Free Software

I have too many debts for the universe of free software I use to ever hope for a comprehensive acknowledgement.

I'll note, then, just two men who stand out, both in achievement and dedication. Richard Stallman has been widely recognized and attacked alike for his extraordinary contributions to the free software ecosystem, in particular the General Public License, the value of which becomes more and more apparent over time; his critics are themselves proof that he is a man of justice. Jon Postel is perhaps less widely known, yet spent his life to create and protect a free Internet, as proven by the body of RFCs.

Bill Pippin 2010-01-14