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

International Free Culture Forum

(Barcelona, Spain, from Oct 29, 2009 09:00 PM to Nov 01, 2009 10:00 PM)

Barcelona, Spain - Follow link below for event details. Richard Stallman will be giving a speech via video conference on day 2 of the event.

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The Free Software Movement: Your Freedom as a Software User

(Bangkok, Thailand, from Oct 30, 2009 07:30 PM to Oct 30, 2009 08:30 PM)

Bankgok, Thailand - KIS International School, Kesinee Ville Estate 999/124 Pracha-Utit Road, Huay Kwang (http://flossedbk.flossed.org/kismap). Registration (at http://flossedbk.flossed.org/registration) is required.

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The oXcars

(Barcelona, Spain, from Oct 29, 2009 03:00 PM to Oct 29, 2009 03:00 PM)

Barcelona, Spain - Sala Apolo, Nou de la Rambla, 113 (Metro: Paral.lel). "The Biggest Free Culture Event Ever." Tickets now on sale at www.codetickets.com/sala-apolo/es/sala-apolo.com. Admission is 3 €. (All proceeds will go toward maintaining the eXgae Consutancy.)

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Copyright vs. Community

(Depok, Indonesia, from Oct 29, 2009 09:00 AM to Oct 29, 2009 12:15 PM)

Depok, Indonesia - conference room, Pusat Studi Jepang (Center for Japanese Studies), Universitas Indonesia campus, Kampus UI. 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 is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

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The Free (Bebas) Software Movement

(Jakarta, Indonesia, from Oct 28, 2009 09:00 AM to Oct 28, 2009 12:00 PM)

Jakarta, Indonesia - BPPT Building II, M.H. Thamrin Street. Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement (gerakan perangkat lunak bebas) and leader of development of the GNU operating system (with which the kernel Linux is typically used) will give a speech to explain the ethical and political ideas of free software, which differ from the ideas of open source, and explain how GNU was developed to realize these ethical goals. Registration is required.

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The Free Software Movement

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from Oct 25, 2009 10:30 AM to Oct 25, 2009 01:00 PM)

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - Asia Pacific University College of Technology and Innovation (UCTI) Malaysia, Lot 6, Technology Park Malaysia (TPM), Bukit Jalil (http://foss.my/2009/venue/)

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The Danger of Software Patents

(Beijing, China, from Oct 22, 2009 07:00 PM to Oct 22, 2009 09:30 PM)

Beijing, China - Teaching building S201, Graduate School of CAS, No.3 ZhongGuanChunNanYiTiao, Haidian district. This talk will be part of the Zeuux Free Software Summit 2009. 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.

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The Free Software Movement

(Guilin, China, from Oct 19, 2009 06:00 PM to Oct 19, 2009 08:30 PM)

Guilin, China - No.1 Jinji Road. This talk will be part of the Zeuux Free Software Summit 2009. 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 Free Software Movement

(Zhuhai, China, from Oct 17, 2009 02:00 PM to Oct 17, 2009 05:00 PM)

Zhuhai - Kingsoft Tower, No. 8 Lianshan Alley, Jingshan Road, Jida. This talk will be part of the Zeuux Free Software Summit 2009. Richard M. 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 Free Software Movement

(Hong Kong, China, from Oct 15, 2009 04:30 PM to Oct 15, 2009 06:20 PM)

Hong Kong, China - Lecture Theater 401, City University of Hong Kong. This talk will be part of the Zeuux Free Software Summit 2009. 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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A Free Digital Society

(Christchurch, New Zealand, from Oct 13, 2009 05:00 PM to Oct 13, 2009 07:00 PM)

Christchurch, New Zealand - A1 Lecture Theatre (Arts block), University of Canterbury, Ilam. To make a digital society worthy of being included in, we must overcome six menaces to freedom: surveillance, censorship, restricted data formats, proprietary software, software as a service, and the War on Sharing.

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Copyright vs. Community

(Christchurch, New Zealand, from Oct 12, 2009 01:30 PM to Oct 12, 2009 02:30 PM)

Christchurch, New Zealand - Christchurch Town Hall, 86-95 Kilmore 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. They wish to establish a pay-per-read system for books, and convert public libraries into retail stores. If we hope to serve the only legitimate purpose of copyright--to promote progress, for the benefit of the public--then we must change copyright law in the other direction.

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A Free Digital Society

(Wellington, New Zealand, from Oct 09, 2009 12:00 PM to Oct 09, 2009 01:30 PM)

Wellington, New Zealand - HULT 220, Hunter Building, Kelburn Parade. To make a digital society worthy of being included in, we must overcome six menaces to freedom: surveillance, censorship, restricted data formats, proprietary software, software as a service, and the War on Sharing.

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The Danger of Software Patents

(Wellington, New Zealand, from Oct 08, 2009 05:30 PM to Oct 08, 2009 05:30 PM)

Wellington, New Zealand - Victoria University of Wellington, RHLT 2, in the Rutherford House on the Pipitea Campus. 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.

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Copyright vs. Community

(New Plymouth, New Zealand, from Oct 06, 2009 06:00 PM to Oct 06, 2009 08:00 PM)

New Plymouth, New Zealand - The Govett Brewster Art Gallery ( http://www.govettbrewster.com/ ), 40 Queen Street (Phone: +64-6 759 6060). 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.

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The Danger of Software Patents

(Hamilton, New Zealand, from Sep 30, 2009 12:00 PM to Sep 30, 2009 02:00 PM)

Hamilton, New Zealand - Events Room 1, Gallagher Hub, Wintec City Campus, Gate 5, Tristram Street. 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.

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Copyright vs. Community

(Auckland, New Zealand, from Sep 29, 2009 12:10 PM to Sep 29, 2009 01:00 PM)

Auckland, New Zealand - Massey University, Auckland Campus-Albany East precinct, Quad Building, Lecture Theatre QB5. 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.

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Software Freedom Day 2009

(Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02111, from Sep 19, 2009 10:00 AM to Sep 19, 2009 05:00 PM)

Please join the Free Software Foundation as part of an international day celebrating software freedom. We'll be one of the many groups around the world hosting an event that day (see http://softwarefreedomday.org). Keep an eye on the wiki page below for more information including a schedule of activities!

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To be determined

(Boston, MA, from Sep 19, 2009 03:25 PM to Sep 19, 2009 04:15 PM)

Boston, MA - Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02111. This speech will be part of Boston's Software Freedom Day. All are welcome.

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The Free Software Movement

(Brescia, Italy, from Sep 17, 2009 02:00 PM to Sep 17, 2009 04:30 PM)

Brescia, Italy - Libera Accademia di Belle Arti, via D.Vender 66. 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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