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From: D. E. Evans
Subject: www home.shtml
Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 16:20:51 +0000

CVSROOT:        /web/www
Module name:    www
Changes by:     D. E. Evans <sinuhe>    07/05/18 16:20:51

Modified files:
        .              : home.shtml 

Log message:
        Improve readability.  Use Multiview URLs for easy access of
        translations (which for some reason isn't being enforced).

CVSWeb URLs:
http://web.cvs.savannah.gnu.org/viewcvs/www/home.shtml?cvsroot=www&r1=1.151&r2=1.152

Patches:
Index: home.shtml
===================================================================
RCS file: /web/www/www/home.shtml,v
retrieving revision 1.151
retrieving revision 1.152
diff -u -b -r1.151 -r1.152
--- home.shtml  7 May 2007 22:10:27 -0000       1.151
+++ home.shtml  18 May 2007 16:20:45 -0000      1.152
@@ -1,11 +1,27 @@
 <!--#include virtual="/server/header.html" -->
 
-<title>The GNU Operating system - the GNU project - Free Software Foundation - 
Free as in Freedom - GNU/Linux</title>
-
-<meta http-equiv="Keywords" content="GNU, FSF, Free Software Foundation, 
Linux, Emacs, GCC, Unix, Free Software, Operating System, GNU Kernel, HURD, GNU 
HURD, Hurd" />
-<meta http-equiv="Description" content="Since 1983, developing the free Unix 
style operating system GNU, so that computer users can have the freedom to 
share and improve the software they use." />
-<link rel="alternate" title="What's New" 
href="http://www.gnu.org/rss/whatsnew.rss"; type="application/rss+xml" />
-<link rel="alternate" title="New Free Software" 
href="http://www.gnu.org/rss/quagga.rss"; type="application/rss+xml" />
+<title>
+The GNU Operating system - the GNU project - Free Software Foundation
+- Free as in Freedom - GNU/Linux
+</title>
+
+<meta http-equiv="Keywords" 
+      content="GNU, FSF, Free Software Foundation, Linux, Emacs,
+              GCC, Unix, Free Software, Operating System, 
+              GNU Kernel, HURD, GNU HURD, Hurd" />
+<meta http-equiv="Description" 
+      content="Since 1983, developing the free Unix style 
+              operating system GNU, so that computer users can
+              have the freedom to share and improve the software
+              they use." />
+<link rel="alternate" 
+      title="What's New" 
+      href="http://www.gnu.org/rss/whatsnew.rss"; 
+      type="application/rss+xml" />
+<link rel="alternate" 
+      title="New Free Software" 
+      href="http://www.gnu.org/rss/quagga.rss"; 
+      type="application/rss+xml" />
 
 <!--#include virtual="/server/banner.html" -->
 
@@ -19,61 +35,81 @@
 <!-- END FSFlinks -->
           
 <!-- BEGIN content -->
-<h2>The <acronym title="GNU's not Unix!">GNU</acronym> Operating System - <a 
href="/philosophy/philosophy.html">Free as in Freedom</a></h2>
+<h2>
+The <acronym title="GNU's not Unix!">GNU</acronym> Operating 
+System - <a href="/philosophy/philosophy">Free as in Freedom</a>
+</h2>
 
 <!-- a space for announcements - mattl -->
 <!-- <div class="announcement"></div>  --> 
                
 <h3>What is the <acronym>GNU</acronym> project?</h3>
                       
-<p>The <acronym>GNU</acronym> Project was launched in 1984 to develop a 
complete Unix-like operating system which is <a 
href="/philosophy/free-sw.html">free software</a>: 
-the <acronym>GNU</acronym> system. Variants of the <acronym>GNU</acronym> 
operating system, which use the kernel called Linux, are now widely used; 
though these systems are often referred to as &ldquo;Linux&rdquo;, they are 
more accurately called <a href="/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html">GNU/Linux systems</a>.
+<p>
+The <acronym>GNU</acronym> Project was launched in 1984
+to develop a complete Unix-like operating system which is
+<a href="/philosophy/free-sw">free software</a>: the
+<acronym>GNU</acronym> system. Variants of the <acronym>GNU</acronym>
+operating system, which use the kernel called Linux, are
+now widely used; though these systems are often referred to
+as &ldquo;Linux&rdquo;, they are more accurately called 
+<a href="/gnu/linux-and-gnu">GNU/Linux systems</a>.
 </p>
 
