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June 2013 - Torreón, Mexico - At the Museo Arocena

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Aug 13, 2013 05:18 PM
On June 13th, 2013, RMS was at the Museo Arocena, in Torreón, Mexico, to give a speech hosted by the GULAG (the La Laguna GNU/Linux User Group) for their seventh Free Software Conference, to students, professors, and the general public.

Max Ulises de Mendizábal Carrillo, the IT director of the UNAM's (National Autonomous University of Mexico) Coordination of Open University and Distance Education (CUAED), gave a lecture on installing and configuring moodle, and the experience and opportunities provided by distance education. Maximino Gerardo Luna Estrada, in charge of Telecommunications and Informatics of the academic unit of development studies of the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, spoke about the statistical software he is creating and pilot versions which will be tested in Torreón's training college. RMS then gave the keynote speech, discussing the origins of the free software movement, explained the four freedoms, the critical difference between free software and "open source," and the importance of the exclusive use of free software in schools and in governments.

(Photos under CC BY-SA 3.0 and courtesy of Max Luna.)

A huge thank you to Maximino Estrada Luna for organizing this event!

Please see www.fsf.org/events for a full list of all of RMS's confirmed engagements, and contact rms-assist@gnu.org if you'd like him to come speak.

Please fill out our contact form, so that we can inform you about future events in and around Cancún, Ciudad Madero, Mexico City and Chalco, Hermosillo, Puebla and Ciudad Serdán, Chihuahua, and Torreón, all of which RMS visited on his last trip to Mexico.

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