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“Hi, Molly. What is the meaning of ‘GNU’ as in ‘The GNU Public License’?”

Mike C. - Anaheim, CA

Hi Mike,

The term GNU is a recursive acronym for “GNU’s Not Unix”. It is pronounced “g-noo”. The GNU project started in 1984 to develop a free Unix like operating system.

The GNU Software License is for software that the user is free to run, copy, distribute, change and improve.

Hope this helps!

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