On Oct 19 I began the first trip in many years that wasn't primarily for the sake of my work. Tania asked me to go to Bogota to be with her in her thesis presentation. I was happy that my presence was important to her, so of course I said yes. After various schedule changes, we settled finally on Oct 19 to 28. That would give me a fair amount of time after her presentation, when she would be more relaxed.
Richard Stallman visits Mexico to speak for a free software event that reinforces the need for all research and development to be free. The event, entitled "Festival GNU/Linux y Software Libre", was held at the University of Guadalajara.
Richard Stallman visits the Chinese University of Hong Kong to talk with engineering students on the issue of copyright and community. Visitors from the Hong Kong Linux User Group also attend the speech.
Stallman visited Hong Kong on a trip to the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He spoke to engineering students and the members of a Hong Kong users group. The speech was sponsored by the University of Hong Kong department of Engineering and the department of Information Engineering.
Stallman attends the second Free and Open Source Software Asia-Pacific Consultation (FOSSAP II) in Siem Reap, Cambodia. While there, he visits Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and China, speaking in each place for various organizations and universities.
As part of his trip to Cambodia, Kuala Lumpur and China, Stallman reacts to the copyright statements of the World Trade Organization.
Stallman visited Spain to participate in a roundtable discussion on installing and supporting free software in Andalusia. He then spoke in Frankfurt, Germany for the 2005 Wikimania conference on his views of copyright. There, he laid out a timeline on his views of copyright and how that has influenced projects such as Wikipedia.
Speaking for the "Primer Congreso Nacional de Software Libre," Richard Stallman took an opportunity to promote software freedoms in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Stallman then traveled to Caracas for the launch of Venezuela's newest TV news channel, Telesur. He had a slight change in schedule, meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. In Merida, Stallman's next stop in Venezuela, he spoke for the networking workshop called WALC 2005, organized by ESLARED.
For the beginning of July I went to Montreal. I had been invited for a conference on software and education, but it seems like too much of a rush to stay for just two days, and not efficient to make the trip for just one speech. So I arranged a second speech at the University of Quebec.
Stallman spoke in front of the Greens in the European Parliament in Brussels on June 2, 2005. As keynote speaker, Stallman spoke on Free Software and Software Patents, introducing the event centered on software patents in Europe.