Richard Stallman Reportedly Steps Down As Head Of The GNU Project

Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 28 September 2019 at 08:02 PM EDT. 193 Comments
It was just two days ago that Richard Stallman said he would continue as head of the GNU project after last week having resigned as head of the Free Software Foundation (as well as his post at MIT), but this afternoon he reportedly has stepped down from his GNU leadership role.

There had been calls for him to also step down from the GNU Project and it looks like that pressure may have caused him to change course. Posted to his personal web-site,, is "I hereby step down as head of the GNU Project, effective immediately."

It appears to be authentic, but earlier in the day there were also reports of being partially vandalized. In keeping an eye on this afternoon, this message of his resignation as head of the GNU Project does remain.

Update: It appears RMS will remain as head of the GNU, contrary to the statement on his website that has since been reverted.
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