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         AWARDS


       
  1986: Honorary life time membership in the    

        Chalmers Computer Society 1990: MacArthur

        Foundation Fellowship


       
  1990: The ACM’S Grace Murray Hopper Award

        "For pioneering work in the development of the

        extensible editor EMACS (Editing Macros)."


       
  1996: Doctorate honoris causa from Sweden's

        Royal Institute of Technology


       
  1998: Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer

        award


       
  1999: Yuri Rubinsky Memorial Award


       
  2001: The Takeda Techno-Entrepreneurship

        Award for Social/Economic Well-Being


       
  2001: Doctorate honoris causa from the

        University of Glasgow


       
  2002: United States National Academy of

        Engineering Membership


       
  2003 2013: Host of Honorary International

        Doctorates


       
  2013: Inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame


 

WHO IS  RICHARD STALLMAN?

BORN: March 16, 1953 New York City

OCCUPATION: President of Free Software Foundation

ALMA MATER: Harvard University, MIT

KNOWN FOR: Developing GNU, Emacs, GCC, GPL

FOUNDER: Free Software Movement


Richard Stallman campaigns for software to be distributed freely, allowing users to use, study, and modify that software. He launched the GNU Project and developed the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) and GNU Emacs. He also wrote the GNU GPL (General Public License). The GNU Project launched in September 1983 created a UNIX-like operating systems composed of Free software. With this, he founded the Free Software Movement and believes in a FREE DIGITAL SOCIETY.


NEOACM’S NOMINATION OF RICHARD STALLMAN

TO ACM’S DSP 2015


In 2015, NEOACM nominated Dr. Stallman to the ACM DSP (Distinguished Speaker Program. That nomination was approved.  Now any ACM chapter can request Dr. Stallman

as a speaker of their event and the cost of travel and speaker

fees will be covered by ACM National.



 

         Personal Webpage

        

          Free Software Foundation


          GPL (General Public License)


          GCC and GNU Project

RICHARD STALLMAN

Software Freedom Activist


       ACTIVISM & FSF CAMPAIGNS


      
  Spokeman of the Free Software

       Movement includes presenting

       speeches on:


       The GNU Project and the Free    

       Software Movement      

       The Dangers of Software Patents

       Copyright and Community in the

       Age of Computer Networks


        Digital Restrictions Management

        (DRM) prevents control over

        technology and is inherently    

        incompatible with free software

        excluding free software users from

        equal participation in culture.


        The PlayOgg campaign

        (playogg.org) promotes the use of free

        audio and video formats unencumbered by

        patent restrictions.


        OpenDocument campaign pushes for

        the adoption free formats in

        government documents  requiring that

        all digital public documents and

        information be stored and distributed

        in formats that are standard, open,

        and royalty-free.


       

 
THE GNU PROJECThttp://www.gnu.org/
RICHARD STALLMAN’S COMING TO TOWN !
Kent State University
Kiva Auditorium OCTOBER 17, 2015
1:00 - 3:30 PM
Free and Open to Publichttp://www.neoacmchapter.org/neoacmchapter/stallman_at_kent/index.html