Invitation to seminar: Richard Stallman and the Free Software Movement

Students and employees at SDU are invited to this unique opportunity to meet Richard Stallman.

 

The event takes place May 7th  at 16.00 in Seminar Room 170.  The available seats are limited and registration follows the concept: first come first serve. 


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 is known as a legend within the world of GNU/Linux.

 

Richard Stallman has founded the Free Software Foundation and is, among other things, known as the progenitor of the GNU manifest and GNU Emacs, GCC and GDB.

 

The 65 years-old programmer, philosopher and activist has dedicated his life to expatiate and practice openness and transparency in the digital society. Especially within free software, which gives the user the control over the program.


Richard Stallman will speak about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, and the status and history of the GNU operating system, which in combination with the kernel Linux is now used by tens of millions of users world-wide.


Stallman is visiting Denmark in May where he will be givning lecture at multiple universities. He will begin at the University of Aalborg, and then moves along to Odense and Copenhagen.

 

Snacks and refreshments will be served.

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