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Stallman, Richard

  • By: Ted Friedman
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

1953–

Computer Scientist

Richard M. Stallman is the developer of the GNU operating system (OS) and the founder of the Free Software Foundation. He pioneered the concept of “copyleft,” and made possible the development of the Linux operating system (or, as Stallman prefers ...

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