The Story of Linux: How Free Software Revolutionized The World

“(Linus Torvalds) he soon made a very important decision that would shape Linux’ future just as much as the technology. He chose the GPL license created by a visionary named Richard Stallman. The Linux kernal along with the GPL license and other GNU components revolutionized the computing industry with a few very simple yet very important freedoms.

1. The freedom to use the software for any purpose.
2. The freedom to change the software to suit your needs.
3. The freedom to share the software with your friends and neighbours (i.e. strangers)
4. The freedom to share the changes you make.”


The Story of Linux: Commemorating 20 Years of the Linux Operating