Skip to content, sitemap or skip to search.

Free Software Foundation

Personal tools
Join now
 
You are here: Home FSF Events Events Past Events

Past Events

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

The Danger of Software Patents

(Paris, France, from Mar 02, 2009 10:00 AM to Mar 02, 2009 12:00 PM)

Paris, France. Epitech, 24, rue Pasteur, 94270 Le Kremlin Bicetre (closest Metro stations: Place d'Italie and Kremlin-Bicetre). Richard Stallman will explain how software patents obstruct software development. Software patents are patents that cover software ideas. They restrict the development of software, so that every design decision brings a risk of getting sued. Patents in other fields restrict factories, but software patents restrict every computer user. Economic research shows that they even retard progress.

The Danger of Software Patents - Read More…

Copyright vs. Community

(Nanterre, France, from Feb 27, 2009 07:00 PM to Feb 27, 2009 09:00 PM)

Nanterre, France. Salle des Congrès, 118, Rue du 8 Mai 1945. 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 in French and will be accessible to all audiences. The public is encouraged to attend. There is no registration required.

Copyright vs. Community - Read More…

Copyright vs. Community - Free Software and Beyond

(Oslo, Norway, from Feb 23, 2009 05:00 PM to Feb 23, 2009 08:00 PM)

Oslo, Norway. Storsalen at Chateau Neuf, Slemdalsveien 15. Map: http://www.uio.no/om_uio/kart/zoom/bl38.html . Copyright, developed in the age of the printing press, 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. As an introduction, Richard Stallman will speak about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement. The GNU operating system which he launched in 1984 is used by millions of users in conjunction with the kernel, Linux. This speech will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend.

Copyright vs. Community - Free Software and Beyond - Read More…

Who Controls Your Computer?

(Bergen, Norway, from Feb 19, 2009 05:00 PM to Feb 19, 2009 07:30 PM)

Bergen, Norway. Auditorium 1, Dragefjellet, University of Bergen (number 44 on the map at http://www.uib.no/info/besokende/hovedkart.html ). 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.

Who Controls Your Computer? - Read More…

The Free Software Movement

(Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, from Feb 07, 2009 08:15 PM to Feb 07, 2009 10:00 PM)

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Hall 2 of the Woodward Instructional Resources Center, University of British Columbia. 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.

The Free Software Movement - Read More…

Copyright vs. Community

(Vancouver, Canada, from Feb 06, 2009 07:30 PM to Feb 06, 2009 09:30 PM)

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The Maritime Labour Centre, 1880 Triumph Street. 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.

Copyright vs. Community - Read More…

Free Software in Ethics and in Practice

(Vancouver, BC, Canada, from Feb 06, 2009 12:30 PM to Feb 06, 2009 02:00 PM)

Vancouver, BC, Canada. Room 101/102/201, George F. Curtis Law Building, 1822 East Mall. 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 speach will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend.

Free Software in Ethics and in Practice - Read More…

Copyright vs. Community

(Edmonton, Canada, from Feb 05, 2009 12:00 PM to Feb 05, 2009 01:55 PM)

Edmonton, Canada. Law Centre, McLennan Ross Hall (Room 231/237), University of Alberta. 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.

Copyright vs. Community - Read More…

Copyright vs. Community

(Calgary, Alberta, Canada, from Feb 03, 2009 12:00 PM to Feb 03, 2009 02:00 PM)

Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Room 2370, Murray Fraser Hall, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive N.W. 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 the Annual Merv Leitch Lecture at the Faculty of Law. Admission is free and no registration is required.

Copyright vs. Community - Read More…

Copyright vs. Community

(Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from Feb 02, 2009 05:00 PM to Feb 02, 2009 07:00 PM)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Room 1160, Bahen Center, 40 St. George Street. 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 is free and open to the public. No registration is required. **

Copyright vs. Community - Read More…

The Free Software Movement

(Waterloo, Canada, from Jan 29, 2009 03:30 PM to Jan 29, 2009 05:30 PM)

Waterloo, Canada. University of Waterloo. Hagey Hall Theatre of the Humanities, University of Waterloo, 200 University Avenue West. 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 talk will be accessible to all audience and the public is encouraged to attend. Admission is free.

The Free Software Movement - Read More…

Free Software in Ethics and in Practice

(Moncton, Canada, from Jan 28, 2009 02:00 PM to Jan 28, 2009 04:30 PM)

Moncton, Canada. Salle des Spectacles, Jeanne-de-Valois Education Building, on the corner of Morton and University Avenues. 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 free and accessible to all audiences. Registration is required.

Free Software in Ethics and in Practice - Read More…

The Free Software Movement

(Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, from Jan 27, 2009 07:00 PM to Jan 27, 2009 10:30 PM)

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. McInnis Auditorium, 2nd floor, Dalhousie Student Union Building, 6136 University Avenue. 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 talk will be part of the Dalhousie Student Union Speaker Series.

The Free Software Movement - Read More…

The Free Software Movement

(Montreal, Quebec, Canada, from Jan 26, 2009 07:00 PM to Jan 26, 2009 09:00 PM)

Montreal, Quebec, Canada. 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Room H-763. Room number and exact time to be determined. 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.

The Free Software Movement - Read More…

Copyright vs. Community

(Montreal, Canada, from Jan 24, 2009 12:00 AM to Jan 24, 2009 12:00 AM)

Montreal, Canada. Time of speech to be announced. Omni-Mont Royal Hotel, 1050 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal, Canada. 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. Registration is required.

Copyright vs. Community - Read More…

The Free Software Movement

(Troy, NY, from Jan 22, 2009 05:00 PM to Jan 22, 2009 07:00 PM)

Troy, NY. Darrin Communications Center, room 308, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 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.

The Free Software Movement - Read More…

Copyright vs. Community

(Krakow, Poland, from Jan 14, 2009 05:00 PM to Jan 14, 2009 07:00 PM)

Krakow, Poland. Building U2 (Centrum Dydaktyczne), AGH (Krakow Technical University), Ul. Reymonta. 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 part of the second edition of IT Giants in Kraków conference, Free Software for Free Thinkers.

Copyright vs. Community - Read More…

Copyright vs. Community

(Kolkata, India, from Dec 26, 2008 03:30 PM to Dec 26, 2008 06:00 PM)

Kolkata, India. Science City. Detailed location to be announced. 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. This speech will be part of the Freedom in Computer Technology - 2008 conference organized by Institute for Open Technology and Applications. 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.

Copyright vs. Community - Read More…

From Free Software to Free Society

(New Delhi, India, from Dec 19, 2008 05:00 PM to Dec 19, 2008 07:00 PM)

New Delhi, India. Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Mehrauli Road. Building and room number to be determined.

From Free Software to Free Society - Read More…

The Role of Free Knowledge and Free Software in Education and Research

(Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, from Dec 16, 2008 10:00 AM to Dec 16, 2008 12:30 PM)

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India. Christ University, Hosur Road. Room to be determined.

The Role of Free Knowledge and Free Software in Education and Research - Read More…

Document Actions

The FSF is a charity with a worldwide mission to advance software freedom — learn about our history and work.

fsf.org is powered by:

 

Send your feedback on our translations and new translations of pages to campaigns@fsf.org.