History of Free Software movement

Free Software Activist

CPython Core developer

Director, Python Software Foundation

Fedora Cloud Engineer

Who am I?

What is Free Software?

Let us look at 1950s

Access to computers—and anything which might teach you something about the way the world works—should be unlimited and total.
Always yield to the Hands-On Imperative!

Hacker Ethic

All information should be free.

Hackers should be judged by their hacking, not bogus criteria such as degrees, age, race, or position.


Story of chess


Let us go to 1970s

carriage return

as passwords





Symbolics and LMI

The change in the Software World

Story of a Printer

GNU & the FSF

Cygnus, Your GNU Support

Michael Tiemann

The Story of the Kernel

Red Hat Linux distribution


1994 Mark Ewing

Bob Young’s ACC Corporation


August 11, 1999, Red Hat went public


In November, acquired Cygnus


And the story continues ...



History of Free Software movement

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History of Free Software movement

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