Photos: Inside the Free Software Foundation

Photos: Inside the Free Software Foundation

Summary: We took a trip to Massachusetts to see the headquarters of the free software movement


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  • The front cover of the final issue of Sinclair Programs magazine, which was published in September 1985. This magazine included listings of computer programs which users could run by typing the appropriate code into their ZX-80 or ZX-81.

    Peter Brown managed to get a program published in this issue of the magazine, and was gutted when he found out it was being scrapped and that he could no longer share his code with others. Although he did not start working with the Free Software Foundation for another 15 years, this was the first time he became aware of his freedom being restricted.

    "Looking back at it now, overnight my world was destroyed, because the listing magazine was destroyed. It just became about playing code, rather than writing code," he said. "That was the last time I ever did any programming."

    The above image and PDFs were provided by Peter Brown.

  • Joshua Ginsberg, a senior systems administrator for the FSF, is one of the two full-time system administrators employed by the organisation.

  • John Sullivan, who works as a programme administrator for the FSF. His responsibilities include maintaining the FSF Web site and resources concerning the next version of the GPL.

Topics: Apps, Software Development

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