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Richard M. Stallman

Name in Native Language: "Richard Matthew Stallman" (English/EN)
Programmer / Engineer | * 03/16/1953 (68) | Manhattan, New York (United States of America (USA))
Richard Matthew Stallman (born March 16, 1953), also known by his initials, 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. Stallman launched the GNU Project in September 1983 to write a Unix-like computer operating system composed entirely of free software. With this, he also launched the free software movement. He has been the GNU project's lead architect and organizer, and developed a number of pieces of widely used GNU software including, among others, the GNU Compiler Collection, GNU Debugger, and GNU Emacs text editor. In October 1985 he founded the Free Software Foundation (FSF). Stallman pioneered the concept of copyleft, which uses the principles of copyright law to preserve the right to use, modify, and distribute free software. He is the main author of free software licenses which describe those terms, most notably the GNU General Public License (GPL), the most widely used ... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Documentaries | Action | Thriller

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Awards & Nominations for Richard M. Stallman

MacArthur Fellows Program Grace Murray Hopper Award EFF Pioneer Award Takeda Awards Internet Hall of Fame Yuri Rubinsky Memorial Award ACM Software System Award Honorary Doctoral Degree of The Pierre and Marie Curie University Honorary Doctorate of The Vrije Universiteit Brussel Honorary Doctorate of The University of Glasgow Honorary Doctor of The National University of Córdoba

Movies with Richard M. Stallman as Actor(5)

as himself2019 La bataille du libre
as himself2019 HAK_MTL
as himself2001 The Code
as Himself - Founder, GNU Project2001 Revolution OS

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Born: Monday, 03/16 1953 (March) in Manhattan, New York (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 68 years + 315 days)
Zodiac sign: Pisces (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: English (EN, native language), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Indonesian (ID)
Educated at: Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Employer: Free Software Foundation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Member of: Free Software Foundation, GNU Project, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, US National Academy of Engineering
Other names for Richard M. Stallman (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"RMS"
"St. IGNUcius"
"Richard Matthew Stallman"
"rms" (Pseudonym)
"Saint IGNUcius" (Pseudonym)
"Richard Stallman"
Richard M. Stallman frequently works together with these people:
J.T.S. Moore (2x, Crew)
Linus Torvalds (2x, Actor)
Philippe Borrel (2x, Crew)
Eric S. Raymond (2x, Actor)
David Dufresne (2x, Crew)
Robert 'Bob' Young (1x, Actor)
Nick Moffitt (1x, Cast)
Kimmo Kohtamäki (1x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:491121, Added: 10/04/2018, Last updated: 12/31/2021