RMS was at the Institut Méditerranéen d'Étude et de Recherche en Informatique et Robotique (IMERIR), in Perpignan, France, on 28 October, 2011, to deliver the graduation speech, "Le logiciel libre : pratique et éthique," to the class of 2011, which was named after him.
Companies that develop free software and release it under the GNU GPL
sometimes distribute some copies of the code in other ways. If they
distribute the exact same code under a different license to certain
users that pay for this, typically permitting including the code in
proprietary programs, we call it "selling exceptions". If they
distribute some version of the code solely in a proprietary manner, we
call that releasing a purely proprietary version of the program.