How was this project born?

Trisquel is an open project set in motion within the University of Vigo in Spain, of which later became independent to be maintained by a volunteer community. The project was born out of the necessity to create an educational operating system with Galician language support, but its scope rapidly grew towards offering a fully free operating system for international use. It was officially presented on April 2005 with the presence and support of Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation.