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- Venezuela, Colombia and Mexico (2004-11-15 to 2004-12-01) — by Richard Stallman — 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.
- Get referral gifts from the Free Software Foundation — by Matt Lee — last modified Dec 05, 2007 08:40 AM
- If you are an FSF associate member, a way to contribute further is by recruiting others to join and support our work. Spreading the word about our work, and how FSF members enable us to do our work, is help that we appreciate.
- Bali (2004-10-24 to 2004-10-31) — by Richard Stallman — last modified Jul 12, 2010 03:15 PM
- It was horribly hot in Denpasar when I arrived, just as it had been in Java, Malaysia, and Singapore. But I expected it to be comfortable in Ubud, which is at a higher elevation. I arranged to stay in a really nice home-stay place, where I stayed the previous time, around 7 years ago. I was comfortable there without air conditioning on my previous visit.
- Lessig Book Offer Extended — by Matt Lee — last modified Dec 17, 2004 05:40 PM
- We are continuing to mail complimentary copies of Free Culture to our members.
- Australia, Malaysia, Jakarta (2004-10-03 to 2004-10-22) — by Richard Stallman — last modified Jul 12, 2010 03:11 PM
- I was invited to Australia so as to speak at the Builder conference, which was canceled shortly before I got there (but they had already bought my tickets). This did not mean the visit was wasted, since I had arranged 9 other speeches. The Australian Senate had attached some conditions to the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement, and it looked like the US might reject the treaty as a result, which would give Australia a second chance to escape. I arranged to give several speeches about the danger of software patents.
- Two Hours from Death? (2004-09-28 to 2004-10-02) — by Richard Stallman — last modified Jul 12, 2010 03:08 PM
- A week ago my plan was to give two speeches in Amsterdam on Wednesday Sep 29, then go to Paris on Sep 30. But in Geneva I learned that there was an e-Democracy conference in Paris on Sep 30 at which it would be useful for me to speak. Francis Muguet was organizing my participation, but it turned out on Tuesday that the only time I could speak was the morning.