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The Free Software Movement
by Matt Lee published Sep 22, 2008 last modified Oct 08, 2008 04:33 PM — filed under:
Minneapolis, MN. Willey 175, on the Minneapolis West Bank campus, University of Minnesota, 225 19th Avenue S. Map at http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/WilleyH/index.html. Parking at Lot 86, 19th Ave Ramp (http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/19Ramp/), or 21st Ave Ramp (http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/21Ramp/). The general page on Parking at the University is http://www1.umn.edu/pts/parking.htm. Richard Stallman will speak about the Free Software Movement, which campaigns for freedom so that computer users can cooperate to control their own computing activities. The Free Software Movement developed the GNU operating system, often erroneously referred to as Linux, specifically to establish these freedoms. This talk is free and open to the public and will accessible to all audiences.
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Copyright vs. Community
by Matt Lee published Feb 11, 2009 last modified Mar 16, 2009 03:12 PM — filed under:
Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Lycoming College, AC Room D-001. Copyright developed in the age of the printing press, and was designed to fit with the system of centralized copying imposed by the printing press. But the copyright system does not fit well with computer networks, and only draconian punishments can enforce it. The global corporations that profit from copyright are lobbying for draconian punishments, and to increase their copyright powers, while suppressing public access to technology. But if we seriously hope to serve the only legitimate purpose of copyright--to promote progress, for the benefit of the public--then we must make changes in the other direction. This speech will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend.
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Who Controls Your Computer?
by Matt Lee published Jan 21, 2009 last modified Feb 18, 2009 03:45 PM — filed under:
Bergen, Norway. Auditorium 1, Dragefjellet, University of Bergen (number 44 on the map at http://www.uib.no/info/besokende/hovedkart.html ). Richard Stallman will speak about the Free Software Movement, which campaigns for freedom so that computer users can cooperate to control their own computing activities. The Free Software Movement developed the GNU operating system, often erroneously referred to as Linux, specifically to establish these freedoms.
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Event Octet Stream El Software Libre en la Etica y la Practica
by Matt Lee published Mar 13, 2008 last modified Aug 25, 2008 05:19 PM — filed under:
Lugar: La Casa Invisible, Calle Nosquera, #11, planta baja (entre la Calle Carreteria y la Calle Comedias), Malaga, Espana. Richard Stallman hablará sobre las metas y la filosofía del movimiento del Software Libre, y el estado y la historia del sistema operativo GNU, el cual conjuntamente con el núcleo Linux ahora es utilizado por decenas de millones de usuarios en todo el mundo.
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Copyright vs. Community
by Matt Lee published Aug 11, 2008 last modified Aug 18, 2008 09:58 AM — filed under:
Invercargill, New Zealand. Hansen Seminar Centre, Southern Institute of Technology. (map http://www.sit.ac.nz/pages/about/1st_floor_main)
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Copyright vs. Community
by Matt Lee published Apr 22, 2008 last modified Apr 22, 2008 03:52 PM — filed under:
Location: Campus Universitario di Savona, Via Magliotto 2, Savona, Italy. Copyright developed in the age of the printing press, and was designed to fit with the system of centralized copying imposed by the printing press. But the copyright system does not fit well with computer networks, and only draconian punishments can enforce it. The global corporations that profit from copyright are lobbying for draconian punishments, and to increase their copyright powers, while suppressing public access to technology. But if we seriously hope to serve the only legitimate purpose of copyright--to promote progress, for the benefit of the public--then we must make changes in the other direction. This speech will be in English, free of charge, and accessible to all audiences. The public is encouraged to attend.
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El Movimiento del Software Libre
by Matt Lee published Mar 19, 2008 last modified Mar 19, 2008 04:03 PM — filed under:
Direccion: El Hall del Centro de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (CCCB), Montalegre, 5, 08001 Barcelona (Metro Plaza Catalunya, Universidad).
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To be announced
by Matt Lee published Mar 10, 2008 last modified Mar 12, 2008 02:24 PM — filed under:
Richard Stallman in Madrid. Location: Fundacion Rafael del Pino, Paseo de la Castellana 37, 28010 Madrid, Spain.
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El Peligro de las Patentes Informáticas
by Matt Lee published Jun 05, 2008 last modified Oct 22, 2008 03:04 PM — filed under:
Lima, Perú. Auditorio de la FISI, Jr. Amezaga S/N. Pabellón de la Facultad de Ingenieria de Sistemas e Informática, Ciudad Universitaria de la Universidad Mayor Nacional de San Marcos. Richard Stallman explicará como las patentes de software obstruyen el desarrollo de software. Las patentes de software son patentes que cubren las ideas del software. Ellas restringen el desarrollo del software, de modo que cada decisión del diseño trae el riesgo de conseguir ser demandado. Las patentes en otros campos restringen fábricas, pero las patentes del software restringen a cada usuario de computadora. La investigación económica demuestra que incluso retardan el progreso. Animamos a todos a venir!
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Free Software in Ethics and in Practice
by Matt Lee published Aug 08, 2008 last modified Aug 08, 2008 02:31 PM — filed under:
Wellington, New Zealand. Victoria University, Pipitea Campus, RHLT1. Richard Stallman will speak about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, and the status and history of the GNU operating system, which in combination with the kernel Linux is now used by tens of millions of users world-wide. This talk will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend.
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