Free software isn't simply a pastime for programmers; it's a
productive contributor to people and businesses all over the world.
From ornamental ribbon makers, to scientific researchers, free
software aids hundreds of thousands of people in their everyday work.
Its development continues at blazing speed to fill the insatiable
needs of users in all types of applications.
The GNU Project has been a major influence on free software
development for more than a decade, creating a myriad of important
tools such as robust compilers, powerful text editors, and even a
fully functional operating system. The project was started in 1984 by
MIT programmer Richard Stallman to create a free, Unix-like operating
environment. Since then, thousands of programmers have joined in the
effort to produce free, high quality software which is accessible to
These testimonials challenge the misconceptions that free software is
impractical, unreliable, and unsupported.
If you have a testimonial to make about free software, we'd like hear
about it and add it to this page. Longer, detailed testimonials are
much more useful than short testimonials. You can email your
testimonials to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.