GNU (GNU's Not Unix)

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"GNU" is a recursive acronym for "GNU's not Unix". The acronym is used to refer to a number of projects developed by the Free Software Foundation (FSF):

"Free" in GNU-speak does not necessarily mean "gratis". GNU-based and/or licenced software can be sold. Rather it means "open". GNU software and documentation can be modified, redistributed, sold, or given away on condition that subsequent users receive the same right to modify, repackage, redistribute, sell, or give the software away as well.

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