GNU definition body, project
/g*noo/ 1. A recursive acronym
: "GNU's Not Unix!". The Free Software Foundation
's project to provide a freely distributable replacement for Unix
. 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
and the GNU C
, two tools designed for this project, have become very popular. GNU software is available from many GNU archive sites.
See also Hurd
2. John Gilmore.