i feel obliged to open this topic. cuz i think, most coders here for sole reason: coding. and coding has its ethics imho. i would love to mention, some pioneers names, who has gone behind the borders of computing world.
1 - Richard Stallman: leader of free software foundation, strong supporter of the movement. gnu gcc, fsf stuff “belong” to them.(unlike commercial companies, fsf supports freedom, so most thing they publish belong to every body, actually)
3 - Donald Knuth: famous for his masterpiece - The Art of Computer Programming. most terms in CS, algo or prog circles are coined by him(imho)
6 - Linus Torvalds: linux founder.