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Richard M. Stallman - List of Achievements and Awards* 1953 Born in New York City
* 1970 Graduates from High School, enters Harvard University.
* 1971 Is hired by MIT's Artificial Intelligence Lab as a
* 1974 Graduates from Harvard University with a BA in Physics.
* 1975 Writes first version of Emacs, the first text editor able to
display text interactively as it is being edited.
* 1984 Resigns from MIT's AI Lab in protest of its growing restrictive
policy on copyrights and launches the GNU Project to develop a freely
distributable operating system.
* 1985 Co-founds the non-profit Free Software Foundation to manage the
* 1985 Begins the GNU Compiler Collection, now the most popular
compiler in the world.
* 1990 Receives a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in Computer
* 1991 Grace Murray Hopper Award from the Association for Computing
Machinery for development of the first Emacs editor in the
* 1996 Honorary doctorate from the Royal Institute of Technology,
* 1998 Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award for founding the
* 1999 Yuri Rubinsky Award, presented by the World Wide Web Consortium
* 2001 Honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow.
* 2001 Receives Takeda Award 2001 Techno-Entrepreneurial Achievements
for Social/Economic Well-Being. Shared with Ken Sakamura and Linus
* 2002 Elected to the US National Academy of Engineering.
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