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LinuxWorld: An Unauthorized Biography of RMS [Book Review]

Aug 27, 2002, 03:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Joe Barr)

"Sam Williams filled in a few missing tiles on the mosaic of the history of Richard Stallman and the free software movement with his unauthorized biography of Richard Stallman with his book entitled Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software.

"Given the pyroglyphics that always seem to accompany discussions of Stallman, true believers being set upon by the forces of evil and all that, Williams could hardly have chosen a more perilous task. There are two dangers involved: failing to give Stallman the credit he deserves, or giving him too much. Williams negotiates the path wisely.

"If you are geek like me, you will appreciate the behind the scenes looks at Stallman as he was growing up. I've never been to MIT or Harvard. Stories about Stallman during his college days are interesting, but I've never really been able to relate to them..."

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