GNU.Support Program to Build the GNU Operating System

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GNU.Support

GNU.Support is a program to build a GNU Operating System so that GNU users may understand and learn about free software.

The program is supporting users to obtain the GNU Operating System. It is not an operating system in itself, and does not provide binaries. Yet it is supporting the users to obtain the GNU software sources to build the system on their own.

GNU is Not Unix!

GNU is an operating system that consists solely of free software that everybody can obtain, copy, modify, and release, even sell, provided that same rights and freedom is protected in the future for others.

There are many different versions of GNU operating system that everybody has access to and may freely download them. The full operating system and its software is licensed in such a manner that you gain four basic freedoms.

The four basic freedoms are the freedom to run the software as you wish, the freedom zero, then the freedom to study, inspect, analyze, and adapt the software as you wish, as the freedom one, then the freedom to distribute copies of software to help other people and freedom to improve or modify the program and to release such modifications as well. Everybody is benefiting.

This is kind of software that is not going to remind you that you have not purchased the license, or that your license key is expiring. Forget about that.

GNU Operating System

This website is about teaching how to install the GNU Operating System on your own.

The purpose of this website is to provide a simple program that may help you to obtain some most important GNU software, so that the whole operating system may be built, and that should fit on 32 gigabytes memory stick or USB stick, so that it can be boostraped on your computer or on remote servers.

Postulates

  1. GNU is Not Unix! This is the primary postulate.

  2. The name of the this version of GNU operating system will be GNU.Support Operating System

  3. We will teach users to become programmers.

  4. We are going to use Skarnet S6 software for init and supervision of the GNU operating system. It implies, that system is without SystemD, and thus care free.

  5. We are going to implement the slashpackage hierarchy by D.J. Bernstein, for which we need to implement either GNU Stow or some similar program.

  6. There will be an option to use GNU Stow, and not by default. This is to make the system compatible to variety of software.

  7. The system will be built from source, and will not be offered as binary distribution, in fact, it is not a distribution at all. This postulate may change in the future.

  8. We will use GNU Linux-libre kernel

  9. We will follow the Free System Distribution Guidelines (GNU FSDG) even though this is not going to be a distribution at all.

  10. By all means we will strive to support GNU Operating System

  11. We will include the GNU Software as many as possible

  12. We are not going to follow corporate rules and policies such as "Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS)" or POSIX

System is functional

That system is functional you can see on this picture.

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This page is written in Org mode

Org mode is one of features of our Reach, Connect, Deliver Website Revision System, or shortly RCD WRS. It was a matter of few minutes, to add the new page type to be Org type, and instead of the standard markdown to process pages, I have added as small Lisp program as pre-processor, that is invoking Emacs to process Org files into markdown, and then the markdown to html.

I recommend reading about website revision system on the GNU website.

Websites we like

Free Software Supporters

  1. Onpon's Shelf

Free Cultural Works

  1. Free Cultural Works

Encryption and Privacy

  1. Schneier on Security

More from GNU.Support

We are to use following software:

  1. GNU Emacs
  2. StumpWM
  3. ROX Filer
  4. Midnight Commander

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