Free as in Freedom 2.0

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Free as in Freedom (2.0): Richard Stallman and the Free Software Revolution


Sam Williams
Second edition revisions by Richard M. Stallman


This is Free as in Freedom 2.0: Richard Stallman and the Free Software Revolution, a revision of Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman’s Crusade for Free Software.

Copyright © 2002, 2010 Sam Williams
Copyright © 2010 Richard M. Stallman
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.3 or any later version published by the Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, no Front-Cover Texts, and no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in the section entitled “GNU Free Documentation License.”

Published by the Free Software Foundation
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Boston, MA 02110-1335
USA
ISBN: 9780983159216

The cover photograph of Richard Stallman is by Peter Hinely. The PDP-10 photograph in Chapter 7 is by Rodney Brooks. The photograph of St. IGNUcius in Chapter 8 is by Stian Eikeland.


Contents


Foreword by Richard M. Stallman v
Preface by Sam Williams vii
1 For Want of a Printer 1
2 2001: A Hacker's Odyssey 13
3 A Portrait of the Hacker as a Young Man 25
4 Impeach God 37
5 Puddle of Freedom 59
6 The Emacs Commune 77
7 A Stark Moral Choice 89
8 St. Ignucius 109
9 The GNU General Public License 123
10 GNU/Linux 145
11 Open Source 159
12 A Brief Journey through Hacker Hell 175
13 Continuing the Fight 181
Epilogue from Sam Williams: Crushing Loneliness 193
Appendix A — Hack, Hackers, and Hacking 209
Appendix B — GNU Free Documentation License 217

This work is licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.


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