Tribute to Free Software

From: “Harley D. Eades III”
Subject: Tribute to freedom.
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 2003 23:45:42 -0500


One late rainy night I had an idea. There is a hill on IL route 29 in Peoria IL, that people climb and write a small message across for everyone to view from afar. What would be better than spreading my two most favorite words across this hill? So we set out with a little over 200 garbage bags and nearly 400 nails. 12:30am and rainy so you can figure that a hill of that size is going to be slippery (lol). Nearly falling downhill with every step, we start building each letter. At around 2:30am we have finished, and now the sun will rise over a hill which spreads the words Free Software to every person that passes by. This is by far a very small non-complex hack but I believe it is a hack in itself. This is a tribute to Free Software [and the GNU Project].

Happy Hacking

Harley D. Eades III
FSF Associate Member
 [Photo: 'Free Software', written in large white letters
          on a mountain side]