Australian Computer Society
EdXN Branch Forum
NICTA Big Picture Seminar and ANU Public Lecture series present: Free Software in Ethics and in Practice
The Free Software Movement campaigns for computer users' freedom to cooperate and control their own computing. The Free Software Movement developed the GNU operating system, typically used together with the kernel Linux, specifically to make these freedoms possible.
Richard Stallman will speak about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, the status and history of the GNU/Linux operating system now used by tens of millions of users world-wide, and the new risks to the freedom of computer users.
Additional Venue Information:
Australian National University (ANU)
Manning Clark Centre, see Location map GH32 ...
Note: This Event is proudly sponsored by NICTA and the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science.
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.
About this Event Venue: ANU, Manning Clark Centre, 26a Manning Clark Centre, Lecture Theatre Location map GH32
Date: Wednesday 6th October 2010
Time: 4:30pm for 5:00pm start - 7:00pm
Event Type: Education Across the Nation
Presenter: Richard Stallman
PD Hours: 2
Event Prices (Inc GST)
Non Members: $0.00
Jenalle Wei, Branch Events & Office Administrator, Australian Computer Society - Canberra
Tel: (02) 6230 1588
Fax: (02) 6230 0290
Friday, August 13, 2010
Richard Stallman in Canberra 6 October 2010
Richard Stallman will speak about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, the status and history of the GNU/Linux operating system, at the Austrlaian National University in Canberra, 6 October 2010. I had the honour of introducing Richard when he gave a talk at ANU in 2004.