Richard Stallman, Computer Software Programmer & Designer, Founder of the Free Software Movement, the Free Software Foundation, and the League for Programming, 'Free_Software_and_Beyond:_Human_Rights_in_the_Use_of_Software' Richard M. Stallman in Gothenburg 2007-05-16
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Richard Matthew Stallman, often known by his initials, RMS, is an American free software movement activist and 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.