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by root Contributions Published on Mar 08, 2010 04:08 PM
Events which have already happened.

Trophées du Libre 2009

(Picardie, France, from Jun 05, 2009 12:00 AM to Jun 06, 2009 12:00 AM)

Registrations have now started for projects within the scope of the Trophées du Libre 2009 (free software development awards 2009, also called TL09). This is the fifth edition of a competition that started back in 2003 with the aim to valorise innovative free software. Over 149 projects from 29 countries were registered for the 2007 edition of the competition. The Trophées du Libre 2009 include 7 Project Categories & 3 Special Prizes: 1. education applications: education tools and resources for students, teachers and schools 2. professional applications: office, servers, or web applications to introduce new functions or to significantly improve professional use 3. science applications: applications or useful tools for research and science 4. security tools and system administration: tools and applications to help increase the security of networks, servers, users and systems. 5. applications for recreation and family: home automation, games (games based on free software development tools), home (tools and applications for home and personal use) 6.technology and media: graphics, video and audio (tools and applications for content creation, manipulation and use for video, audio and graphics) 7.administration and communities: special tools for official and local authorities 8. innovative projects: innovative free software projects under development 9. special jury award 10. honors award for very large projects

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The State's Freedom and the People's Freedom, as Users of Software

(Ottawa, Canada, from Jun 02, 2009 04:30 PM to Jun 02, 2009 06:30 PM)

Ottawa, Canada - on Parliament Hill, main steps. The talk will be followed by informal discussion at the "Parliament Pub" Family Restaurant across the street, beginning at approximately 18:30. The Government of Canada is the largest software user in Canada. In most cases, it gives developers of the programs intolerable power over how the state uses public assets and how the state manages its own data; in effect, giving these developers (most of whom work for large corporations, most of which are foreign) power over the state's own computers, in all their forms. Free/Libre software licensing is the way out of this bind. It gives the users control over their own computing, whether these users are government departments, companies or individuals. The Government of Canada is also the largest funder of custom software development in Canada. It is the largest employer of software developers, and the organization with the largest number of software developers under contract. Canadian legislators should ensure that the software paid for by the public is available for the public to use in freedom, by releasing it as Free/Libre software. Richard Stallman will explain these issues, as well as why the term "intellectual property" is an incoherent over-generalization that should be completely shunned. Richard Stallman, is stopping in Ottawa for meetings with government and non-governmental officials. He is enroute back to MIT after receiving an honorary degree from Lakehead University, Thunder Bay.

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First Public Meeting of CREDIL

(Ottawa, Canada, from May 31, 2009 04:00 PM to May 31, 2009 06:00 PM)

Ottawa, Canada - building F of the Université du Québec en Outaouais in Hull (Campus Alexandre Taché), 283 boulevard Alexandre Taché. First public meeting of the Centre for Research and Experimental Development in Informatics Libre (CREDIL). Richard Stallman will be in attendance.

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To be determined

(Miraflores de la Sierra, Madrid, Spain, from May 13, 2009 12:00 AM to May 13, 2009 12:00 AM)

Miraflores de la Sierra, Madrid, Spain.

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El Movimiento del Software Libre

(Alicante, Spain, from May 12, 2009 05:00 PM to May 12, 2009 08:00 PM)

Alicante, Spain. Aula CAMON, Avd. Ramón y Cajal, 5. 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

(Jadwisin, Poland, from May 02, 2009 11:00 AM to May 02, 2009 01:00 PM)

Jadwisin, Poland. Sala Konferencyjna Nowa, Conference and Tourist Center http://www.owjadwisin.pl/eng.shtml , 05-140 SEROCK (+48 (22) 782 7508, +48 (22) 782 6541, <jadwisin@owjadwisin.pl>. The exact time and date of Richard Stallman's talk is yet to be determined. 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 part of the Konferencja Wikimedia Polska, 2009, which will be taking place from May 1st through May 3rd.

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The Ultimate Emacs Course

(Ourense, Spain, from Apr 27, 2009 09:00 AM to May 01, 2009 05:00 PM)

Ourense, Spain. Jose E. Marchesi (GNU Project) will be teaching the class, which will take place at the Assembly hall of the Polytechnic Building, Campus de Ourense. All proceeds will be shared between course expenses (materials and speakers) and donations to the Free Software Foundation and the GNU Project

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El Peligro de las Patentes de Software

(Vigo, Spain, from Apr 30, 2009 06:45 PM to Apr 30, 2009 09:00 PM)

Vigo, Spain. Auditorio del Centro Cultural Caixanova, AV Policarpo Sanz nº13. 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. La charla será gratis y accesible a todos. ¡Todos son bienvenidos! (cf. https://www.fsf.org/events/20090430vigo)

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El Movimiento del Software Libre

(Vigo, Spain, from Apr 30, 2009 04:00 PM to Apr 30, 2009 06:15 PM)

Vigo, Spain. Auditorio del Centro Cultural Caixanova, AV Policarpo Sanz nº13. 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. (cf. http://www.fsf.org/events/20090430vigo2 )

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Software libre o software subyugante: ¿Quién tiene el control de tu computadora?

