Robert J. Chassell

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Robert J. Chassell
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Born(1946-08-22)August 22, 1946
DiedJune 30, 2017(2017-06-30) (aged 70)[1]

Robert "Bob" Chassell was one of the founding directors of the Free Software Foundation (FSF).

Life[edit]

Bob was born on 22 August 1946, in Bennington, VT. He read economics at Peterhouse, Cambridge University.[2]

In 1985, he became one of the founding directors of the FSF. While on the Board of Directors, he was also the treasurer for the FSF.[3] At this time, he started the Texinfo documentation system for GNU together with Richard Stallman.

He left the FSF to become a full-time speaker on free software topics. He was diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) in 2010, and died as a result on 30 June 2017.

Chassell has authored several books including:

  • Chassell, Robert J. (2003). Software Freedom: An Introduction. Boston: GNUpress. ISBN 1-882114-95-7.
  • Chassell, Robert J. (2004). An introduction to Programming in Emacs Lisp. Boston: GNUpress. ISBN 1-882114-56-6.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Goodbye to Bob Chassell". Free Software Foundation. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 11 July 2017.
  2. ^ Obituary
  3. ^ "GNU's Bulletin". Free Software Foundation. 1986. Retrieved 22 August 2010.

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