Stephen Fry celebrates GNU’s 25th birthday

Now this is a slightly unexpected, yet nevertheless entirely awesome, bit of news. Stephen Fry, famous British comedian of Fry & Laurie fame (that’s Hugh Laurie, the actor who plays Dr. House on House), has released a celebratory message to GNU on its 25th anniversary. It contains a good bit of background on GNU and Linux, though nothing that should be new to you if you’ve been involved in the Free Software community for awhile.

Still, it’s a nice video, and it’s cool to see someone so, well, famous extolling the virtues of Free Software. Check it out! Unfortunately, it’ll work a lot better in the United Kingdom than here in the United States, since they actually know who he is. We just need to get an American equivalent to tape something equally praising of GNU/Linux. How about … Scarlett Johannson?

6 Responses to “Stephen Fry celebrates GNU’s 25th birthday”

  1. Matt Lee Says:

    I’ll speak to her people in the morning.

  2. William (green) Says:

    I’m going to chime in my “Who’s that?” before I look her up on Wikipedia.

    Who’s that?

    Post-WP: Still haven’t heard of her before, but I guess now I know vaguely who she is?

  3. Cyde Weys Says:

    How the hell could you not know how Scarlett Johannson is?! She’s only one of the hottest Hollywood actresses. Some people.

  4. Cyde Weys Says:

    How the hell could you not know who Scarlett Johannson is?! She’s only one of the hottest Hollywood actresses. Some people.

  5. Ed Says:

    She’s some image on some movies… Some people even say she’s a real person, but surely the “persons” on her movies have very little to do with who she really is, since she´s an actress.
    Anyway, even just by looking at her image I can see that she´s no match for my wife.

    Happy birthday GNU!!!
    Let your horns keep on growing and sticking themselves deeply onto lots of corporative asses.

  6. Gregory Maxwell Says:

    I think your blog ate my post… :( but the main thrust of it was “Who is Scarlett Johannson?”