[UKUUG-Announce] Richard Stallman talk - Manchester (1st May)

Jane Morrison office at ukuug.org
Mon Apr 14 11:18:25 BST 2008



Free of charge evening talk organised in association with the Manchester
branches of the BCS and IET.

'Free Software in Ethics and Practice' - speaker: Richard Stallman

Thursday 1st May, 2008 - Talk starts at 6:45pm (ends approx. 8:30pm)
with refreshments from 6:15pm.

Venue:  Room D1, Renold Building, 
University of Manchester, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB

There is no need to book a place - just turn up on the night.

Abstract:

Richard Stallman will speak about the Free Software Movement,
which campaigns for freedom so that computer users can cooperate
to control their own computing activities.  The Free Software
Movement developed the GNU operating system, often erroneously
referred to as Linux, specifically to establish these freedoms.

About the speaker:

Richard Stallman launched the development of the GNU operating system
(see www.gnu.org) in 1984.  GNU is free software: everyone has the
freedom to copy it and redistribute it, as well as to make changes
either large or small.  The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU
operating system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of
computers today.  Stallman has received the ACM Grace Hopper Award, a
MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's
Pioneer award, and the the Takeda Award for Social/Economic
Betterment, as well as several honorary doctorates.
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