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Red Hat pulls Free Software Foundation funding over Richard Stallman's return
Red Hat pulls Free Software Foundation funding over Richard Stallman's return
Credit: Red Hat

The chorus of disapproval over Richard M Stallman, founder and former president of the Free Software Foundation (FSF), rejoining the organisation has intensified as Linux giant Red Hat confirmed it was pulling funding.

"We are immediately suspending all Red Hat funding of the FSF and any FSF-hosted events. In addition, many Red Hat contributors have told us they no longer plan to participate in FSF-led or backed events, and we stand behind them." said the company in a blog post on Thursday.