The GNU Manifesto
was written by Richard Stallman
as an explanation and definition of the goals of the GNU
project. It is regarded by many in the Free software movement
as a fundamental philosophical source. The full text is included with GNU software such as Emacs
and the Debian GNU/Linux
distribution, and is available on the web at http://www.gnu.org/gnu/manifesto.html
. It was last updated in 1993.