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

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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To be determined

(Paris, France, from Sep 08, 2009 08:00 PM to Sep 08, 2009 10:00 PM)

Paris, France - Mairie du 3ème arrondissement, 2 rue Eugène Spuller, Salle des Mariages, 75003

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The Free Software Movement

(Besancon, France, from Sep 07, 2009 05:30 PM to Sep 07, 2009 08:00 PM)

Besancon, France - Salle du Grand Kursaal, Plate du Théatre.

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Droit d'Auteur v. Communauté

(Lausanne, Switzerland, from Sep 04, 2009 04:00 PM to Sep 04, 2009 06:30 PM)

Lausanne, Switzerland - ERACOM, rue de Genève 55.

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El software libre en la ética y la práctica. Y una educación informática libre

(Mar del Plata, Argentina, from Sep 01, 2009 10:00 AM to Sep 01, 2009 01:00 PM)

Mar del Plata, Argentina - Teatro Diagonal, ubicado en Diagonal Pueyrredón 3334

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Is Digital Inclusion a Good Thing?

(Mar del Plata, Argentina, from Aug 31, 2009 11:30 AM to Aug 31, 2009 12:30 PM)

Mar del Plata, Argentina - Hotel Hermitage, Av. Colón 1643 y Boulevard Marítimo P.P. Ramos 2657.

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The Danger of Software Patents

(Brazilia, Brazil, from Aug 28, 2009 07:30 PM to Aug 28, 2009 09:00 PM)

Brazilia, Brazil - Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Brasília, Auditório Joaquim Nabuco, Campus Universitário Darcy Ribeiro, Asa Norte. 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. All are welcome and no registration is required.

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Software libre, educación libre, y arte compartible

(Brazilia, Brazil, from Aug 27, 2009 04:00 PM to Aug 27, 2009 04:45 PM)

Brazilia, Brazil - Salão Mika Gartenkraut, Escola de Administração Fazendária(ESAF), Km 04 Estrada Brasilia / Unaí Lago Sul.

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Wikimania Keynote Speech

(Buenos Aires, Argentina, from Aug 26, 2009 09:15 AM to Aug 26, 2009 10:50 AM)

Buenos Aires, Argentina. Teatro Alvear, Av. Corrientes 1659.

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El Movimiento del Software Libre

(Buenos Aires, Argentina, from Aug 25, 2009 12:00 PM to Aug 25, 2009 03:00 PM)

Buenos Aires, Argentina. Teatro Alvear, en Av. Corrientes 1659 - 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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