Tux Journal: Talking with Richard Stallman
Jun 13, 2005, 13:45 (2 Talkback[s])
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"1) Let's start. Can you explain to our readers why you
started with FSF in 1984? What did you need of? Why you created
"What I started in 1984 was the development of the GNU operating
system. All the operating systems for modern computers of the day
were proprietary; users were forbidden to share them, and could not
get the source code to change them. The only way to use computers
in freedom was to replace those systems with a free operating
system. That's what GNU was meant to do..."