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On the road with RMS

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Jul 08, 2015 05:03 PM

This past semester, Richard Stallman continued racking up air miles to raise worldwide awareness of the issues surrounding computer users' rights and freedoms. Since November, in addition to giving many interviews and meeting with policy and decision makers, he's given forty-nine speeches in forty-four cities across eighteen countries and four continents, with unflagging energy.

While his schedule is as full as in any previous year, his 2015 engagements will include one of particular significance, as we will celebrate thirty years of the charity he founded, the Free Software Foundation. To mark this milestone, we are planning a new edition of his book of collected essays, currently in its second edition. This new edition will feature the same core essays from the second edition, shed others, and incorporate articles written more recently. It will clarify issues of morality regarding digital hardware, address the threat of mass surveillance, describe the various ways our freedoms are still being curtailed in spite of the advances the free software movement has made, educate us about new and ever more ingenious challenges we face every day, and offer clear directives for how we may share freely again with one another and reclaim our privacy and control of our own computing.

Please write to rms-assist@gnu.org with any photographs or recordings you want to share or to invite RMS to speak. See https://fsf.org/events/rms-speeches.html for his confirmed speeches or http://audio-video.gnu.org for our archive of speech recordings.

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