May, June 2017: Photos from Curitiba and Brasilia
RMS was in Brazil from late May to mid-June. In addition to speaking in Belo Horizonte, on May 29th, he visited Campinas, where he gave a free-standing speech, “Your Freedom as a User of Computers and Cell Phones,” on May 31st1, at the Universidade Estadual de Campinas. The talk was organized by Alexandre Oliva, and in conjunction with Professor Islene Calciolari Garcia, and was part of a university course that has students contribute to a free software project of their choice, and then give a lightning talk on the project and their contribution to it. The speech was open to the general public and most of the people who attended, from other departments in the school, from federal institutes from neighboring cities, et al., were not formally enrolled in the class.
He then went on to Curitiba, where he was a guest of the Universidade Federal do Paraná. On June 2nd, 2017, he gave his speech “Free Software and Your Freedom” to an audience of about 370 students and professors in the school's Professor Ulysses de Campos auditorium.2a
(Photos under CC BY 2.0 and courtesy of Paulo Henrique de Lima Santana.)
Finally, he was in Brazilia for a few days, to give two speeches. The first was on June 17th, at the main stage of the arena at the Centro de Convenções Ulysses Guimarães, for the Brazilian edition of Campus Party, a week-long technology festival and hackathon and “the largest Internet and innovation event in the world.” He gave his speech “Free Software and Your Freedom” to an audience of about 500 campuseros, a lot of whom had strong connections with the GNU Project.3
(Photos under CC BY 4.0 and courtesy of Paulo Henrique de Lima Santana.)
Two days later, on June 19th, he gave his speech “Copyright vs Community”4 at the Universidade de Brasília. The talk was preceded by a round table featuring professors Ricardo Neder, Pedro Rezende, and Raquel Moraes, sociologist Pricila Normando, and economist Rodrigo Ávila, on unionization rights for the IT-professional community in Brazil.
Thank you to all those who helped make this visit possible!
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1. The speech recording will soon be posted on our audio-video archive.↩
2. The speech recording will soon be posted on our audio-video archive, with both English and Portuguese audio. You can read the post-speech interview (pt.) RMS gave to the school, as well view a brief video report the school did on the event.↩
3. You can read here the post-speech interview (pt.) RMS gave to meio&mensagem.;↩
4. The speech recording will soon be posted on our audio-video archive.↩