Richard Stallman Quotes

Richard Stallman Quotes: It is hard to write a simple definition of something as varied as hacking, but I think what these activities have in common is playfulness, cleverness, and exploration. Thus, hacking means exploring the limits of what is possible, in a spirit of playful cleverness. Activities that display playful cleverness have
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Richard Stallman Quote: Every decision a person makes stems from the person's values and goals. People can have many different goals and values; fame, profit, love, survival, fun, and freedom, are just some of the goals that a good person might have. When the goal is to help others as well as oneself, we call that idealism. My work on free software is motivated by an idealistic goal: spreading freedom and cooperation. I want to encourage free software to spread, replacing proprietary software that forbids cooperation, and thus make our society better.
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Quotes about Richard Stallman: The principal lesson of Emacs is that a language for extensions should not be a mere
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Quote about Richard Stallman: It doesn't take special talents to reproduce--even plants can do it. On the other hand, contributing to a program like Emacs takes real skill. That is really something to be proud of. It helps more people, too.
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Richard Stallman Sayings: A hacker is someone who enjoys playful cleverness
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Richard Stallman Saying: Sharing knowledge is the most fundamental act of friendship. Because it is a way you can give something without loosing something.
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Sayings about Richard Stallman: A commune is where people join together to share their lack of wealth.
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Saying about Richard Stallman: We need to teach people to refuse to install non-free plug-ins; we need to teach people to care more about their long-term interest of freedom than their immediate desire to view a particular site.
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Richard Stallman Quotes: It's clear that other problems such as [...] the domination of business over government, science, thought, and society, are much bigger than non-free software.
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Richard Stallman Quote: Writing non-free software is not an ethically legitimate activity, so if people who do this run into trouble, that's good! All businesses based on non-free software ought to fail, and the sooner the better.
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Quotes about Richard Stallman: I consider that the Golden Rule requires that if I like a program I must share it with other people who like it. Software sellers want to divide the users and conquer them, making each user agree not to share with others. I refuse to break solidarity with other users in this way.
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Quote about Richard Stallman: My favorite programming languages are Lisp and C. However, since around 1992 I have worked mainly on free software activism, which means I am too busy to do much programming. Around 2008 I stopped doing programming projects.
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Richard Stallman Sayings: Also, because schools must teach the spirit of goodwill, the habit of helping others around you, every class should have this rule: students, if you bring software to class you may not keep it for yourself.
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