-<p><acronym>GNU</acronym> is a recursive acronym for &ldquo;GNU's Not
+<p>
+<acronym>GNU</acronym> is a recursive acronym for &ldquo;GNU's Not
 Unix&rdquo;; it is pronounced <em>guh-noo</em>, approximately like
-<em>canoe</em>.</p>
+<em>canoe</em>.
+</p>
 
 
 <h3>What is Free Software?</h3>
 
-<p>&ldquo;<a href="/philosophy/free-sw.html">Free software</a>&rdquo; is a 
matter of liberty, not price.
-To understand the concept, you should think of &ldquo;free&rdquo; as in 
-&ldquo;free speech&rdquo;, not as in
-&ldquo;free beer&rdquo;.</p>
+<p>
+&ldquo;<a href="/philosophy/free-sw">Free software</a>&rdquo; is
+a matter of liberty, not price.  To understand the concept, you
+should think of &ldquo;free&rdquo; as in &ldquo;free speech&rdquo;,
+not as in &ldquo;free beer&rdquo;.
+</p>
 
-<p>Free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy,
+<p>
+Free software is a matter of the users' freedom to run, copy,
 distribute, study, change and improve the software.  More precisely,
-it refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software:</p>
+it refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software:
+</p>
 
 <ul>
   <li>The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).</li>
-  <li>The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs
-      (freedom 1).   Access to the source code is a precondition for this.</li>
+  <li>The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to
+      your needs (freedom 1).   Access to the source code is a 
+      precondition for this.</li>
   <li>The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor
       (freedom 2).</li>
   <li>The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements
      to the public, so that the whole community benefits
-      (freedom 3).   Access to the source code is a precondition for this.</li>
+      (freedom 3).   Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
+  </li>
 </ul>
 
 <h3>What is the Free Software Foundation?</h3>
                 
-<p>The <a href="http://www.fsf.org";>Free Software Foundation</a>
+<p>
+The <a href="http://www.fsf.org";>Free Software Foundation</a>
 (<abbr title="Free Software Foundation">FSF</abbr>) is the principal
 organizational sponsor of the <acronym>GNU</acronym> Project.
-The <abbr>FSF</abbr> receives very little funding from corporations or
-grant-making foundations, but relies on support from individuals like
-you.
+The <abbr>FSF</abbr> receives very little funding from corporations
+or grant-making foundations, but relies on support from individuals
+like you.
 </p>
 
-<p>Please consider helping the <abbr>FSF</abbr> by
+<p>
+Please consider helping the <abbr>FSF</abbr> by
 <a href="http://member.fsf.org/";>becoming an associate member</a>, 
 <a href="http://order.fsf.org/";>buying manuals and gear</a> or by 
 <a href="http://donate.fsf.org/";>donating money</a>. 
 If you use Free Software in your business, you can also consider 
 <a href="http://patron.fsf.org/";>corporate patronage</a> or 
-<a href="http://www.gnu.org/order/deluxe.html";>a deluxe distribution of 
+<a href="http://www.gnu.org/order/deluxe";>a deluxe distribution of 
 <acronym>GNU</acronym> software</a> as a way to support
 the <abbr>FSF</abbr>.
 </p>
@@ -83,14 +119,14 @@
 the <abbr>FSF</abbr> to preserve, protect and promote the freedom to
 use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer software, and to
 defend the rights of Free Software users.  We support the
-<a href="/philosophy/basic-freedoms.html">freedoms of speech, 
+<a href="/philosophy/basic-freedoms">freedoms of speech, 
 press, and association</a> on the Internet, 
 <a href="http://www.eff.org/privnow/";>the right to use encryption 
 software for private communication</a>, 
-and the <a href="/philosophy/protecting.html">right to write software</a> 
+and the <a href="/philosophy/protecting">right to write software</a> 
 unimpeded by private monopolies.  You can also learn more about these
 issues in the book 
-<a href="/doc/book13.html">Free Software, Free Society</a>.
+<a href="/doc/book13">Free Software, Free Society</a>.
 </p>
                 
