The XV LNF Spring School "Bruno Touschek"


Richard Matthew Stallman

(President, Free Software Foundation)

Free Software in Ethics and in Practice

Tuesday May 11th, 6:30pm
Scuderie Aldobrandini - Frascati (RM)

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.

Video of Stallman's Speech (Italian)
Video of Stallman's Speech (English)

Richard Stallman launched the development of the GNU operating system (see 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.

No registration to the School is requested to attend the Colloquium.
Participation is free and open to everyone.

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