(Ourense, Galicia, Spain, from Apr 29, 2009 08:30 PM to Apr 29, 2009 10:30 PM)

Ourense, Galicia, Spain. Ateneo de Ourense, Calle Curros Enríquez 1. La charla será gratis y accesible a todos. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!

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¿Qué es el software libre?

(Santiago de Compostela, Spain, from Apr 29, 2009 11:00 AM to Apr 29, 2009 12:30 PM)

Santiago de Compostela. Facultad de Filosofía, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. ¡Todos son bienvenidos!

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Copyright vs. Community

(Austin, TX, from Apr 24, 2009 02:15 PM to Apr 24, 2009 04:15 PM)

Austin, TX. Welch Hall 1.308, University of Texas at Austin. 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 talk will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend.

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GNU General Public License: What We've Changed in Version 3 and Why

(Austin, TX, from Apr 23, 2009 06:00 PM to Apr 23, 2009 08:00 PM)

Austin, TX. National Instruments Corp., Room 1S13/1S14/1S15 Bldg-C, 11500 N MO Pac Expy. Richard Stallman wrote the first GNU General Public License in 1989, and version 3 which was completed in 2007. He will discuss the philosophy of the GNU GPL, the changes made in version 3, and the reasons for those changes. Admission is free and the talk will be accessible to all audiences. Registration through RSVP is required.

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Free Software in Ethics and in Practice

(San Antonio, TX, from Apr 20, 2009 07:30 PM to Apr 20, 2009 09:30 PM)

San Antonio, TX. Chapman Auditorium, Chapman Center (building 8 on the map at http://www.trinity.edu/departments/public_relations/tour/map/color_campus_map_new.pdf ), Trinity University. 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 speech will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend.

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Roundtable to Discuss Software and Bio-patents

(Munich, Germany, from Apr 15, 2009 06:00 PM to Apr 15, 2009 08:00 PM)

Munich, Germany. Hackerhaus (!), Sendlinger Str. 14. There will be a round table with Richard Stallman, Professor Dr. A. Meindl, Christoph Then (Greenpeace), Christoph Then (Greenpeace), Romuald Schaber (German Federal Dairy Farmers Association) are confirmed guests. The public is encouraged to attend! (Also, cf. http://www.fsf.org/events/20090415munich for a speech by Richard Stallman in Marienplatz earlier in the day.)

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What Has Free Software Got to Do with Patents on Pigs?

(Munich, Germany, from Apr 15, 2009 12:00 PM to Apr 15, 2009 02:00 PM)

Munich, Germany. Marienplatz. Richard Stallman will speak at a joint rally against bio- and software patents in front of the European Patent Office.

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Le Logiciel Libre: Philosophie et Enjeux

(Marseille, France, from Apr 03, 2009 04:30 PM to Apr 03, 2009 06:00 PM)

Marseille, France. Marseille, France. Palais du Pharo, 58 bd Charles Livon 13007 Marseille, France. This speech will be part of the 25th Festival Science Frontieres - Le futur comme vous l'aimerez (2009-04-02 through 2009-04-05). It will be in French and will be free and accessible to all audiences. The public is encouraged to attend.

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Qu'avons-nous fait de nos 25 ans?

(Marseille, France, from Apr 02, 2009 04:00 PM to Apr 02, 2009 06:30 PM)

Marseille, France. Palais du Pharo, 58 bd Charles Livon 13007 Marseille, France. This is to be a debate between Richard Stallman, San Severino, Claudie Haigneré, Ameenah Gurib-Fakim, and Jean Jouzel and will be part of the 25th Festival Science Frontieres - Le futur comme vous l'aimerez (2009-04-02 through 2009-04-05). This debate will be in French. It will be free and accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend.

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Copyright vs. Community

(New York, NY, from Mar 31, 2009 06:00 PM to Mar 31, 2009 08:00 PM)

New York, NY. Moot Court Room (first floor auditorium), Cardozo School of Law, 55 5th Ave, (corner of 12th street and 5th ave), Yeshiva University. 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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Digital Restrictions Management

(Seattle, WA, from Mar 25, 2009 08:30 AM to Mar 25, 2009 04:45 PM)

Seattle, WA. William H. Gates Hall, Room 133, University of Washington Law School, 15th Avenue NE & NE 43rd Street. Please attend this conference to ask the right questions about DRM. Please let us know at campaigns@fsf.org if you will be able to make it.

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