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

The Free Software Movement

(Lignano, Italy, from Jul 14, 2008 04:30 PM to Jul 14, 2008 07:00 PM)

Lignano, Italy. Circolo arci DRUGSTORE musicheart club Raggio dello Scirocco, 26, 33054, Lignano Pineta (Ud) (Udine), Italy. Sponsored by Hack Camp 2008.

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GPLv3 - En Quoi Cette Licence Est-Elle une Amélioration par Rapport aux Précédentes?

(Mont de Marsan, France, from Jul 05, 2008 09:00 AM to Jul 05, 2008 11:00 AM)

Amphithéâtre de la Chambre de Commerce et de l'Industrie des Landes, 293 Avenue du Maréchal Foch, 40003 Mont de Marsan Cedex BP 137, France. This speech will be in French. It will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend.

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Les Logiciels Libre dans l'Ethique et dans la Pratique

(Mont de Marsan, France, from Jul 04, 2008 02:00 PM to Jul 04, 2008 05:00 PM)

Amphithéâtre de la Chambre de Commerce et de l'Industrie des Landes, 293 Avenue du Maréchal Foch, 40003 Mont de Marsan Cedex BP 137, France. This speech will be in French. It will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend.

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The Danger of Software Patents

(Beijing, China, from May 31, 2008 02:00 PM to May 31, 2008 04:00 PM)

Back hall of main building, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. This talk will be part of the ZEUUX Free Software Summit. 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 accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend.

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The ZEUUX Free Software Summit

(Beijing and Shanghai, China, from May 24, 2008 12:00 AM to May 31, 2008 12:00 AM)

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Free Software in Ethics and in Practice

(Beijing, China, from May 30, 2008 02:00 PM to May 30, 2008 05:00 PM)

Multi-function room, second floor of A part, Qidi Science and Technology Plaza, East Gate of Tsinghua University, Haidian District, Beijing, China. This talk will be part of the ZEUUX Free Software Summit.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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Free Software in Ethics and in Practice

(Shanghai, China, from May 24, 2008 02:00 PM to May 24, 2008 04:00 PM)

Cai Guanshen lecture hall, News College, Handan road 440#, Fudan University, Yangpu District, Shanghai, China. This talk will be part of the ZEUUX Free Software Summit. 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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The Free Software Movement

(Hsinchu, Taiwan, from May 15, 2008 07:00 PM to May 15, 2008 10:00 PM)

National Tsing Hua University, 101, Section 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsinchu, Taiwan 30013, R.O.C. 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.

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The Danger of Software Patents

(Taipei, Taiwan, from May 14, 2008 10:00 AM to May 14, 2008 01:00 PM)

Tamkang University, 5, Lane 199,Kinghua Street, Taipei ,Taiwan 10650, R.O.C. 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. This speech will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend. Registration is required.

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Free Software in Ethics and in Practice

(Florence, Italy, from May 09, 2008 04:00 PM to May 09, 2008 07:30 PM)

Location: Salone dei Cinquecento, Palazzo Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy. Richard Stallman will speak about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, and the status and history of the GNU operating system, which in combination with the kernel Linux is now used by tens of millions of users world-wide. This speech will be part of Pycon Due. It will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend. Priority will be given to those who have registered for the whole conference.

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Copyright vs. Community

(Savona, Italy, from May 07, 2008 03:00 PM to May 07, 2008 05:00 PM)

Location: Campus Universitario di Savona, Via Magliotto 2, Savona, Italy. 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 English, free of charge, and accessible to all audiences. The public is encouraged to attend.

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The Free Software Movement

(Savona, Italy, from May 06, 2008 05:30 PM to May 06, 2008 07:30 PM)

Location: Provincia di Savona, Palazzo Nervi, Sala Consiglio e Sala Mostre, 12 Via Sormano, Savona, Italy. Richard Stallman will speak about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, and the status and history of the GNU operating system, which in combination with the kernel Linux is now used by tens of millions of users world-wide. This speech will in English with simultaneous translation into Italian. It will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend.

