Honorary doctor Richard Stallman is a free software activist who will be seen as one of the most important figures in the late 20th century. He started the free software movement in 1983.
The father of Free Software[edit | edit source]
"When we call software “free,” we mean that it respects the users' essential freedoms: the freedom to run it, to study and change it, and to redistribute copies with or without changes. This is a matter of freedom, not price, so think of “free speech,” not “free beer.”"
Achievements[edit | edit source]
Richard Stallman is the father of all free software.
Richard Stallman wrote the emacs editor and the GNU GPL license.
Richard Stallman is featured in the documentary film Revolution OS.