RMS was at the Institut Ausiàs March, in
Barcelona, on November 11th, to give his
Software Libre y tu libertad” to over 300 people.
(Photos under CC BY-SA 3.0 and courtesy of the Institue Ausiàs March.)
Later in the month, on November 26th, he was in
Seville, at the University of Seville's Escuela
Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Informática, to speak at SecAdmin, an event that
seeks to “combine system administration and information security
and provide its attendees with knowledge and opportunities for
professional development” and sharing and networking. Over 400
people attended his speech.
(Photos under CC BY-SA 3.0 and courtesy of SecAdmin.)
Then, on November 29th, RMS was in
Salamanca, to give his speech “El Software
Libre en la ética y en la práctica” to an audience of about 600
people. According to Emilio Cobos Álvarez, who organized the visit,
“free software adoption is still a ways away at the university,
where, for instance, certain compulsory courses require the use of
proprietary software to complete the corresponding work (and to pass
the course), and the use of certain Google services for mail and
authentication is completely necessary.” Free software advocates
at the school invited RMS “in the hopes that his energy and his
speech would improve free software adoption at the USAL.” As a
result of his visit, some students and professors have just formed Libre-USAL, a group that aims to
provide free alternatives within the university. Libre-USAL is still
in its incipient stages, and the members are “working on setting
up all the infrastructure, but [they] hope be able to help.”
(Photos under CC BY-SA 3.0
and courtesy of Emilio Cobos Álvarez.
More photos available here.)
And, finally, RMS ended the month speaking at the University of
Alcalá's Escuela Politécnica Superior, in Alcalá de
Henares, on November 30th.1
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1. The recording of RMS's speech at Alcalá de Henares
will soon be available in our audio-video