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FSF: Stallman Calls for Action on Free BIOS

Feb 28, 2005, 15:00 (30 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Richard M. Stallman)

"In 1984 the GNU Project set out to make it possible to operate a computer in freedom--to operate it without any non-free software that would deny the user's freedom.

"At the time, the obstacle to this was simply the operating system. A computer won't run without an operating system, but all the modern operating systems of 1983 were proprietary, user-subjugating software. There was no way to use modern computers in freedom. So we launched a campaign to change the situation by developing a free software operating system, called GNU..."

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