 <!--
@@ -104,12 +140,12 @@
 <h3>More information</h3>
 
 <ul class="translations-list">
-  <li><a href="/provide.html">What we provide</a></li>
-  <li><a href="/philosophy/philosophy.html">Why we exist</a></li>
-  <li><a href="/gnu/gnu-history.html">Where we are going</a></li>
-  <li><a href="/help/help.html">How you can help us get there</a></li>
-  <li><a href="/people/people.html">Who we are</a></li>
-  <li><a href="/testimonials/testimonials.html">What users think of 
+  <li><a href="/provide">What we provide</a></li>
+  <li><a href="/philosophy/philosophy">Why we exist</a></li>
+  <li><a href="/gnu/gnu-history">Where we are going</a></li>
+  <li><a href="/help/help">How you can help us get there</a></li>
+  <li><a href="/people/people">Who we are</a></li>
+  <li><a href="/testimonials/testimonials">What users think of 
       <acronym>GNU</acronym> software</a></li>
 </ul>
 <!-- END content -->
@@ -134,7 +170,7 @@
              
 <!-- 
    Please do not use anchor ids in this. They will be deleted and 
-   hrefs pointing at them will fail. Instead use /home.html#Flashes
+   hrefs pointing at them will fail. Instead use /home#Flashes
 -->
              
 <!-- 
@@ -145,8 +181,9 @@
                           
 <!--#include file="gnusflashes.include" -->
                 
-<p>For other news, as well as for items that used to be in this GNUs Flashes 
-section, see <a href="/server/whatsnew.html">What's New</a> 
+<p>
+For other news, as well as for items that used to be in this GNUs
+Flashes section, see <a href="/server/whatsnew">What's New</a>
 in and about the <acronym>GNU</acronym> Project.
 </p>
 </div>
@@ -158,57 +195,64 @@
                   
