Here are links to websites of interesting organizations.
The GNU Project is an effort by the
Free Software Foundation to create an
entirely free operating system. To this purpose they have developed a whole range of
software utilities, and they are currently working on a Mach kernel named HURD to complete
the operating system.
Another implementation of the GNU system is already operational and uses the Linux kernel instead.
One such Linux distribution is
Debian GNU/Linux. Contrary to other distributions, Debian
is a non-commercial Linux distribution: The Debian Project is a volunteer effort by over
600 people all around the world, which I am part of as well.
As The Debian Project does not have to be commercially successful, they can focus purely on the technical part of the distribution, and I believe that because of this it is (while perhaps not the most friendly distribution to inexperienced users) by far the best Linux distribution around. To quote Alan Cox (Linux kernel developer and RedHat employee):
Supporting the IBM PS/2 machines is
commercially impractical and has no business case. Red Hat won't install on a PS/2 machine. Debian
has different constraints and guess what - Debian installs beautifully on a PS/2.
Some other (unrelated) linksCrane repair www.cranerepair.be
My other web space www.xs4all.be/~mechanix
or with another name www.evonet.be/~mechanix
or this one, with another name www.evonet.be/~filipvr
Debian things people.debian.org/~mechanix
A place where I provide a rudimentary metacity theme: homedir on slider.rack66.net
I have a weblog there too, in which I write about motorcycles, software (including PDF things and SIP) and other items.