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

Free Software in Ethics and in Practice

(Richmond, VA, from Mar 27, 2008 04:00 PM to Mar 27, 2008 06:00 PM)

Location: Jepson Hall Room 118, University of Richmond Campus, Richmond, VA. 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 talk will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to rms-assist@gnu.org.

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The 10th Anniversary of the DMCA, Part 1: Do We Digg DRM?

(New York, NY, from Mar 26, 2008 12:00 PM to Mar 26, 2008 02:00 PM)

John Sullivan, FSF operations manager, will be speaking on a panel with a representative of Time Warner and a representative of eMusic. The panel will discuss the 10th anniversary of DMCA and Digital Restrictions Management (DRM). The event is at the Princeton Club, 15 West 43rd Street, New York, NY. Members of the public can attend; the organizers request that you preregister by March 20.

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Copyright vs. Community

(Blacksburg, VA, from Mar 25, 2008 08:00 PM to Mar 25, 2008 10:00 PM)

Location: Torgeson 2150, Virginia Tech, at the intersection of Alumni Mall and Drillfield Drive, Blacksburg, VA. 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 .

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2008 Members Meeting: "Tackling the Big Issues"

(Cambridge, MA, from Mar 15, 2008 09:15 AM to Mar 15, 2008 05:50 PM)

Location: MIT, Building 6-120, Cambridge, MA.

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"The World in Your Library: International Users and International Librarians Enriching the Academic Experience"

(New York, NY, from Mar 14, 2008 09:00 AM to Mar 14, 2008 04:45 PM)

Joshua Gay will be part of a panel discussion titled, "Combating the Digital Divide and Information Limits around the Globe: Free and Open Source Initiatives. The panel is part of the conference: "The World in Your Library: International Users and International Librarians Enriching the Academic Experience," hosted by the Library Association of the City University of New York (LACUNY).

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Copyright vs. Community

(Moscow, Russia, from Mar 05, 2008 06:00 PM to Mar 05, 2008 07:30 PM)

Location: Moscow, Volkhonka street, 14/5, 2nd floor, room 205 ("Krasny Zal"). 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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The Free Software Movement

(Moscow, Russia, from Mar 04, 2008 05:05 PM to Mar 04, 2008 07:00 PM)

Location: Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (PhysTech), 9, Institutskii per., Dolgoprudny, Moscow Region, Russia . 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 talk will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend.

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The Free Software Movement

(Moscow, Russia, from Mar 03, 2008 04:20 PM to Mar 03, 2008 07:00 PM)

Location: Moscow, Leninskie Gory, MSU, 2-nd educational building, VMK Faculty, room P13. 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 talk will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend.

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The Free Software Movement

(Gothenburg, Sweden, from Feb 27, 2008 06:00 PM to Feb 27, 2008 08:00 PM)

Location: Runan, Chalmers (Johanneberg), Goeteborg, Sweden. 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 accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend.

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The Free Software Movement

(Stockholm, Sweden, from Feb 26, 2008 05:30 PM to Feb 26, 2008 07:30 PM)

Location: Room F1, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. 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.

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Les Enclosures des Biens Communs: du Vivant aux Logiciels

(Paris, France, from Feb 23, 2008 06:00 PM to Feb 23, 2008 08:00 PM)

