Topic: richard stallman

A statement by the FSF board

The voting members of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), which include the board of directors, voted to appoint Richard Stallman to a board seat after several months of thorough discussion and thoughtful deliberation. We decided to bring RMS back because we missed his wisdom. His historical, legal and technical acumen on free software is unrivaled. … continue reading

The free software community calls for the removal of entire FSF board

In response to Richard Stallman returning to the Free Software Foundation (FSF) as a board member, more than a thousand software developers and free software advocates have signed an open letter asking for the removal of the entire board. According to the open letter, Stallman is a “dangerous force in the free software community” and … continue reading

Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU project and free software advocate. Oslo, Norway, 23 February 2009

GNU Project maintainers push to remove Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman is continuing to receive backlash from the comments he made about a MIT Facebook event protesting Jeffrey Epstein’s association with the university. As a result of his comments, he resigned from the Free Software Foundation, which he founded, and from MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab’s visiting staff, and now the GNU … continue reading

Industry Watch: Why our industry must admit #metoo

Richard Stallman, an industry icon who created the first open-source operating system and has spent his career fighting for free and open software, resigned from his positions at the Free Software Foundation and MIT-CSAIL over remarks he made regarding, of all things, the Jeffrey Epstein case. The blowup occurred in response to a Facebook event … continue reading

Richard Stallman resigns from Free Software Foundation and MIT CSAIL

The founder and president of the Free Software Foundation Richard Stallman has resigned in the wake of comments he made about accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and his victims. He is also removing himself from the foundation’s board of directors effective immediately.  In addition, Stallman will no longer be a visiting scientist at MIT’s Computer … continue reading

Richard Stallman releases GNU Kind Communication Guidelines

In an effort to steer conversations in a kinder direction, Richard Stallman, president of the Free Software Foundation and founder of the GNU project, has announced the GNU Kind Communication Guidelines. The guidelines were created after a conversation that GNU development pushes people like women away. “The GNU Project encourages contributions from anyone who wishes … continue reading

Open source at 20: The ubiquity of shared code

“Why is open source important? That’s like asking why is gravity important,” stated Brian Behlendorf, a leading figure in the open-source software movement, and executive director for the blockchain consortium Hyperledger. While this year marks the 20th anniversary of open source, it is hard to imagine a time before open-source software. Today, it’s difficult to … continue reading

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