 <ul>
   <li><strong>GPLv3:</strong> 
-     <a href="/server/takeaction.html#gplv3">Participate</a> 
+     <a href="/server/takeaction#gplv3">Participate</a> 
      in the drafting of GPLv3.</li>
-  <li><strong>British citizens:</strong> <a
-  href="http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Open-IT-projects/#detail";>Sign this 
petition</a> to
-  require all British publicly funded software be free software. The
-  petition closes 22 July 2007.</li>
+  <li>
+    <strong>British citizens:</strong>
+    <a href="http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/Open-IT-projects/#detail";>Sign
+    this petition</a> to require all British publicly funded software
+    be free software. The petition closes 22 July 2007.
+  </li>
   <li><strong>Worldwide:</strong> 
-     <a href="/server/takeaction.html#doom">Sign the Doom community's
-     petition</a> to free the source code to the games Heretic and Hexen.</li>
+     <a href="/server/takeaction#doom">Sign the Doom community's
+     petition</a> to free the source code to the games Heretic and
+     Hexen.
+  </li>
   <li><strong>Priority projects:</strong>
-     <a href="http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/priority.html";>Contribute</a> 
+     <a href="http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/priority";>Contribute</a> 
      to these projects we are currently emphasizing: 
-     <a href="http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/";>Free software 3D video 
drivers</a>,
-     develop a free compatible client for Google Earth,
-     <a href="http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/free-bios.html";>Free BIOS</a>,
+     <a href="http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/";>Free software 3D video
+     drivers</a>, develop a free compatible client for Google Earth,
+     <a href="http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/free-bios";>Free BIOS</a>,
      <a href="http://xiph.org/";>Xiph.org and free Internet protocols</a>, 
-     <a href="http://sourceware.org/gdb/news/reversible.html";>reversible 
debugging for GDB</a>, and
-     <a href="http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash";>Gnash</a> 
(<acronym>GNU</acronym> Flash Player).</li>
+     <a href="http://sourceware.org/gdb/news/reversible";>reversible
+     debugging for GDB</a>, and
+     <a href="http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash";>Gnash</a>
+     (<acronym>GNU</acronym> Flash Player).</li>
   <li><strong>Long-term contribution:</strong>
-     <a href="/server/takeaction.html#gnustep">Please contribute</a>
-     as a user and developer to <a href="http://www.gnustep.org";>GNUstep</a>,
+     <a href="/server/takeaction#gnustep">Please contribute</a>
+     as a user and developer to
+     <a href="http://www.gnustep.org";>GNUstep</a>,
      a free object-oriented framework for application development.</li>
   <li><strong>US citizens:</strong> 
-     <a href="/server/takeaction.html#music-sharing">
+     <a href="/server/takeaction#music-sharing">
      Sign EFF's petition</a> in favor of music sharing.</li>
   <li><strong>US citizens:</strong> 
-      <a href="/server/takeaction.html#broadcast">Support Public Knowledge 
+      <a href="/server/takeaction#broadcast">Support Public Knowledge 
       against the "broadcast flag"</a></li>
   <li><strong>World wide:</strong> 
-      <a href="/server/takeaction.html#wipochange">Call 
+      <a href="/server/takeaction#wipochange">Call 
       on WIPO to change its name and mission</a>.</li>
   <li><strong>World wide:</strong>
-      <a href="/server/takeaction.html#wipo">Raise 
+      <a href="/server/takeaction#wipo">Raise 
       awareness of dangers of WIPO Broadcast Treaty</a>.
   </li>
   <li><strong>In Europe:</strong>
-      <a href="/server/takeaction.html#swpat">Fight against software
+      <a href="/server/takeaction#swpat">Fight against software
        patents</a>.</li>
   <li><strong>US citizens:</strong>
-      <a href="/server/takeaction.html#antidmca">Sign petitions against
+      <a href="/server/takeaction#antidmca">Sign petitions against
        software patents and the DMCA</a>.</li>
   <li><strong>Long-term contribution:</strong> 
-       <a href="/server/takeaction.html#unmaint">Take over an
+       <a href="/server/takeaction#unmaint">Take over an
        unmaintained <acronym>GNU</acronym> package:</a>
        <a href="/software/a2ps/">a2ps</a>, 
        <a href="/software/fontutils/">fontutils</a>.</li>
-  <li><a href="/server/takeaction.html#directory">Add to the Free Software 
+  <li><a href="/server/takeaction#directory">Add to the Free Software 
        Directory</a>.</li>
 </ul>
                 
-<p><a href="/server/takeaction.html#other">Other Action Items</a>
+<p><a href="/server/takeaction#other">Other Action Items</a>
 </p>
 </div>
 <!-- END TakeAction -->
@@ -231,12 +275,16 @@
    Voice: +1-617-542-5942, or Fax: +1-617-542-2652.
 </p>
       
-<p>Please send broken links and other web page suggestions to 
-   <a href="/people/webmeisters.html">The <acronym>GNU</acronym> 
Webmasters</a> at 
-   <a href="mailto:address@hidden";>address@hidden</a>, thank you.
+<p>
+  Please send broken links and other web page
+  suggestions to <a href="/people/webmeisters">The
+  <acronym>GNU</acronym> Webmasters</a> at
+  <a href="mailto:address@hidden";>address@hidden</a>,
+  thank you.
 </p>
        
-<p>Copyright &copy; 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 
+<p>
+  Copyright &copy; 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 
    2005, 2006, 2007
    <a href="http://www.fsf.org";>Free Software Foundation</a>, Inc., 
    51 Franklin St - Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA<br />
@@ -247,7 +295,7 @@
         
 <p>Updated:
    <!-- timestamp start -->
-   $Date: 2007/05/07 22:10:27 $
+   $Date: 2007/05/18 16:20:45 $
    <!-- timestamp end -->
 </p>
 </div>
@@ -255,7 +303,7 @@
 
 <!-- BEGIN TranslationList -->
 <div id="translations">
-<h4><a href="/server/standards/README.translations.html">Translations</a> 
+<h4><a href="/server/standards/README.translations">Translations</a> 
 of this page</h4>
 
 <!--#include file="translations.include" -->




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