Quotes by Richard Stallman

Geeks like to think that they can ignore politics, you can leave politics alone, but politics won't leave you alone.


My work on free software is motivated by an idealistic goal: spreading freedom and cooperation. I want to encourage free software to spread, replacing proprietary software that forbids cooperation, and thus make our society better.


Fighting patents one by one will never eliminate the danger of software patents, any more than swatting mosquitoes will eliminate malaria.


Value your freedom or you will lose it, teaches history. "Don't bother us with politics," respond those who don't want to learn.