Updated: 11/16/2019 by Computer Hope
Name: Richard Mathew Stallman
Born: March 16, 1953, in New York City, New York, USA
- An American software freedom activist and computer programmer.
- Launched the GNU Project to create a free Unix-like operating system, and he was the project's lead architect and organizer.
- He initiated the free software movement; in October 1985 he founded the Free Software Foundation.
- Resigned from MIT and the FSF in September 2019 after making controversial statements on the MIT CSAIL mailing list.
"Anything that prevents you from being friendly, a good neighbor, is a terror tactic."