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May/June 2012: In Florianopolis and at Porto Alegre's Palácio Piratini

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Jan 28, 2013 10:25 AM

RMS was at the "II Fórum Mundial de Educação Profissional e Tenológica: Democratização, Emancipaçao e Sustentabilidade" in Florianopolis, to deliver his speech "Free Software and Your Freedom," on May 30th, and, on the 31st, to speak on the "The Free Software Movement: Appropriation, Designing and Use" panel, in front of about 500 students, professors, researchers, government workers, and union members. His message was simple: "For ethical education, the software used must be livre, and the teaching materials must be livre too."

(Photos under CC BY-SA 3.0 and courtesy of Marcela Lin.)

RMS was in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, on June 4th, for a celebration to mark the first anniversary of the Digital Office of the State Government, the 40th of the Companhia de Processamento de Dados do RS, the 25th of the Science and Technology Department of Rio Grande do Sul, and 70th of the Science and Technology Foundation. He delivered his speech "A Free Digital Society," at the Palácio Piratini, the gubernatorial palace, to a room of about 200 students, bloggers, journalists, government and civil-society representatives, and about 500 more people who tuned in over a live stream.

(Photos under CC BY-SA 3.0 and courtesy of the Gabinete Digital.)

Many thanks to Prof. Golberi de Salvador Ferreira, in Florianopolis, and to Fabricio Solagna and Lincoln de Sousa, in Porto Alegre, for helping make this visit possible!

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