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November/December 2015 - Ghent and Mexico

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Dec 30, 2015 07:03 AM

RMS gave his speech "Copyright vs Community" at the Quetelet auditorium, Sint Pietersplein, in Ghent, Belgium, on November 17th, to a diverse student audience.

(Photos under CC BY-SA 3.0 and courtesy of Kevin Vanbockryck.)

Later the same month, he was in Mexico, to give his speech "Software libre en la ética y en la práctica" in Zacatecas, on November 28th, then his speech "Una sociedad digital libre" at this year's edition of the Feria International del Libro, in Guadalajara, on November 30th, followed by:

…his speech "El software libre y tu libertad" at the Universidad Autónoma Chapingo, on December 1st, after which he took a swing an the Apple- and Internet Explorer–shaped piñata at the afterparty, and received a book from Dr. Zavala, the recently appointed director of the university's computer center, who is working on migrating the school's computers from Windows to GNU/Linux.

(Photos under CC BY-SA 3.0 and courtesy of the Centro de Computo Universitario UACh.)

…at the ITAM (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México), December 2nd, and his speech "¿Tenemos que soportar más vigilancia que en la Unión Sovietica?" at the UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), on December 3rd,

(Photos under CC BY-SA 3.0 and courtesy of Florino Hernández Gómez.)

…his speech "El movimiento del software libre" at the UNAM (Cuautitlán), on December 4th, right after local activists gave a presentation about Proyecto Parewi, a project with a mission to refurbish old computers—with free systems, naturally!—and donate them to rural or poor communities.

(Photos under CC BY-SA 3.0 and courtesy of the Rafael Arellano Ruiz.)

…his speech "El software libre y tu libertad" (with a mention of GPLv3) at the Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca (whose technopark currently boast two buildings dedicated to free software development), in Huajuapán de León, on December 8th.

(Photos under CC BY-SA 3.0 and courtesy of the Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca.)

…in Ciudad Mante, on December 10th, and his speech "Una sociedad digital libre" at the Instituto Tecnológico de Ciudad Madero, in Ciudad Madero, on December 11th:

(Photos under CC BY-SA 3.0 and courtesy of José Cleto Hernández Muñoz.)

Please fill out our contact form, so that we can inform you about future events in and around Gent, Zacatecas, Guadalajara, Mexico City, the state of Oaxaca, and the state of Tamaulipas. 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.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this tour a success!

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