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Free as in Freedom
by Sam Williams

Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software

This version from FAIFzilla 1.0 (http://www.faifzilla.org/), accessed January 2004. This book is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It was originally published online and in print by O'Reilly and Associates in 2002.

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Table of Contents[edit]

Preface
Chapter 1: For Want of a Printer
Chapter 2: 2001: A Hacker's Odyssey
Chapter 3: A Portrait of the Hacker as a Young Man
Chapter 4: Impeach God
Chapter 5: Puddle of Freedom
Chapter 6: The Emacs Commune
Chapter 7: A Stark Moral Choice
Chapter 8: St. Ignucius
Chapter 9: The GNU General Public License
Chapter 10: GNU/Linux
Chapter 11: Open Source
Chapter 12: A Brief Journey Through Hacker Hell
Chapter 13: Continuing the Fight
Epilogue: Crushing Loneliness
Appendix A: Terminology
Appendix B: Hack, Hackers, and Hacking
Appendix C: The GNU Free Documentation License
This work is licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.