Speaking for the second time in two days at Williams College, Richard Stallman will talk about the Danger of Software Patents. Exact location of speech: Thompson Chemistry Laboratory Room 123 (also known as Wege Auditorium) Williams College (47 Lab Campus Drive, Williamstown, MA) <http://www.williams.edu/home/campusmap/> Sector E on map contains Thompson Chemistry
Richard Stallman will speak for an audience of faculty, students and community members of Williams College in Williamstown, MA. Stallman will be visiting Wiliams College under a program called the Class of 60s Scholar Program. This is the first part of a two-day speaking engagement. Exact location of speech: Thompson Chemistry Laboratory Room 123 (also known as Wege Auditorium) Williams College (47 Lab Campus Drive, Williamstown, MA) <http://www.williams.edu/home/campusmap/> Sector E on map contains Thompson Chemistry
The Massachusetts Senate Post Audit Committee has called for hearing to take place in hearing room A1 at the State House in Boston (on Beacon Street, look for the gold dome) regarding adoption of the OpenDocument format.
Richard will be speaking at the School of Law at Boston University regarding the copyleft and copyright movements. BU Law School: 765 Commonwealth Avenue Boston, MA The above address is actually a plaza in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Walk through the Plaza (toward the river), going through the archways and down a few steps: the very tall building to the left is the Law Tower, and the law school auditorium is in the attached short building next to it. By MBTA (the "T" subway system): Take the "B" Green Line (towards Boston College) to the BU Central T stop. This lets you off immediately in front of the MLK Jr. Plaza.
The Free Software Foundation is offering a seminar on the GPL and Legal Aspects of Free Software Development, at Columbia University Law School in New York City, NY, featuring Eben Moglen, Daniel Ravicher, and David Turner. The seminar will last one full day, including breakfast and lunch. Full details will be posted over the course of the next few days. E-mail email@example.com if you are interested in receiving the updates by e-mail as they are posted. The cost is $500 for registrations on or before August 31, or $600 after that.
See if a Software Freedom Day event is being held in your area! 85 teams worldwide have registered to host an event.
Richard Stallman will be speaking on "Copyright vs. Community" at the first international Wikimedia Conference (Wikimania 2005) in Frankfurt, Germany. The public is welcomed to attend, but registration is required on the Wikimania website. The three-day conference pass is 50 Euros and a one-day pass is 20 Euros. There is no special charge for the Stallman speech. The speech will be in English with simulataneous translations into Spanish and Italian.
On the last leg of his Venezuelan journey, Richard Stallman will be speaking in Caracas about "El Software Libre y el Sistema Operativo GNU/Linux" ("Free Software and the GNU/Linux Operating System"). The speech, given in Spanish, will be for the Primer Congreso Nacional de Sofware Libre, a nation-wide Venezuelan event to promote the power and benefits of Free Software. Registration is required, and the cost is approximately $9 USD/students, $23 USD/professionals.
As part of the the ESLARED WALC 2005 conference sponsored by the Universidad de los Andes, Richard Stallman will be giving a second speech on July 25, 2005 entitled "GNU and the Free Software Movement" from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Registration is required, and the event is open to attendees of the ESLARED WALC 2005 conference.
Sponsored by the Universidad de los Andes, ESLARED WALC 2005 is an annual IT professionals conference in Mérida, Venezuela. The event takes place from July 25-29, 2005. Richard Stallman will be giving a speech at the conference entitled "Free Software in the Age of Networks" on July 25, 2005, from 11:30am to 12:30pm. The speech will be given in Spanish, and registrants of this ESLARED WALC conference are able to attend.
El Software Libre y el Sistema Operativo GNU/Linux (Free Software and the GNU/Linux Operating System)
As part of nation-wide Venezuelan event to promote the benefits of the GNU/Linux OS and software freedoms, Richard Stallman will be giving a speech in Spanish entitled "El Software Libre y el Sistema Operativo GNU/Linux" ("Free Software and the GNU/Linux Operating System") at the Primer COngreso Nacional de Software Libre. The Stallman portion of the conference is free. The rest of the event costs approximately $10 USD for students and $35 USD for all others, registration required. Stallman will be speaking in the afternoon, from 3:30pm until approximately 5:00pm. The address for the speech is Av 3Y (San Martin) Centro Comercial Villa Ines. Maracaibo, Estado Zulia
The Free Software, Free Society (FSFS) Conference, organized by Government and civil society organizations from Brazil, Italy, Venezuela and India, is scheduled for 28-30 May 2005 in the Southern Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), the capital of the province of Kerala. The Conference is primarily an attempt to initiate a South-South-North dialogue on the use of Free Software as a useful paradigm for non-software realms and its role as an instrument for development. In the process, the countries involved will share their perspective and experiences in using Free Software.
Richard Stallman will speak at the University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. N.W., Science Theatre ST140, Calgary, Alberta, T2N 1N4, Canada. Admission is $20.00, or free for CUUG (Calgary Unix Users Group) members. Admission is free for students and for people who cannot afford the fee. Doors open at 18:30.
Richard Stallman will speak at Hall 11, National Palace of Culture, Bulgaria Square, Sofia, Bulgaria. The event is open to the public, but advance registration is required. The speech will be in English.
Richard Stallman will be speaking in the Engineering Auditorium of the University of Pittsburgh. The event is open to the public, no advance registration required.
All FSF associate members are welcome to join FSF leadership and staff for a day of presentations and conversation.
Richard Stallman will be speaking at the Franklin Pierce Law Center, 2 White Street, Concord, NH, 03301 in the Rich Room. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. The times below are for the larger event, "Current Developments in the Open Source and Free Software Movements". Stallman will be speaking in the morning, from 10:00am to 11:15am. Stallman describes his speech as, "People often ask whether the ideals of the Free Software Movement apply to anything other than software. In this talk I will explain how I have extended them to additional kinds of works, and where I think they do not extend."
David Turner will be coming from Boston to give a talk about Free Software on Thursday March 24, 2005 at 4:15pm at Bishop's University in the Nichols Building Room 4. He'll explain what Free Software is, and why it is important. David will show how Free Software has changed the world of computing, and has started to spread into other areas of western culture. Finally, he'll discuss how people can get started using and writing Free Software. The talk will last about an hour. After David speaks he will open it up for questions and answers. The talk is open to anyone willing to come and listen and be respectful, so don't hesitate to come and/or bring friends.
RMS will be heard on the MIT radio show, "Dinnertime Sampler". The show will be broadcast on WMBR 88.1 FM in Cambridge, MA. It will also be webcast and an audio recording will be available in OGG format after the broadcast date. The webcast can be heard during the broadcast time at <http://www.wmbr.org/?p=listen>.
Richard Stallman will speak in the Conference Hall of the Al Assad National Library in Ommayad Square. Registration is free but is required.