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Richard Stallman
  • Name: Richard Stallman
  • Born: 03/16/1953 (67 years old)
  • Occupation: Activist, programmer
  • Known for: Free software movement, GNU, Emacs, GCC, GPL, copyleft, FSF

Richard Matthew Stallman (/ˈstɔːlmən/; born March 16, 1953), often known by his initials, rms, and occasionally upper-case RMS, is an American free software movement activist and programmer. He campaigns for software to be distributed in a manner such that its users receive the freedoms to use, study, distribute, and modify that software. Software that ensures these freedoms is termed free software. Stallman launched the GNU Project, founded the Free Software Foundation, developed the GNU Compiler Collection and GNU Emacs, and wrote the GNU General Public License.

Birth Name: Richard Matthew Stallman

Awards: MacArthur Fellowship, ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, EFF Pioneer Award, ACM Software System Award

Alias: Richard Matthew Stallman

Birth Place: New York City, New York, US

Source: Wikipedia

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