This Friday@10am: Richard Stallman of the Free Software Foundation

Richard Stallman is the Chief Gnu of the Free Software Foundation, the organization responsible for a substantial part of the utility of GNU/Linux system. He is also the intellectual father of the GNU General Public Licence, one of the most disruptive manifestos of the software age.

He will speak on:
** The Danger of Software Patents **

“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.”

10:00am on Friday Nov 2nd at the CalIT2 Auditorium. The CalIT2 building is #325 at Coordinates H-8 on the UCI Campus Map:

If coming from off-campus, directions to UC Irvine can be found here:

http://today.uci.edu/pdf/UCI_07_map_loc.pdf

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