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Richard Stallman

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Richard Matthew Stallman (born March 16, 1953), or moniker rms, is a Hacker, Programmer, and Software Freedom activist. He is the lead architect and organizer of the GNU Project, which succeeded in creation of a Unix-like operating system “GNU” and initiated the free software movement. He is well-known all around the world for his activism in software freedom.

The operating system often called “Linux” (which is in fact a kernel that can run alongside with GNU) is actually the GNU system that he started in 1984 so as to bring freedom to the users. The following freedoms are:

0. Freedom of use for whatever you want.
1. Freedom to study the code.
2. Freedom of (re)distribution.
3. And the most important: Freedom for modifying the source code to suit your specific needs or fixing it.

More information about the GNU movement, the Free Software Foundation and Richard Stallman at:
http://www.gnu.org
http://www.fsf.org
http://stallman.org/

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  • aloeveradrink

    Can't say I'm surprised by the comments here.

    28 Sep 1:00am Reply
  • ExtremeWealth04

    I’d just like to interject for a moment. What you’re refering to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/LInux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.

    24 Sep 6:21pm Reply
  • ExtremeWealth04

    Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called “Linux”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use. Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called “Linux” distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.

    24 Sep 6:21pm Reply
  • garynotrashcoug

    COME TO BRAZIL [16]

    20 Sep 10:03am Reply
  • Draxis1

    >install gentoo

    19 May 2013 Reply
  • 1989-12-05

    Thank GNU

    26 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Alejandro-Lizzt

    hacker be free!

    24 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Andrew_Booth

    I'm a big fan of this gnusic.

    20 May 2012 Reply
  • IsacDaavid

    mp3 in Richard Stallman's profile?, I don't think this is legit...

    25 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Wizmoe

    join us now and share the software

    3 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Webodan

    rms <3

    14 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Nihilamine

    stallmanu~ mai husbando

    29 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Bleach00

    MERRY GRAV-MASS

    31 Dec 2009 Reply
  • diecrafter

    :3 Niiice

    4 Aug 2009 Reply
  • ottoayoub

    every day his a star in the city

    22 Mar 2009 Reply
  • ottoayoub

    open up your mind and be free

    22 Mar 2009 Reply
  • EnlightenedOne1

    Open source music? Nice...

    27 Dec 2008 Reply
  • epsil0n

    Artist? Oh, He's an idol! :)

    16 Nov 2008 Reply
  • O_Menda

    Thank you for uploading the files dos1 :)

    27 May 2008 Reply
  • dos1

    Now Guantanamero is available too :)

    15 May 2008 Reply
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