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Blog Entry HTML Venezuela Odyssey (2006-01-18 to 2006-01-27)
by Richard Stallman published Jan 27, 2006 last modified Jul 13, 2010 10:49 AM
Richard Stallman speaks in Trujillo and Caracas, Venezuela. He finishes off his speaking tour by heading to Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
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Blog Entry Venezuela, Colombia and Mexico (2004-11-15 to 2004-12-01)
by Richard Stallman published Dec 01, 2004 last modified Jul 12, 2010 03:22 PM
I spent a week in Venezuela, giving a speech and some interviews at an event which invited speakers from all across Latin America. During the event, the state oil company PDVSA announced its decision to switch 100% to free software. Their decision is not based on convenience or cost; it is based on sovereignty. Their computers used to be handled by a US company, SAIC. When opponents of President Chavez tried to drive him from office by shutting down oil protection, the US government helped out by telling SAIC to prevent them from using their computers. PDVSA therefore knows from experience that using non-free software means you are at the mercy of the developers, and has decided to solve the problem for good and all.
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Blog Entry Visit to La Paz (2004-08-12 to 2004-08-17)
by Richard Stallman published Aug 17, 2004 last modified Jul 12, 2010 02:35 PM
I am now visiting La Paz, Bolivia. The city is on the edge of the altiplano, starting on the plain at 13000 feet and running down through a connected series of valleys. The result is amazing beauty. Traveling between neighborhoods often means seeing marvelous vistas. The snow-capped mountain Illimani can also be seen from much of the city.
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Blog Entry Visit to La Paz, Part II (2004-08-12 to 2004-08-17)
by Richard Stallman published Aug 17, 2004 last modified Jul 12, 2010 02:39 PM
On my next-to-last day in La Paz, I went to see the ancient ruins of Tiwanaku, and Lake Titicaca. My hosts and I hired a taxi for the whole day--it was the only way to go. When we got to Tiwanaku, we took a little too long eating lunch, which forced us to hurry a bit visiting the ruins and the museum.
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Blog Entry Visit to Marrakech (2004-12-19 to 2004-12-20)
by Richard Stallman published Dec 20, 2004 last modified Jul 12, 2010 03:37 PM
I started writing this in the station in Rabat, after getting off the train from Marrakech. You could call it the Marrakech Express, or the Marrakech Local, because there's only one kind of train between Marrakech and Casablanca or Rabat. The trains are European, perhaps 30 years old--enough to seem less than new, but not enough to be quaint.
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What is GNU Emacs and do you want a copy?
by Richard Stallman last modified Jan 04, 2011 06:16 PM
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Blog Entry Troff document When a company asks for your copyright
by Richard Stallman published Sep 29, 2010 last modified Nov 05, 2010 09:46 AM
Companies that develop free software and release it under the GNU GPL sometimes distribute some copies of the code in other ways. If they distribute the exact same code under a different license to certain users that pay for this, typically permitting including the code in proprietary programs, we call it "selling exceptions". If they distribute some version of the code solely in a proprietary manner, we call that releasing a purely proprietary version of the program.
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Blog Entry Who does that server really serve?
by Richard Stallman published Mar 20, 2010 last modified Jun 29, 2010 12:05 PM
On the Internet, proprietary software isn't the only way to lose your freedom. Software as a Service is another way to let someone else have power over your computing.
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Why I Will Not Sign the Public Domain Manifesto
by Richard Stallman published Feb 23, 2010 last modified Jun 29, 2010 12:04 PM
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Why The Firm, Simple Declaration Against ACTA
by Richard Stallman published Jun 16, 2010 last modified May 20, 2014 12:31 PM
UPDATE: ACTA is a proposed multinational enforcement treaty. It has not been ratified by any country besides Japan, and has been rejected by the European Union. Therefore, we no longer consider ACTA a threat. But there's a new threat out there, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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