Why did you choose GnuBand.org as domain?
Thanks for the question! ;-)
GnuBand is evidently composed of two words: “Gnu” and “Band”.
“Gnu” is there because I love the GNU philosophy. “GNU” is a recursive acronym for “GNU’s Not Unix” and it is born in 1983 from the idea of Richard Stallman of creating a Free Software operating system. The GNU movement has evolved into becoming one of the most vibrant community fighting for Freedom of communication, information and technology.
From the Free Software definition:
Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of
free as in
free speech, not as in
The GNU philosophy is all about sharing knowledge and I totally believe that sharing is the only possible way to improve our world.
“Band” is there because I had to add something to “Gnu” ;-)
Beside jokes, to “band” means to “unite” and I believe that by uniting all the gnus (people who support the Gnu philosophy) we will be able to achieve great results in sharing knowledge and basically producing a better world. Uniting all the contributions, small or large as they can be.
And of course a “band” is a group of musicians playing together. So I hope you appreciate the very header I designed: a band of Gnus playing together with different instruments but all towards the same worthy goal: sharing knowledge.
[The small Tux penguin, symbol of the GNU/Linux operating system, is there to visually remind that GNU/Linux, although a great operating system, is just a small portion of the entire GNU philosophy]
Enjoy the music! And please don’t be afraid to join the band, all contributions are really welcome!