Dr. Richard Stallman, President and Founder of the Free Software Foundation lecture
- Monday, February 11, 2019 from 4:15pm to 6:15pm
- Norm Asbjornson Hall, Inspiration Hall - view map
Abstract—The Free Software Movement campaigns for computer users' free-dom 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. Bring cash so you can buy FSF merchandise!
Biography—Dr. Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 and started the de-velopment of the GNU operating system (see www.gnu.org) in 1984. GNU is free software: every-one has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, with or without changes. The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU operating system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of computers to-day. Stallman has received the ACM Grace Hopper Award and the ACM Software and Systems 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 doctorates honoris causa, and has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.
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