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Around the world with RMS

by libby Contributions Published on Oct 12, 2012 03:47 PM

by Jeanne Rasata, assistant to the president

Richard Stallman, the founder and president of the FSF, continues his work of tirelessly advocating for computer users' freedom. Over the past six months, he has traveled over eighty thousand miles by land and by air to bring the message of the free software movement to thousands of people -- students and academics, newcomers and experts, policy makers, software developers, researchers, business people, and all members of the general public interested in civil liberties and the social aspects of computing -- delivering over fifty speeches in thirty-eight cities across thirteen countries, including Sweden, Russia, France, India, Portugal, Slovenia, Croatia, Tunisia and Spain.

On his return to the United States he spoke on six college campuses: at Norwich University, at the University of Pennsylvania, at the University of Maryland, College Park, as part of the iPAC Speaker Series, at Cogswell Polytechnical College, at the John Jay College to an audience from throughout the CUNY system, including local and federal law enforcement agencies as well as local forensic and security firms, at Purdue, at the University of Chicago, and at Southern Oregon State University, as part of the Campus Theme -- this year focused on "Civility" -- speaker series, and at the Noisebridge Hackerspace, in San Francisco.

We look forward to stories and photographs from his trips to Brazil, Argentina, the United Kingdom, France, Spain, the Czech Republic, Germany, Venezuela, and Colombia. You can see photographic excerpts of some of his recent appearances on his blog at, and hear those of his speeches for which we have recordings at Please write to with any photographs you would like to share or to extend an invitation for Richard to come speak.

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