your laptop. Get them from the GNU Press store or print them out yourself.

Day 30: Enthusiastic about free software? Know HTML? Volunteer as a GNU webmaster.

The GNU 30th banner (svg version) and badge (svg version) are licensed under CC-BY-SA 2.0. © 2013 Free Software Foundation.

 [FSF logo] “Our mission is to preserve, protect and promote the freedom to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer software, and to defend the rights of Free Software users.”

The Free Software Foundation is the principal organizational sponsor of the GNU Operating System. Support GNU and the FSF by buying manuals and gear, joining the FSF as an associate member, or making a donation, either directly to the FSF or via Flattr.

back to top