"Last week I got the opportunity to fire questions to unarguably one of the most influential and inspirational people of our time. Author of the GNU/Linux operating system, GNU Compiler, GNU debugger (GDB) and notably Emacs, Stallman launched the GNU Project in 1983 to create a free Unix-like operating system, Stallman pioneered the concept of copyleft and is the main author of several copyleft licenses including the GNU General Public License. Stallman rejected a future where he would have to sign non-disclosure agreements not to share source code or technical information with other software developers and perform other actions he considered betrayals of his principles. He chose instead to share his work with others in what he regarded as a classical spirit of collaboration. I am glad that I got the opportunity to question Stallman about free software, and I also managed to slip in a couple of security and hacker related questions..."

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