"Most/many" "computer/linux" people today think that the whole "freedom" thing came from Linux Torvalds....and yes I love Linus....but...
What actually POPULARIZED the "ethos"?
First and foremost to Levy's principles is the concept of the hacker ethic and the popularization of them to popular culture. In Levy's own words, the principles dictate;
Access to computers—and anything which might teach you something about the way the world works—should be unlimited and total. Always yield to the Hands-on Imperative!
All information should be free.
Mistrust authority—promote decentralization.
Hackers should be judged by their hacking, not bogus criteria such as degrees, age, race or position.
You can create art and beauty on a computer.
Computers can change your life for the better.
Of thine own ingenum devise......
A fellow with whom I want to high school was at MIT in the middle of the foment and actually crawled through the floors and listened to the rather poorly played piano.Hackers
woodhebroughtabriefcasetotheschoolandprintedpioutonamodemthathehardwired, later his dad was fired from the school, so much for U.S. education, smoke