[Noisebridge-discuss] Fwd: Richard Stallman becomes a Hall-of-Famer

maestro maestro415 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 27 06:52:23 UTC 2013


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From: Free Software Foundation <info at fsf.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 16:46:32 -0400
Subject: Richard Stallman becomes a Hall-of-Famer
To: maestro415 at gmail.com

Dear ,

Today Free Software Foundation founder and president Richard Stallman
was inducted into the 2013 [Internet Hall of
Fame](http://www.internethalloffame.org)!

He joins other visionaries like Aaron Swartz, Jimmy Wales, and John
Perry Barlow, who have all made significant contributions to the
advancement of the global Internet. The Internet Hall of Fame inducted
Stallman for his contributions as creator of the [GNU
Project](https://www.gnu.org), main author of the [GNU General Public
License](https://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html), and his philosophical
contributions as founder of the free software movement. Richard has
been named an Innovator, a category which recognizes and celebrates
individuals who made outstanding technological, commercial, or policy
advances and helped to expand the Internet’'s reach.

The future of a troubled Internet was on Richard's mind as he learned
of his induction. He says, "Now that we have made the Internet work,
the next task is to stop it from being a platform for massive
surveillance, and make it work in a way that respects human rights,
including privacy."

We at the FSF are working hard to [stop NSA
surveillance](https://www.fsf.org/news/free-software-foundation-statement-on-prism-revelations),
[protect the free Internet from
DRM](https://www.defectivebydesign.org/no-drm-in-html5), and [develop
replacements for network services that spy on their
users](http://autonomo.us/), but we need your support to achieve these
goals.

Help us further this vision by [becoming a member of the Free Software
Foundation](https://my.fsf.org/associate/support_freedom?) or
[volunteering](https://fsf.org/volunteer) today.

Nearly 30 years after he first published the GNU Manifesto (stay tuned
for coming September celebration plans), Richard Stallman's ideas have
spread the world over. Thanks to the [support of people like
you](https://my.fsf.org/associate/support_freedom?), the free software
movement continues to grow. Please join us in congratulating Richard
and all of the other 2013 inductees to the Internet Hall of Fame by
[sharing this message](https://fsf.org/share?u=https://www.fsf.org/blogs/community/richard-stallman-becomes-a-hall-of-famer&t=Free%20Software%20Foundation%20founder%20Richard%20Stallman%20is%20a%20hall-of-famer)

Happy hacking,
Libby and the rest of the FSF team

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