Free Software, Freedom, Globalization, and Development
by mattl Contributions — Published on Mar 13, 2007 10:59 AM
This speech will be accessible to all audiences and the public is encouraged to attend. Location: Ghent University, Direction ICT, Multimedia Room, Campus Sterre, Krijgslaan 281, Building S9, 9000, Gent, Belgium. Richard Stallman will speak about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement. Because free software respects users' freedom, free software technology can be maintained, adapted, and extended by people anywhare. Whereas use of proprietary software imposes dependency, use of free software is development. As many free programs are used in 100 countries, and have developers on six continents, free software exemplifies the globalization of cooperation in use of human knowledge, which is as beneficent as the globalization of business power is harmful.
Apr 02, 2007
from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM