Richard Stallman Resigns from MIT CSAIL over Epstein Controversy

Interesting Engineering | Sep 17, 2019 at 2:35 PM
  • Richard Stallman, a computer scientist, and open software pioneer has resigned as a visiting scientist at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL), after controversial comments he made about one of Jeffrey Epstein’s victims.
  • It was recently uncovered that MIT’s Media Lab received millions in funding from Epstein, the millionaire and accused sex trafficker who was recently found dead in his prison cell while awaiting his trial.
  • Stallman is known as an activist and open software advocate.