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Richard Stallman Quotes Page 2

The reason that a good citizen does not use such destructive means to become wealthier is that, if everyone did so, we would all become poorer from the mutual destructiveness.
Richard Stallman
#Reason

I found it tremendously humiliating to be there because most of the kids there were brain dead or psychotic.
Richard Stallman
#Kids

I founded the free software movement, a movement for freedom to cooperate. Open source was a reaction against our idealism. We are still here and the open-source people have not wiped us out.
Richard Stallman
#Freedom

H.R. 354 would effectively allow facts to become private property, simply through their inclusion in an electronic database. Ominously, many collections of public records, maintained by companies on contracts to governments, would become property of those companies.
Richard Stallman
#Facts

If programmers deserve to be rewarded for creating innovative programs, by the same token they deserve to be punished if they restrict the use of these programs.
Richard Stallman
#American Musician

People sometimes ask me if it is a sin in the Church of Emacs to use vi. Using a free version of vi is not a sin; it is a penance. So happy hacking.
Richard Stallman
#American Musician