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November 2016: Photos from Lisbon

by Jeanne Rasata Contributions Published on Nov 30, 2016 09:27 AM

RMS was in Lisbon, Portugal, this month to give a stand-alone speech, “Should We Have More Surveillance Than the USSR?”1, hosted by the Núcleo de Alunos de Ciência Política (the political-science students' group), at the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE), on November 10th. FSF member and the event organizer Daniel Sousa underscored the advantage of being able to reach such a broad audience, especially in light of the how Portugal's “most recent governments have been taking measures that are quite Orwellian for fighting tax evasion”2:

(Photo under CC BY-SA 3.0 and courtesy of Diana Ramos.)

…and to take part in Web Summit (2016-11-07–10), a technology marketplace. RMS was one of the six hundred speakers and gave his speech “Reclaim Your Freedom with Free (Libre) Software” to an audience of about a thousand developers and engineers:

(Photo under CC BY-SA 3.0 and courtesy of Diana Ramos.)

Please fill out our contact form, so that we can inform you about future events in and around Lisbon. Please see for a full list of all of RMS's confirmed engagements, and contact if you'd like him to come speak.

Thank you to the Web Summit organizers and to Daniel Sousa for having made these appearances possible!

1. The recording of RMS's ISCTE speech will be available in our audio-video archive soon.
2. See example here (en.) and here (pt.).
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