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Revolution OS

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Promotional poster for two disc edition of Revolution OS

Revolution OS is a documentary which traces the history of GNU, Linux, Free Software and the Open Source movement. It also mentions BSD (Berkeley Unix) as another free operating system under developement. It features several interviews with prominent hackers, including Linus Torvalds, Richard M Stallman, Eric S. Raymond, Brian Behlendorf and Bruce Perens. It was directed by J.T.S. Moore.

The film appeared in several film festivals including South By Southwest Film Festival, the Atlanta Film & Video Festival, Boston Film Festival, and Denver International Film Festival; it won Best Documentary at both the Savannah Film & Video Festival and the Kudzu Film Festival.

The second DVD of the two-disc special edition, created by ThinkGeek, contains uncut versions of the interviews.

A write-in campaign to Wonderview Productions, copyright holders of Revolution OS, to get them to donate the uncut interviews to Archive.org is underway.

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