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About Richard Stallman
Richard Matthew Stallman, also popularly referred to by his initials RMS, is a programmer and an advocate for the free software movement. A graduate of Harvard University, where he received an undergraduate degree in physics, Stallman joined the community of hackers in his first year.
He created the GNU Project, a free computer operating system, in 1983. Because of his passion for ensuring that software users get full access to programs without restrictions, he founded the Free Software Foundation in 1985.
He has Jewish ancestry. He speaks fluent Spanish and French besides English. He also identifies as an atheist.
He has received awards such as the Grace Murray Hopper Award, Yuri Rubinsky Memorial Award and the Pioneer Award.
He also has honorary doctorates from the likes of Concordia University, University of Glasgow, Lakehead University and the National University of Cordoba.
After being accused of condoning underage prostitution because of comments he made about the scandal involving Jeffrey Epstein, he stepped down from his position as the Free Software Foundation President.
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Free software is software that respects your freedom and the social solidarity of your community. So it's free as in freedom.Richard Stallman
If ebooks mean that readers' freedom must either increase or decrease, we must demand the increase.Richard Stallman
In the free/libre software movement, we develop software that respects users' freedom, so we and you can escape from software that doesn't.Richard Stallman
In the US, you even lose legal rights if you store your data in a company's machines instead of your own. The police need to present you with a search warrant to get your data from you but if they are stored in a company's server, the police can get it without showing you anything.Richard Stallman
Sharing is good, and with digital technology, sharing is easy.Richard Stallman
Value your freedom or you will lose it, teaches history. 'Don't bother us with politics', respond those who don't want to learn.Richard Stallman
When I launched the development of the GNU system, I explicitly said the purpose of developing this system is so we can use our computers and have freedom, thus if you use some other free system instead but you have freedom, then it's a success. It's not popularity for our code but it's success for our goal.Richard Stallman
With paper printed books, you have certain freedoms. You can acquire the book anonymously by paying cash, which is the way I always buy books. I never use a credit card. I don't identify to any database when I buy books. Amazon takes away that freedom.Richard Stallman
Richard Stallman's Popularity
Richard Stallman is a famous American free software activist and computer programmer, who was born on March 16, 1953. As a person born on this date, Richard Stallman is listed in our database as the 22nd most popular celebrity for the day (March 16) and the 33rd most popular for the year (1953).
People born on March 16 fall under the Zodiac sign of Pisces, the Fish. Richard Stallman is the 678th most popular Pisces.
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