Richard Stallman

Page 1 of 50 - About 500 essays
  • The History of Gnu/Linux Essay

    1047 Words  | 5 Pages

    GNU/Linux, as an operating system and massive community programming project, quickly became the flagship for the open source revolution and the claim to fame for two exceptional hackers, Richard Stallman and Linus Benedict Torvalds, the two most highly respected and well-known hackers that have ever lived.. Before the birth of the GNU/Linux and the open source revolution, a tight community of hackers dwelling within the programmer-friendly

  • Open Source Software vs. Microsoft Empire Essay

    3381 Words  | 14 Pages

    at the cost of impoverishing all of society. One person gains one dollars by destroying two dollars’ worth of wealth. I think a person with a conscience wouldn’t do that sort of thing except perhaps if he would otherwise die.” -- Richard Stallman[1] Richard Stallman, the best-known figure of free software movement professes an absolute refusal of any notion of commercial software. His idea is revolutionary but straightforward: software should be free, period.

  • A Project On Capstone Project

    1039 Words  | 5 Pages

    William Wang Christian 5th 7 April 2015 Capstone project Have you wonder where the power of technology and computers and all of the applications came from? Well there are a lot of computer applications like local security applications, protocols, well I am going to explain some security applications to you. There are many kinds of different security applications. I am going to explain two of different applications Linux and security policy settings. Now what are security policies? Security policy

  • History And Philosophy Of Open Source

    818 Words  | 4 Pages

    The History and Philosophy of Open Source The open source movement was born in 1984, at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab when Richard M. Stallman quit his position at the university to begin the GNU Project. Having grown tired of seeing his colleagues being hired off by corporations and signing nondisclosure agreements for their work, he set off to create a completely free, open operating system. Though he specialized in the field, building such a system from the ground up is nearly impossible

  • Pros And Disadvantages Of Proprietary Software

    1051 Words  | 5 Pages

    When I started working at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab in 1971, I became part of a software-sharing community that had existed for many years. Sharing of software was not limited to our particular community; it is as old as computers, just as sharing of recipes is as old as cooking. A nondisclosure agreement means de facto that you promise not to help your neighbor, denying a community who cooperates to achieve goals. “If you share with your neighbor, you are a pirate. If you want any changes

  • Open and Closed Source and What It Means

    1119 Words  | 5 Pages

    Software that safeguards these privileges are kept is called free software. The license was originally written by Richard Stallman of the Free Software Foundation or (FSF) for the GNU project. According to Gnu General Public License, Version 3 29 June 2007 (2007), “The GNU General Public license is a free, copyleft license for software and other kinds of works” (para. 1)

  • Essay on The Linux

    1482 Words  | 6 Pages

    The Linux was originally founded by Linus Torvalds. In 1991, he was a second year computer science student in Finland. He sought after an operating system that was similar to the UNIX system, but both UNIX and the hardware it ran on were excessively expensive. A UNIX version called Minix was available for free, but it did not reasonably meet his needs as it was simply an operating system for students, designed primarily as a teaching tool rather than an industry strength operating system. As a result

  • Positive And Negative Aspects Of Living In An Interconnected World

    1373 Words  | 6 Pages

    We are told we live in a network society. But is this just good news? What are the positive and negative aspects of living in a highly interconnected world? Discuss with reference to techno-optimists and techno-pessimists. We live in a highly interconnected world due to the increase in technology in our everyday lives, Marshall McLuhan calls this world interconnected by an electronic nervous system a global village (McLuhan n.d.). Theorists for example Manuel Castells call this new social structure

  • Is Open Source Software?

    740 Words  | 3 Pages

    These are all guesses, however. At the very least, there is some possibility, even hope, that we could have a world in which much more of intellectual and inventive production is free. “‘Free’ as in ‘free speech,’” Richard Stallman says, not “‘free’ as in ‘free beer.’”61 But we could hope that much of it would be both free of centralized control and low cost or no cost. When the marginal cost of production is zero, the marginal cost of transmission and storage approaches

  • The Pros and Cons of Open Source Essay

    1491 Words  | 6 Pages

    Open Source: Good and Bad Introduction: In the following paper I will be discussing the use of open source software as part of a larger project. Example uses of this include incorporating existing publicly available source code within another piece of software. Because the term open source has such broad implications, I will attempt to explain it within the context of this paper. Open source code comes with many different licenses such as GPL, BSD, and MIT. I will describe the most popular licensing