Richard Stallman

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  • Stallman was Born

  • Freshaman at Harvard University

    Freshaman at Harvard University
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  • Became a Programmer at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory

  • Graduates from Harvard

  • Begins Working as MIT Research Assitant

    Under Gerry Sussman.
  • Wrote Extensible Emacs text editor

    He wrote the first extensible Emacs text editor there in 1976, and developed the AI technique of dependency-directed backtracking, also known as truth maintenance.
  • Published Dependency-directed Backtracking

    A paper concerning aritifical intelligence maintenance systems.
  • announced the plan for the GNU operating system

    This announcement was made via several ARPANET mailing lists and USENET.
  • Resigns from MIT

    He did so in order to start the Free Software Foundation.
  • Published the GNU Manifesto

    Here, Stallman asked for support in developing the GNU operating system.
  • Founded the Free Software Foundation

  • Co-founded the League for Programming Freedom.

  • Essential Components of GNU were Complete

    Except for one, the kernel.
  • Pushes for Free Online Encylopedia

    Stallman called for development of a free on-line encyclopedia through the means of inviting the public to contribute articles.
  • Helped the International Music Score Library Project

    Stallman helped and supported the International Music Score Library Project in getting back on-line, after it had been taken down on October 19, 2007 following a cease and desist letter from Universal Edition.
  • Honorary Doctorates & Professorships

    As of 2014, he has recieved 15 honorary doctorates and professorships.