GNU founder Richard Stallman resigns from MIT, Free Software Foundation

Richard Lawler
Senior News Editor
GNU founder Richard Stallman resigns from MIT, Free Software Foundation

After reports revealed the lengths undertaken by some at MIT to accept donations from convicted sex offender and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein , MIT Media Lab director Joi Ito resigned. Now, computer scientist Richard Stallman, founder of the GNU operating system and author of an associated manifesto that pushed the idea of free software , has stepped down from his position with MIT's CSAIL and as president of the Free Software Foundation.