Richard Stallman

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Richard Stallman

Name: Richard Mathew Stallman

Born: March 16, 1953, in New York City, New York, USA

Computer-related contributions

  • An American software freedom activist and computer programmer.
  • Launched the GNU Project to create a free Unix-like operating system, and he has been the project's lead architect and organizer.
  • He initiated the free software movement; in October 1985 he founded the Free Software Foundation.


"Anything that prevents you from being friendly, a good neighbor, is a terror tactic."