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"Endnotes"

In Chapter 2 (2001: A Hacker's Odyssey), Endnote no.2: ____________________________________________________________________ 2. See Shubha Ghosh, "Revealing the Microsoft Windows Source Code," Gigalaw.com (January, 2000). http://www.gigalaw.com/articles/ghosh-2000-01-p1.html ____________________________________________________________________ The URL in the above mentioned has moved to http://www.gigalaw.com/articles/2000-all/ghosh-2000-01-all.html

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Page 3
IN PRINT: 2nd paragraph

"Stallman himself had been of the first..." SHOULD BE: "Stallman himself had been one of the first..."

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Page 4
2nd full paragraph

incorporating them into update versions for... should be: incorporating them into updated versions for...

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Page 13
IN PRINT: 3rd paragraph - 3rd sentence

"shaggy-aired" SHOUD BE: "shaggy-haired"

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Page 15
IN PRINT: last line

"...had yet to to introduce..." SHOULD BE: "...had yet to introduce..."

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Page 30
IN PRINT: first full paragraph

Reflecting on the broad nature of this umbrella, Stallman says its possible... should be: Reflecting on the broad nature of this umbrella, Stallman says it's possible...

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Page 32
IN PRINT: Last paragraph, first sentence

"...would have a encouraging effect..." SHOULD BE: "...would have an encourating effect..."

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Page 43
IN PRINT: Second paragraph, second sentence

"...smartest mathematician the room..." SHOULD BE: "...smartest mathematician in the room..."

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Page 45
IN PRINT: Last paragraph, second sentence

"..ninth floor an off-campus..." SHOULD BE: "...ninth floor of an off-campus..."

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Page 53
paragraph 1, the first line break,

"...during late 1960s...," should be: "...during the late 1960s...,"

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Page 60
IN PRIT: 3rd paragraph

"...Stallman does managed to deliver the event's best line." SHOULD BE: "...Stallman does manage to deliver the event's best line."

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Page 63
IN PRINT: end of 4th paragraph - middle of page

"...ordering for the entire the table." SHOULD BE: "...ordering for the entire table."

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Page 65
paragraph 2, line 10,

"...would late proclaim proclaim a 'clear...'" the word 'proclaim' appears twice. (ch5) ONLINE: chapter 5 "Small Puddle of Freedom", 35th paragraph; "... of a media cause cHlKbre..." SHOULD BE: "... of a media cause celebre..." (ch5) ONLINE: chapter 5 "Small Puddle of Freedom", 38th paragraphe; "...would later proclaim proclaim a..." SHOULD BE: "...would later proclaim a..."

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Page 72
last paragraph

Still, comments such as the "Han Solo" wisecrack at the 1999 LinuxWorld have only reinforced the Stallman's reputation" should be: Still, comments such as the "Han Solo" wisecrack at the 1999 LinuxWorld have only reinforced Stallman's reputation"

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Page 72
last paragraph

in the last sentence, 'disgrunted' should be: 'disgruntled'

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Page 73
3rd paragraph

...platform to boost rather than reduce his political voice. should be: ...platform to boost rather than reduce his political voice?

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Page 73
IN PRINT: Bottom paragraph

"I wish I knew I how to..." SHOULD BE: "I wish I knew how to ..."

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Page 74
Endnotes

Just For Fun: The Story of an Accidentaly Revolutionary should be: Just For Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary

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Page 81
IN PRINT: 2nd paragraph

"...developed a MIT." SHOULD BE: "...developed at MIT."

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Page 82
IN PRINT: second line

"...as Stallman himslef..." SHOULD BE: "...as Stallman himself..."

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Page 86
IN PRINT: Third paragraph, second sentence

"The flexibility Stallman and built into..." SHOULD BE: "The flexibility Stallman and others built into..."

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Page 87
paragraph 1, line 12,

"WYSIWIG" should read "WYSIWYG"

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Page 87
- TYPO: triggerd (first para, halfway down, left) should be triggered

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Page 91
middle of the page

Instead of tailoring the operating system to take advantage of a specific machine's resources-as the AI Lab hackers had done with ITS and the PDP-10-Unix developers favored a more generic, off-the-rack approach. SHOULD BE: Instead of tailoring the operating system to take advantage of a specific machine's resources-as the AI Lab hackers had done with ITS and the PDP-10, Unix developers favored a more generic, off-the-rack approach.

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Page 91
IN PRINT: The last sentence on the page

"Indeed, by 1980, most of the lab's staff, including many hackers, were dividing its time between Institute and commercial projects." SHOULD BE: "Indeed, by 1980, most of the lab's staff, including many hackers, was dividing its time between Institute and commercial projects."

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Page 95
IN PRINT: First paragraph, first sentence

"...a MIT artificial-intelligence researcher..." SHOULD BE: "...an MIT artificial-intelligence researcher..."

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Page 98
IN PRINT: 3rd paragraph

"still stands has" SHOULD BE: "still stands as"

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Page 103
IN PRINT: 5th paragraph

"Eventually Stallman found a Pastel language compiler written...". SHOULD BE: "Eventually Stallman found a Pascal language compiler written...".

