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Richard Stallman


Richard Matthew Stallman, who is often referred to by his initials RMS, is a software developer and advocate of free software.

Stallman's achievements include founding the Free Software Foundation, pioneering copyleft licenses and authoring several such licenses including the GPL, and starting the GNU Project (an attempt to develop a free UNIX-like operating system).

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Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman

By Richard M. Stallman & Joshua Gay

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Free Software, Free Society: Selected Essays of Richard M. Stallman
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The intersection of ethics, law, business and computer software is the subject of these essays and speeches by MacArthur Foundation Grant winner, Richard M. Stallman. This collection includes historical writings such as The GNU Manifesto, which defined and launched the activist Free Software Movement, along with new writings on hot topics in copyright, patent law, and the controversial issue of "trusted computing." Stallman takes a critical look at common abuses of copyright law and patents when applied to computer software programs, and how these abuses damage our entire society and remove our existing freedoms. He also discusses the social aspects of software and how free software can create community and social justice.

Given the current turmoil in copyright and patent laws, including the DMCA and proposed CBDTPA, these essays are more relevant than ever. Stallman tackles head-on the essential issues driving the current changes in copyright law. He argues that for creativity to flourish, software must be free of inappropriate and overly-broad legal constraints. Over the past twenty years his arguments and actions have changed the course of software history; this new book is sure to impact the future of software and legal policies in the years to come.

Lawrence Lessig, the author of two well-known books on similar topics, writes the introduction. He is a noted legal expert on copyright law and a Stanford Law School professor.

An Introduction to GCC: For the GNU Compilers GCC and G++

By Brian J. Gough

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An Introduction to GCC: For the GNU Compilers GCC and G++
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This manual provides a complete tutorial introduction to the GNU C and C++ compilers, gcc and g++. Many books teach the C and C++ languages, this book teaches you how to use the compiler itself. All the common problems and error messages encountered by new users of GCC are carefully explained, with numerous easy-to-follow "Hello World" examples. Topics covered include: compiling C and C++ programs using header files and libraries, warning options, use of the preprocessor, static and dynamic linking, debugging, optimization, platform-specific options, profiling and coverage testing, paths and environment variables, and the C++ standard library and templates. Features a special foreword by Richard M. Stallman, principal developer of GCC and founder of the GNU Project. All the money raised from the sale of this book will support the development of free software and documentation.

Debugging with GDB: The GNU Source-Level Debugger

By Richard M. Stallman & Stan Shebs

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Debugging with GDB: The GNU Source-Level Debugger
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The GNU Debugger allows you to see what is going on "inside" a program while it executes - or what a program was doing at the moment it crashed.

GDB supports C, C++, Java, Fortran and Assembly among other languages; it is also designed to work closely with the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC).

The GNU Debugger Program has four special features that helps you catch bugs in the act:

* It starts your program for you, specifying anything that might affect it's behavior.
* Makes your program stop under specified conditions.
* Examines what happened when the program stopped.
* Allows you to experiment with changes to see what effect they have on the program.

This book will show you:

* setting and clearing breakpoints
* examining the stack, source files and data
* examining the symbol table
* altering program execution
* specifying a target for debugging
* how to control the debugger
* how to use canned command sequences
* how to install GDB
* and much more!

This manual is written for programmers. It is designed so someone can begin utilizing GDB after just reading the first chapter, or read the whole manual and master the program. Synopsis of ideas and extensive examples are given.

GNU Make Reference Manual

By Richard M. Stallman

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GNU Make Reference Manual
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For GNU Make Version 4.1
The Make program is indispensable to maintainers of free software systems. The GNU Make manual, written by the program's original authors, is the definitive tutorial. It also includes an introductory chapter for novice users. The Make utility automates the process of compilation; it is especially useful when the source files of large programs change. It is a small program with a lot of power.
This book will show you:
  • How to write your own makefiles
  • Make's rule syntax and how to write your own rules
  • How the Make utility can be configured to automatically put binary and source files in the right places.
  • How to use make to create archive files automatically
  • Define, set and use Make's variables
  • How Make uses targets so that you can broaden or narrow Make's recompilation efforts on demand.
  • And much more!
This manual provides a complete explanation of Make, both the basics and extended features. There is also a convenient Quick Reference appendix for experts.


 
   
   

 
       


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