Sam Williams is a freelance writer living in Staten Island, New York, and the author of O'Reilly's Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software. He has covered high-tech culture, specifically software development culture, for a number of Web sites. From 1998-2001, he wrote "Open Season," a weekly column on the open source software community for Upside Today. He also has conducted
interviews for the Web site BeOpen.com. His first book, ARGUING A.I.: The
Battle for Twenty-First Century Science, was published by Random House in January 2002. Free as in Freedom is his second book.