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Page 105
- TYPO: The paragraph beginning

Despite the stress it generated, ... there's a sentence that reads: Following the release of GNU Emacs in 1995, Stallman issued "The GNU Manifesto," an expansion of the original announcement posted in September, 1983. when the former of the two dates /should/ read `1985'.

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Page 107
IN PRINT: Second paragraph, first sentence

"...still sitting on shelf somewhere..." SHOULD BE: "...still sitting on a shelf somewhere..."

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Page 117
IN PRINT: Third paragraph, first sentence

"...moment of self-pardoy,..." SHOULD BE: "...moment of self-parody,..."

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Page 117
IN PRINT: Third paragraph, third sentence

"...letting listeners of the hook,..." SHOULD BE: "...letting listeners off the hook,..."

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Page 117
IN PRINT: Fourth paragraph, third sentence

"...did in an 1999 interview..." SHOULD BE: "...did in a 1999 interview..."

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Page 118
IN PRINT: Third paragraph, fourth sentence

"...from all your computer and then..." SHOULD BE: "...from all your computers and then..."

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Page 124
IN PRINT: Chapter 9

"...would also have carry the same GNU Emacs Licence." SHOULD BE: "...would also have carry to the same GNU Emacs Licence."

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Page 125
2nd paragraph

Written by Larry Wall, future creator of the Perl programming language, patch made it simple for Should say: Written by Larry Wall, future creator of the Perl programming language, trn made it simple for

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Page 132
- TYPO: C+ should be C++ (first para, near end, right edge)

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Page 135
IN PRINT: first line on the page

"...the GNU Project, both revolved..." SHOULD BE: "...the GNU Project - both revolved..."

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Page 135
2nd Paragraph

They document the evolving nature of software industry should be: They document the evolving nature of the software industry

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Page 135
3rd paragraph

"...cerified Stallman's genius status..." SHOULD BE: "...certified Stallman's genius status..."

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Page 136
paragraph 5, line 3,

"As university student..." should have the word 'a' before 'university.'

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Page 137
IN PRINT: Last paragraph

"Although Torvalds had set out build a full..." SHOULD BE: "Although Torvalds had set out to build a full..."

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Page 140
Endnote #5

Byte article was from 1986, not 1996.

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Page 141
IN PRINT: References

"Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidentaly Revolutionary" SHOULD BE: "Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary"

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Page 142
IN PRINT: 3rd line

"hacker cultur" SHOULD BE: "hacker culture"

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Page 145
paragraph 4, line 3,

"A March, 1993, a Wired magazine article..." should read "In March, 1993, a Wired magazine article..."

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Page 146
IN PRINT: Third paragraph, last sentence.

"microkernal" SHOULD BE: "microkernel"

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Page 146
IN PRINT: Second paragraph, last sentence

"...with alot of baggage..." SHOULD BE: "...with a lot of baggage..."

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Page 146
line 33 Fith paragraph

"There were timing books that would clobber the files and that's no fun." should be: "There were timing bugs that would clobber the files and that's no fun."

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Page 150
IN PRINT: 2nd paragragh

"What began as a show of solidarity soon became of model of other GNU projects." SHOULD BE: "What began as a show of solidarity soon became the model of other GNU projects."

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Page 159
IN PRINT: Fourth paragraph, last sentence

"From the Torvalds' perspective..." SHOULD BE: "From Torvalds' perspective..."

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Page 163
IN PRINT: 1st partial paragraph

"earned an quick invite" SHOULD BE: "earned a quick invite."

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Page 164
paragraph 2, line 2,

"...how only recently that he had learned that..." The first 'that' should be omitted.

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Page 169
IN PRINT: footnote 4

"Cathredral and the Bazaar" SHOULD BE: "Cathedral and the Bazaar."

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Page 176
3rd paragraph

...Stallman detected legal incompatibles that would make should be: ...Stallman detected legal incompatibilities that would make

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Page 177
IN PRINT: Fourth paragraph, first sentence

"...the political genius of man who played..." SHOULD BE: "...the political genius of a man who played..."

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Page 178
IN PRINT: 3rd paragraph

"...a collection of hackers that were joined together..." SHOULD BE: "...a collection of hackers that were enjoined together..."

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Page 178
IN PRINT: 3rd paragraph

Here's what he have to do.' should be: Here's what he has to do.'

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Page 183
IN PRINT: Paragraph 4

"...there would be precious few artifiacts to discuss." SHOULD BE: "...there would be precious few artifacts to discuss."

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Page 189
4th paragraph

The sentence "Either way, the would be breaking the law and facing criminal penalties." Change "the" to "they"

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Page 194
last line

a copyright that permitted users to copy and share and the book's text regardless should be: a copyright that permitted users to copy and share the book's text regardless (199, paragraph 1, line 3, "...dorm maters..." should be "...dormmates..."

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Page 207
2nd paragraph

and battering down doors to gain access to the lone, office computer terminal. should be: and battering down doors to gain access to the lone office computer terminal.

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Page 207
IN PRINT: Appendix B, Paragraph 15

"...the MIT Museum paid tradition..." SHOULD BE: "...the MIT Museum paid tribute..."

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