Gnu

1992 EF2. Discovered 1992 Mar. 5 by the Spacewatch at Kitt Peak.

GNU is the recursive acronym for "GNU is not Unix". The GNU project was created by Richard Stallman's {see planet (9882)} Free Software Foundation in 1984. It enabled computer programmers to trade and improve on each others' ideas freely. Linux {see planet (9885)} and academic computing owe much of their functionality to the firm foundations of GNU software. (M 41571)

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