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Liberating Web Services

(San Francisco, CA, from May 05, 2008 05:05 PM to May 05, 2008 06:00 PM)

Location: The Moscone Center, Howard Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets, San Francisco, CA http://www.moscone.com/attendees/directions/index.shtml. The last decade has witnessed a rise in the role of computing as a service, a massive increase in the use of web applications, the migration of personal computing tasks to data-centers, and the creation of new classes of service-based applications. These shifts have raised a host of important questions for the advocates of free software. For example, by separating use and distribution of software, these models have in some cases reduced the effectiveness of GNU GPL-style copyleft which treat modified web applications as if they were private software. Much more importantly, the movement of software off of personal computers has reconfigured power relationships between users and their software and complicated questions of ownership and control in ways that free software advocates do not yet know how to address. What does freedom mean for the users and developers of web services? What is at risk? What should the free software community, and the Free Software Foundation, do to ensure that software, and its users, stay free in this new technological environment? These questions and more will be discussed. The FSF is committed to protecting computer users' freedom, and always has been. Last year saw the release of the GNU AGPL, a license that requires service providers to provide the source for applications that users interact with over a network. While this is a helpful option for developers concerned about this use case, it doesn't guarantee users' freedom, and so the FSF plans to begin talking very directly about how web services affect us all. This summit will discuss the establishment of goals for a campaign to address the issue more comprehensively, and suggest some first steps for taking action.

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Ethique et Pratique du Logiciel Libre

(Antibes, France, from May 05, 2008 02:00 PM to May 05, 2008 04:30 PM)

Antibes, France. Detailed location: Polytech'Nice-Sophia Site des Templiers 930, route des Colles BP 145 06903 SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS cedex <http://jm2l.polytech.unice.fr/commentyaller.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. This speech will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend. This speech will be in French.

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Advancing a Definition of Free Culture

(San Francisco, CA, from May 05, 2008 11:00 AM to May 05, 2008 11:55 AM)

Location: Location The Moscone Center Howard Street, between 3rd and 4th Streets, San Francisco, CA http://www.moscone.com/attendees/directions/index.shtml. This talk will introduce and describe the movement for free culture, access to knowledge, and open knowledge movements. These groups are frequently compared to the free and open source movements; both free software and free culture share a similar critique of intellectual property, a similar goal of access to information and a similar set of legal instruments (i.e., licenses) through which they attempt to achieve these goals. However, through its stronger emphasis on licenses and creator-centric messages, free culture and free software diverge in important ways as well. While the free knowledge movement, and Creative Commons in particular, calls for "some rights reserved," the FSD defined free software as software that respects the four essential and unreservable freedoms to use, modify, share, and collaborate without restrictions. This talk will describe the speaker's work on the Definition of Free Cultural Works aimed to provide both a definition and a goal: a Utopian vision of a world where culture is truly free and a set of standards by which we can judge our movement's success -- a vision of "essential rights are unreservable."

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How Free Software's Freedom Permits Society to Take Full Advantage of the Knowledge in the Software

(Manchester, England, from May 02, 2008 09:30 AM to May 02, 2008 11:00 AM)

Location: Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, M15 6JA Manchester, England. This speech will be part of the Future Sonic Conference 2008: The Social Technologies Summit.

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Free Software in Ethics and in Practice

(Manchester, UK, from May 01, 2008 06:45 PM to May 01, 2008 08:30 PM)

Detailed location: Room D1 Renold Building, University of Manchester, Sackville Street, M1 3BB, Manchester, England. (<http://www.manchester.ac.uk/map>) 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.

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Copyright vs. Community

(Cambridge, England, from Apr 30, 2008 02:15 PM to Apr 30, 2008 04:00 PM)

Cambridge, England. Detailed location: Lecture Theatre 1, Computer Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. (<http://talks.cam.ac.uk/talk/index/11325>) 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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Copyright vs. Community

(Córdoba, Veracruz, Mexico, from Apr 19, 2008 12:00 PM to Apr 19, 2008 01:00 PM)

Location: World Trade Center, Boulevard Adolfo Ruiz Cortines No. 3497, Colonia Ylang-Ylang, Boca del Rio, Veracruz, Mexico. 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 given through videoconference and will be part of the "Noveno Congreso International de Ingenieria Industrial y Tecnologias de Informacion C9: Innovando el Futuro" which will be take place from April 17th through the 19th. Registration is required at <http://www.congresoingenieria.com/>

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The Free Software Movement

(Burlington, VT, from Apr 18, 2008 09:30 AM to Apr 18, 2008 11:30 AM)

Champlain College, Burlington, VT. Detailed location: Alumni Auditorium, Building 27 (southeast corner of the intersection of Maple and S. Willard Streets), Burlington, VT. 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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