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Book description

Free as in Freedom interweaves biographical snapshots of GNU project founder Richard Stallman with the political, social and economic history of the free software movement. It examines Stallman's unique personality and how that personality has been at turns a driving force and a drawback in terms of the movement's overall success.

Table of Contents

  1. Dedication
  2. Special Upgrade Offer
  3. Preface
    1. Comments and Questions
    2. Acknowledgments
  4. 1. For Want of a Printer
    1. Endnote
  5. 2. 2001: A Hacker’s Odyssey
    1. Endnotes
  6. 3. A Portrait of the Hacker as a Young Man
    1. Endnotes
  7. 4. Impeach God
    1. Endnotes
  8. 5. Small Puddle of Freedom
    1. Endnotes
  9. 6. The Emacs Commune
    1. Endnotes
  10. 7. A Stark Moral Choice
    1. Endnotes
  11. 8. St. Ignucius
    1. Endnotes
  12. 9. The GNU General Public License
    1. Endnotes
  13. 10. GNU/Linux
    1. Endnotes
  14. 11. Open Source
    1. Endnotes
  15. 12. A Brief Journey Through Hacker Hell
    1. Endnote
  16. 13. Continuing the Fight
    1. Endnote
  17. A. Epilogue: Crushing Loneliness
    1. Endnotes
  18. B. Terminology
  19. C. Hack, Hackers, and Hacking
  20. D. GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL)
    1. 0. Preamble
    2. 1. Applicability and Definitions
    3. 2. Verbatim Copying
    4. 3. Copying in Quantity
    5. 4. Modifications
    6. 5. Combining Documents
    7. 6. Collections of Documents
    8. 7. Aggregation with Independent Works
    9. 8. Translation
    10. 9. Termination
    11. 10. Future Revisions of This License
    12. ADDENDUM: How to Use This License for Your Documents
  21. Index
  22. About the Author
  23. Colophon
  24. Special Upgrade Offer
  25. Copyright