The Free Software Foundation's birthday wishes for the GPL

Twenty years on, the GNU Public License is the most popular free software
license. And 25 years on, the GNU operating system has surpassed the old
Unix world in popularity. The GNU operating system/Linux kernel combination
has proved a powerful one-two punch, relegating all other 'nixes to the
status of niche.

Today, the Linux kernel is the most well-known GPL-licensed project, but
it's about to be joined by a completed OpenJDK, if the stars align this
year. We asked software luminaries for their thoughts on the 20th
anniversary of the GPL's creation and the 25th birthday of the GNU operating

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