- In 1984 Richard Stallman started the GNU project to build complete free operating system.
- As it was a voluntary project, he chose Unix as a model so coordination of contributors would be easier.
- Stallman wrote Emacs, GCC and GDB as a foundation
- Many volunteers contributed GPLd rewrites of Unix utilities (make, vi, sed, awk, etc.)
- Most of the GNU project was done by 1992 - last thing missing: a kernel
- FSF started work on The Hurd, a micro-kernel architecture based on Mach kernel
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