Happy Republic Day! Linux 2.2.0 released

In a timing coincidence, the latest Linux 2.2.0 was released on the eve of India's Republic day!

Our thoughts turn to-day to that glorious hour on January 26, 1950 when the Indian nation gave to itself a Constitution. In an exquisite balance of various streams of ideas and in language that is poetical, the Preamble to the Constitution pledged to secure for our people "justice, social, economic and political; liberty of thought, expression, belief, faith and worship; equality of status and opportunity, and to promote among them all fraternity assuring the dignity of the individual and the unity of the Nation."
Quote from the President's Address to the Nation on the eve of Republic Day

Linux is being seen by many as part of a social movement for independance and freedom in computing expression. One recent article talking about Linux and Ethnodiversity talks not only about language and localization issues presented by centralized propriatary models, but also about the freedoms inherent in the Free Software movement.

Other articles talk about Development, Ethical Trading, and Free Software, or my own articles linking Free Software with the Cooperative movement and the Green movement.

Freedom is in my thoughts.

Happy Republic Day!

Note: links updated May 20, 2002