Richard Stallman a computer scientist who until recently worked at MIT, recently waived in on the Epstein case saying the latter’s victims went along with the abuse willingly.
Stallman who is also well known as a free software movement activist and programmer -said the “most plausible scenario” is that one of Epstein’s underage victims was “entirely willing.”
Following his explosive comments, Stallman published an email in which he said he was being forced to resign from MIT.
Stallman also resigned as president from the Free Software Foundation (FSF) as well as from the organization’s board of directors.
Richard is known as a pioneer of the free software community and movement, which is closely related to the open source movement. The 66-year-old founded the free software movement in 1983. He also developed several software like GCC, Emacs under the GNU project. The free software movement inspired a number of projects to choose the open source GPL license. Linux is one of those projects.
Stallman was born to Daniel Stallman and Alice Lippman in 1953 in New York City, New York. Hired by the IBM New York Scientific Center, Stallman spent the summer after his high-school graduation writing his first program, a preprocessor for the PL/I programming language on the IBM 360.
The New Yorker then graduated from Harvard in 1974 with a Bachelor of Arts in physics and has received many honorary doctorates and awards, including a 1990 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. From September 1974 to June 1975, he was a graduate student in physics at MIT; He worked at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Lab from June 1971 through December 1983. There he developed the AI technique of dependency-directed backtracking, also known as truth maintenance. In 1976 he developed the first extensible Emacs text editor.
In the early 1990s, Dr. Stallman moved from software development to advocacy.
It is not yet clear if Stallman is in any kind of romantic relationship or if he has ever been married. He is however, described as childfree so even if he is in a current affair he is not a father.