The Free Software Song

This song was composed by Richard Stallman at a science fiction convention  early in 1991. He chose Sadi Moma as the tune because he felt it was “not too fast or complicated” and was “easy to sing.” The writing of the song is another wonderful story which you can read from here. Even GNU (as always) claims no copyright on this song.

[To the melody of Sadi Moma:]

Join us now and share the software;
You’ll be free, hackers, you’ll be free.
x2

Hoarders may get piles of money,
That is true, hackers, that is true.
But they cannot help their neighbors;
That’s not good, hackers, that’s not good.

When we have enough free software
At our call, hackers, at our call,
We’ll throw out those dirty licenses
Ever more, hackers, ever more.

Join us now and share the software;
You’ll be free, hackers, you’ll be free.
x2

This song is therefore the symbol of freedom and should be known by everyone who support the free software movement. So, its time to be a good neighbor.

Get Ubuntu cds free of cost

Do you have a slow internet connection? Cannot download the Ubuntu image, don’t worry!! You can get an Ubuntu cd delivered to your doorstep absolutely free of cost (and yes, no shipping charge and no cd cost too)!! This is probably one of the reasons Ubuntu is the mostly used GNU/Linux distro.

Ubuntu free CD

An Ubuntu free CD

So what should you do to get a free cd?

1. Go to shipit.ubuntu.com

2. Click on Request a cd of Ubuntu desktop edition or server edition.

3. To get your free cd, you need to have a launchpad account. If you have one, just enter the required information and proceed. If you don’t have one, follow the steps given to create one and then login using that account.

4. Enter your name, address and required information correctly and request for a cd. Normally, it takes about 3 weeks to get a cd, depending upon your location.

You may even order order cds in bulk by clicking on the special request button. Then specify the number of cds and state the reason why you want to. But remember, use this service with responsibility. All of your cd request may not be fulfilled (it depends upon your purpose). If you are a teacher, wishing to distribute cds to your students, more cd request may be fulfilled. If you do it just for fun, the request may not be accepted at all.

You can order free Kubuntu (Ubuntu on KDE) at shipit.kubuntu.org and Edubuntu (Ubuntu for education) at shipit.edubuntu.org

Funny GNU/Linux

Here are some really funny pictures I found while browsing the web. Have a look and please express your views.

1.

Linux jedi

Linux jedi

2.

This one's really funny.

This one's really funny.

3.

Super penguin

Super penguin

4.

Sandwich, anyone?

Sandwich, anyone?

5.

Really funny

Really funny