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Software: Expunging the myths of open source
Posted Nov 24, 2004 - 06:36 AM
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"The man behind GNU/Linux -- not just Linux, he stresses -- is relentless in his quest to help users worldwide free themselves from the shackles of proprietary software.

He speaks three languages -- English, French and Spanish -- and has also studied Bahasa Indonesian. But the language he is most famous for is one that has helped create a platform that has touched communities and nations worldwide: the GNU/Linux operating system.

Richard M. Stallman, 51, is one of the industry's most controversial figures, known for his strong and very vocal convictions that the existence of proprietary software is perilous to software development."

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