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March through May 2015 - Quezón City, Iligan, Yangon, Mandalay, Lyon

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Jun 01, 2015 08:06 AM

Here are some photographic excerpts of a few of the trips RMS has taken in the past few months.

He was in Quezón City, Philippines, on March 25th, 2015, to give his speech, "A Brave GNU World," to a packed room as part of RightsCon Southeast Asia:

(Photo under CC BY-ND and courtesy of EngageMedia.) Iligan, Philippines, on March 30th, to give a speech on computing, freedom, and privacy at Mindanao State University:

(Photos under CC BY-ND and courtesy of Bobby Timonera.) Myanmar — his first visit to the country — to speak in Yangon on April 2nd and in Mandalay on April 7th. The visit was a great success, with The Myanmar Times' Stuart Alan Becker saying

Richard Stallman's speeches in Yangon and at Mandalay University caused a lot of young people in Myanmar to take a second look at the trends taking place in the online world. In a country where the migration to mobile technology is happening at great speed, Stallman's message was something most of them had never heard: an activism in favor of user's control. The people who listened to Richard were exposed — some for the first time — to the notion that profit motivated companies impose restrictions and limit choices. With FSF's resources, I think some of them were opened to a new world of possibility.

(Photos under CC BY-ND and courtesy of Stuart Alan Becker.)

...and in Lyon, France, on May 14th, to speak at the European Lab's fifth forum for an audience of hundreds:

(Photos under CC BY-ND and courtesy of Marion Bornaz.)

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Thank you to everyone who helped make these visits possible!

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