Richard Stallman

1953 - Today

Richard Stallman

Richard Matthew Stallman (; born March 16, 1953), often known by his initials, rms, and occasionally upper-case RMS, is an American free software movement activist and programmer. He campaigns for software to be distributed in a manner such that its users receive the freedoms to use, study, distribute, and modify that software. Software that ensures these freedoms is termed free software. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Stallman has received more than 2,334,548 page views. His biography is available in 103 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 4th most popular computer scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Richard Stallman ranks 4 out of 187Before him are Alan Turing, Grace Hopper, and Tim Berners-Lee. After him are Dennis Ritchie, Donald Knuth, Edsger W. Dijkstra, Lotfi A. Zadeh, Niklaus Wirth, John McCarthy, Linus Torvalds, and Marvin Minsky.

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Among people born in 1953, Richard Stallman ranks 6Before him are Xi Jinping, Pierce Brosnan, Zico, Moon Jae-in, and Herta Müller. After him are Brigitte Macron, Kim Basinger, Tony Blair, Norodom Sihamoni, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and Isabelle Huppert.

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Among people born in United States, Richard Stallman ranks 414 out of 12,171Before him are James Buchanan (1791), Cliff Burton (1962), Alfred Kinsey (1894), Robert Kiyosaki (1947), Kurt Vonnegut (1922), and Wilt Chamberlain (1936). After him are Edward Drinker Cope (1840), Shirley Temple (1928), Steve Ballmer (1956), Terry Gilliam (1940), Lauren Bacall (1924), and Florence Foster Jenkins (1868).