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Innovative biography of RMS returns to GNU Press Shop

by Free Software Foundation Contributions Published on Oct 31, 2018 11:06 AM

After a period of unavailability, the GNU Press Shop is proud to once again offer Free As In Freedom (2.0), the innovative biography of Free Software Foundation founder and president Richard M. Stallman.

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In 2002, Sam Williams wrote Free as in Freedom, a biography of Richard M. Stallman. In its epilogue, Williams expressed hope that choosing to distribute his book under the GNU Free Documentation License would enable and encourage others to share corrections and their own perspectives through modifications to his work.

Free as in Freedom (2.0) is Stallman's revision of the original biography. While preserving Williams's viewpoint, it includes factual corrections and extensive new commentary by Stallman, as well as new prefaces by both authors written for the occasion. It is a rare kind of biography, where the reader has the benefit of both the biographer's original words and the subject's response.

You can find Free As In Freedom (2.0) -- available with or without RMS's autograph -- here:

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