KernelTrap: Interview: Richard Stallman

“Richard Stallman founded the GNU Project in 1984, and the Free
Software Foundation in 1985. He also originally authored a number
of well known and highly used development tools, including the GNU
Compiler Collection (GCC), the GNU symbolic debugger (GDB) and GNU

“We began this interview via email, but later had to finish by
telephone after Richard Stallman fell and broke his arm. He was
kind enough to speak with me at length, discussing his first
contact with computers, his time in the AI lab, the current state
of the GNU Hurd, his current role in the Free Software Foundation,
the problems with non-free software, and much more. The following
words offer much insight into how we got here, and what challenges
we still face…”

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