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GNU was established in 1983 as the Free Software Foundation's project to provide a freely distributable alternative to Unix. Its name was given the backronym: "GNU's Not Unix!"[1]

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The GNU Manifesto was published in the March 1985 issue of Dr. Dobb's Journal but the GNU project started a year and a half earlier when Richard Stallman was trying to get funding to work on his freely distributable editor, Emacs.[1]

Emacs and the GNU C compiler, GCC, two tools designed for this project, have become very popular. GNU software is available from many GNU archive sites.[1]

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