Quotes by Richard Stallman

About Richard Stallman:


Richard Matthew Stallman is a software freedom activist and computer 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.

Author Bio


  • NameRichard Stallman
  • DescriptionAmerican software freedom activist and computer programmer, founder of the GNU project
  • AliasesRichard M. Stallman; rms; Richard Matthew Stallman; Stallman, Richard Matthew; St. iGNUcius
  • BornMarch 16, 1953
  • CountryUnited States Of America
  • ProfessionProgrammer; Computer Scientist; Lecturer; Blogger; Software Developer
  • WorksGNU; GNU Emacs; Emacs; Free Software Song; GNU General Public License; GNU Compiler Collection; GNU Debugger
  • AwardsMacArthur Fellows Program; Grace Murray Hopper Award; EFF Pioneer Award