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November 2016: Photos from Barcelona, Seville, Salamanca, Alcalá de Henares

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Dec 29, 2016 12:31 AM

RMS was at the Institut Ausiàs March, in Barcelona, on November 11th, to give his speech
“El 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

Please fill out our contact form, so that we can inform you about future events in and around Barcelona, Seville, Salamanca, and Alcalá de Henares. Please see www.fsf.org/events for a full list of all of RMS's confirmed engagements, and contact rms-assist@gnu.org if you'd like him to come speak.

Thank you to the organizers for having hosted RMS!


1. The recording of RMS's speech at Alcalá de Henares will soon be available in our audio-video archive.
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