Eric Harrison Multnomah Education Service District Free Software: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow 1st, a few definitions GNU: Gnu's Not Unix. A project to create a free version of Unix. Also spawned the GNU Public License (often refered to as copyleft).
Like IBM's mainframe monopoly of yore, the current proprietary monopolies will be torn apart in three stages:
“First they laugh at you, then they fear you, then they fight you, then
you win.” -Ghandi
In the last ten years, Linux has gone from an academic toy to heir to the server throne:
Microsoft has a 90% share of the desktop, that ain't going away soon. Right?