Richard Stallman


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Richard Matthew Stallman
Birthday
BirthplaceNew York City, United States
NationalityAmerican
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President of the Free Software Foundation
Known for Free software movement, GNU, Emacs, GCC

Richard Stallman

(person)
Richard M. Stallman. Founder of the GNU project. He resigned from the AI lab at MIT so he would be free to produce free software which he could then distribute on his own terms. He went on to establish the Free Software Foundation to support the production of free software and ensure its free distribution.

E-mail: <rms@gnu.ai.mit.edu>.
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Richard Stallman defined FOSS as free software with freedom and Free Software Foundation (FSF) defined FOSS as free access to the use of software as well as the opportunities and freedom to study, modify, extend, and distribute the source code.
But Richard Stallman left MIT, started GNU project, and launched Free Software Foundation (FSF).
It corrects comments made in the first edition with revisions by Richard Stallman himself, follows its own advocacy for freedom in asking for "changes and contributions from any reader wishing to improve the text.
Richard Stallman is the primary author of the GPL: "Stallman remains the GPL's author, with as much right to preserve its integrity as a work representative of his intentions as any other author.
88) Richard Stallman created the GPL in the 1980s in order to cover his GNU's Not Unix (GNU) Project to develop a free Unix clone operating system.
Richard Stallman is an icon of the Free Software Movement, and the founder of the GNU Project, launched in 1984 to develop the free software operating system GNU.
Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation, fears the deal is based on the proverb that 'my enemy's enemy is my friend' - in other words, open source software.
While Richard Stallman, the founder of the GNU project and the president of the FSF (Free Software Foundation), does believe that software should not have owners, the free software definition clearly states: "Free software is a matter of liberty, not price.
This condition, which ironically draws on copyright legislation to enforce, was first devised by the free-software pioneer Richard Stallman.
IN a scenario worthy of Star Wars, though, the rebels started to fight back around the mid-Eighties, starting with the unlikeliest-looking Jedi Knight, Richard Stallman.
It also came under assault by the movement for free software, a crusade launched against the computer industry bureaucracy in 1984 by programmer Richard Stallman.
At the festival, homage was paid to Westinghouse, Tesla, and Nunn and to three current tech visionaries: Richard Stallman (father of Gnu/Linux), John Perry Barlow (cofounder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation), and Raymond Kurzweil (inventor of speech recognition, music synthesis, and reading technology).