I personally have contributed thousands of unpaid hours developing GPL-licensed software, which is my way of repaying everyone else who has developed Free software.
On the other hand, we haven't come as far as one might wish. My everyday computer doesn't function as well without proprietary drivers, and many devices that should be general purpose computers don't ship in a mode that allows their owners to install the software of their choice. Careful choices are still necessary when buying hardware, particularly if you insist on an operating system that consists only of Free software.
Here's hoping that the next 30 years bring more gains for Free
software and the GNU system. Either way, we'll still be here.
Entry first conceived on 30 September 2013, 14:19 UTC, last modified on 16 October 2013, 14:35 UTC