The GNU Project (/ɡnuː/ (listen)) is a free software, mass collaboration project announced by Richard Stallman on September 27, 1983. Its goal is to give computer users freedom and control in their use of their computers and computing devices by collaboratively developing and publishing software that gives everyone the rights to freely run the software, copy and distribute it, study it, and modify it. GNU software grants these rights in its license. In order to ensure that the entire software of a computer grants its users all freedom rights (use, share, study, modify), even the most fundamental and important part, the operating system (including all its numerous utility programs) needed to be free software. According to its manifesto, the founding goal of the project was to build a free operating system, and if possible, "everything useful that normally comes with a Unix system so that one could get along without any software that is not free." Stallman decided to call this operating system GNU (a recursive acronym meaning "GNU's not Unix!"), basing its design on that of Unix, a proprietary operating system. Development was initiated in January 1984. In 1991, the Linux kernel appeared, developed outside the GNU project by Linus Torvalds, and in December 1992 it was made available under version 2 of the GNU General Public License. Combined with the operating system utilities already developed by the GNU project, it allowed for the first operating system that was free software, commonly known as Linux. More information...

According to PR-model, is ranked 1,475th in multilingual Wikipedia, in particular this website is ranked 1,188th in English Wikipedia.

The website is placed before and after in the BestRef global ranking of the most important sources of Wikipedia.

PR-model F-model AR-model
1,475th place
1,970th place
983rd place
1,188th place
2,514th place
1,026th place
976th place
2,228th place
791st place
1,236th place
2,002nd place
908th place
1,148th place
751st place
628th place
1,349th place
1,779th place
761st place
1,684th place
1,072nd place
861st place
1,172nd place
1,623rd place
617th place
1,365th place
1,135th place
633rd place
828th place
2,468th place
728th place
1,220th place
1,785th place
893rd place
463rd place
436th place
434th place
1,727th place
956th place
732nd place
3,289th place
864th place
570th place
2,125th place
1,531st place
1,110th place
1,926th place
1,761st place
1,138th place
4,979th place
1,997th place
1,015th place
1,629th place
1,329th place
875th place
2,587th place
1,393rd place
759th place
2,054th place
1,170th place
1,310th place
1,977th place
1,707th place
1,065th place
1,741st place
1,899th place
900th place
3,163rd place
2,961st place
1,302nd place
2,711th place
1,512th place
782nd place
933rd place
1,119th place
805th place
598th place
1,339th place
892nd place