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Williams - Free as in Freedom

Williams - Free as in Freedom

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Free as in Freedom
Richard Stallman’s Crusade for Free Software
Sam Williams
 
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Sam Williams 2002, published under the GNU Free Documentation License. Per-mission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNUFree Document License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the Free Software Foun-dation; with the Invariant Sections being no invariant sections, with the Front-Cover Texts beingno invariant sections, and with the Back-Cover Texts being no invariant sections. A copy of thelicense is included in Appendix C, GNU Free Documentation License. All images are to beincluded verbatim when the document is copied, distributed, or modified under the terms of theGFDL.
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Contents
Contents
Preface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4Comments and Questions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Acknowledgments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5Chapter 1 - For Want of a Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Chapter 2 - 2001: A Hacker’s Odyssey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14Chapter 3 - A Portrait of the Hacker as a Young Man. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22Chapter 4 - Impeach God. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30Chapter 5 - Small Puddle of Freedom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Chapter 6 - The Emacs Commune. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56Chapter 7 - A Stark Moral Choice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64Chapter 8 - St. Ignucius. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76Chapter 9 - The GNU General Public License. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85Chapter 10 - GNU/Linux. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98Chapter 11 - Open Source. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106Chapter 12 - A Brief Journey Through Hacker Hell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115Chapter 13 - Continuing the Fight. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118Chapter 14 - Epilogue: Crushing Loneliness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125Appendix A - Terminology. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136Appendix B - Hack, Hackers, and Hacking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137Appendix C - GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Metadata. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Information on this document copy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148Links that may be of interest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148

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