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GNULinux.com: BeOpen Interview with Richard Stallman of the Free Software Foundation

May 23, 2000, 14:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)

[ Thanks to BeOpen for this link. ]

"He's been called "intransigent" and an "arch-ideologue", even by his friends, but when it comes to clarity of vision, few hackers can compete with GNU Project founder Richard Stallman."

"Most people that I know are seriously alienated by Richard's politics and by his uncompromising attitude," wrote Chris Hanson, a former MIT colleague in an email response to a 1998 Salon profile. "But he has a knack for getting to the heart of things, and once you understand where he's coming from, the things he does make perfect sense."

"As founder of both the GNU project and the Free Software Foundation, Stallman has pursued his vision, the once-radical notion that software should be free to copy and improve, for nearly two decades now."

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