Conférence organisée par l'association BELLGNULINUX. LIEUX: LA CANTINE, 151 rue Montmartre, 12 passage Montmartre Galerie des Panoramas, 75002 Paris (http://lacantine.org/ ). THEME DE LA CONFERENCE: Les enclosures des biens communs : du vivant aux logiciels. Par Richard Stallman et Jean-Pierrre Berlan. Richard Stallman a lancé le développement du système d'exploitation GNU (utilisé dans la combinaison GNU-Linux), et spécifiquement de la Licence Publique Générale GNU (GNU GPL). Il est aussi le fondateur de la Free Software Foundation. Jean-Pierrre Berlan est un ancien Directeur de recherche en agronomie à l'INRA. Il participe activement, aux côtés de la Confédération Paysanne, au débat sur les soi-disant OGM et le brevetage du vivant, par une réflexion critique sur les biotechnologies qu'il accuse d'être devenues des sciences de la mort. Les "enclosures" désignent le mouvement d'expropriation des terres dévolues à l'usage collectif qui s'est déroulé sur plusieurs siècles et a précédé et préparé la Révolution industrielle. Le concept de « nouvelles enclosures » désigne par analogie la captation de biens communs par l'invention par les juristes des multinationales de nouveaux "droits" divers de « propriété sur le vivant » (gènes, plantes, animaux), sur les connaissances comme les algorithmes des logiciels, créant des monopoles qui cachent les effets et les conditions de chacun d'eux, derrière la fausse généralisation et l'escroquerie sémantique de l'expression « propriété intellectuelle ». De nouvelles lois, comme « La loi de lutte contre la contrefaçon », mensongère à plus d'un titre, votée au Sénat le 17 octobre 2007, permettra à des agents assermentés d'organismes professionnels privés (semenciers, industrie du disque, Business Software Alliance) d'apporter la preuve de la matérialité des "infractions", en ayant le droit d'enquêter, y compris sur Internet, en étant à la fois juge et partie. Des pratiques sociales, professionnelles, culturelles telles que l'informatique ou la reproduction du vivant, qui n'avaient a priori rien à voir entre elles, se retrouvent encapuslées dans de mêmes dispositifs juridiques : « les nouvelles enclosures ». C'est ainsi que les agriculteurs sont en train de devenir des « contrefacteurs » puisque produire en agriculture, c'est inévitablement reproduire, et du fait de l'extension du droit de brevet au vivant, c'est reproduire ce qui « appartient à autrui ». Pour Richard Stallman : « toutes les libertés dépendent de la liberté informatique, elle n'est pas plus importante que les autres libertés fondamentales mais, au fur et à mesure que les pratiques de la vie basculent sur l'ordinateur, on en aura besoin pour maintenir les autres libertés. Profitant de la faiblesse de la démocratie contemporaine, les grandes entreprises sont en train de prendre le contrôle de l'Etat, ce sont elles qui contrôlent les lois, pas les citoyens. Ça a commencé avec le Digital Millenium Copyright Act aux Etats-Unis, puis elles ont imposé des directives européennes dans leur intérêt ». Une meilleure connaissance des enjeux du logiciel libre peut-elle apporter des éléments d'analyse, de réflexion et de réponse ? Pour quelles convergences ?

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St. John's University School of Law symposium

(Saval Auditorium, St. John's University School of Law, New York, NY, from Feb 22, 2008 11:00 AM to Feb 22, 2008 04:30 PM)

John Sullivan of the FSF will be speaking on a panel about Digital Restrictions Management (DRM).

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Copyright vs. Community

(Jena, Germany, from Feb 21, 2008 11:00 AM to Feb 21, 2008 01:00 PM)

Location: Intershop Tower, floor 29, Leutragraben 1, 07743 Jena, Deutschland. 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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The Free Software Movement

(Jena, Germany, from Feb 20, 2008 06:00 PM to Feb 20, 2008 09:00 PM)

Location: Intershop Tower, floor 27, Leutragraben 1, 07743 Jena, Deutschland. 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 talk will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend.

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The Free Software Movement

(Berlin, Germany, from Feb 18, 2008 07:00 PM to Feb 18, 2008 09:30 PM)

Location: Kalkscheune, Johannisstr. 2, 10117 Berlin, Germany. 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 accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend.

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Boston Public Library: Kick DRM out!

(Boston Public Library - Main Branch, from Feb 09, 2008 01:00 PM to Feb 09, 2008 03:00 PM)

Free Software Foundation and DefectiveByDesign.org will be taking action, this Saturday (2/9/2008), at the Boston Public Library to demand that they remove DRM technology from their collection! You may remember that two years ago we sent a letter (http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/bpl.html) to the Boston Public Library. This time around we are taking a more direct approach, by reaching out the public, and handing out flyers about DRM to concerned patrons. We will be gathering outside the entrance at the main branch of the Boston Public Library (700 Boylston St., Boston MA 02116) from 1pm until 3pm on Saturday, February 9th, 2008.

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Copyright vs. Community

(Aptos, CA, from Feb 04, 2008 06:30 PM to Feb 04, 2008 08:00 PM)

Location: Forum, room 450, Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA. (http://www.cabrillo.edu/home/aboutcabrillo/map.pdf) RSVP to rms.cabrillo@gmail.com. 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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Implications of Free Software/Open Source Licensing

(Santa Clara, CA, from Feb 01, 2008 03:00 PM to Feb 01, 2008 04:15 PM)

Location: Santa Clara University, The Hahn Auditorium, 2nd floor, The Computer History Museum, 1401 N Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043. 10-15 minute presentation on the philosophy behind the General Public License, specifically highlighting the new provisions revisions included General Public License version 3 and participate in a Question & Answer session. Registration at <http://www.chtlj.org/> is required.

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Copyright vs. Community

(Santa Clara, CA, from Jan 31, 2008 11:45 AM to Jan 31, 2008 01:45 PM)

Location: The California Mission Room in the Benson Memorial Center, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053. Registration is required at <http://www.chtlj.org/>. 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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Free Software in Ethics and in Practice

(Kochi, India, from Jan 10, 2008 11:00 AM to Jan 10, 2008 02:00 PM)

Location: Platinum Jubilee Auditorium, Union Christian College, Alwaye Kerala, India. 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.

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