Robert J. Chassell
|Robert J. Chassell|
|Born||August 22, 1946|
Bennington, Vermont, U.S.
|Died||June 30, 2017 (aged 70)|
Great Barrington, Massachusetts, U.S.
Robert "Bob" Chassell was one of the founding directors of Free Software Foundation (FSF) in 1985. While on the Board of Directors, Chassell was also the treasurer for FSF. He left the FSF to become a full-time speaker on free software topics. Bob was born on 22 August 1946, in Bennington, VT. 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.
- A 30 minute audio interview with Robert
- An online copy of "Software Freedom: An Introduction"
- An online copy of "An Introduction to Programming in Emacs Lisp"
- Tribute to Robert J. Chassell on Bradley M. Kuhn's Personal Blog
- Tribute to Robert J. Chassell on the Software Freedom Conservancy Website
- Robert J. Chassell's writings are at Richard M. Stallman's personal website
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