h. Richard Stallman, Free vs. Open Source…


Richard Stallman, Tech Perspectives
2009, 2 min 41 sec

Richard Stallman talks about free v open source software. Stallman quit his job at MIT in ’84 to start developing a free operating system, ‘GNU’. ‘Free’ refers to freedom, not price. Free programmes can (later) be worked on by a group of people including non of the original developers. In ’91 his team almost finished GNU, the goal was to create an operating system similar to UNIX but entirely free.  By exchanging a variety of worked out systems for free, he, along with many other people, for instance the developer of LINUX, completed all the different components needed to create GNU.