Richard Stallman's blog
RMS was at the Institut Méditerranéen d'Étude et de Recherche en Informatique et Robotique (IMERIR), in Perpignan, France, on 28 October, 2011, to deliver the graduation speech, "Le logiciel libre : pratique et éthique," to the class of 2011, which was named after him.
RMS was in the Aula Magna at Stockholm University, in Stockholm, Sweden, where about a thousand people came to hear him deliver his speech "Free Software and Your Freedom," on 8 November, 2011.
RMS was in San Juan del Rio, Mexico, where several hundred people were in attendance to hear him speak, on 30 May, 2011, to give his speech "El movimiento del software libre."
RMS was in London to give his speech "A Free Digital Society," at Savoy Place, where 450 people were in attendance to hear him speak.
Here are photos taken at some of the many speeches Richard Stallman has given this year.
People who focus on minor issues are greatly exercized about the purchase of Skype by Microsoft.
FSF president and founder Richard M. Stallman is giving a video Guest Lecture and answering questions at the Free Technology Academy (FTA) campus, until May 22nd.
People outside the free software movement frequently ask about the practical advantages of free software. It is a curious question.
Companies that develop free software and release it under the GNU GPL sometimes distribute some copies of the code in other ways. If they distribute the exact same code under a different license to certain users that pay for this, typically permitting including the code in proprietary programs, we call it "selling exceptions". If they distribute some version of the code solely in a proprietary manner, we call that releasing a purely proprietary version of the program.