[ubuntu-uk] [Fwd: [man-lug] Richard Stallman talk - Manchester (1st May)]
j.dalley at hotmail.co.uk
Sun Apr 13 23:40:37 BST 2008
> This may be of interest to anyone on this list in the Manchester or
> surrounding area.
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> Subject: [man-lug] Richard Stallman talk - Manchester (1st May)
> Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2008 22:04:56 +0100
> From: Paul Waring <paul at xk7.net>
> To: man-lug at lists.manchester.ac.uk, fsuk-manchester at nongnu.org
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> Free of charge evening talk organised in association with the Manchester
> branches of the BCS and IET.
> 'Free Software in Ethics and Practice' - speaker: Richard Stallman
> Thursday 1st May, 2008 - Talk starts at 6:45pm (ends approx. 8:30pm)
> with refreshments from 6:15pm.
> Venue: Room D1, Renold Building,
> University of Manchester, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB
> There is no need to book a place - just turn up on the night.
> Richard Stallman will speak about the Free Software Movement,
> which campaigns for freedom so that computer users can cooperate
> to control their own computing activities. The Free Software
> Movement developed the GNU operating system, often erroneously
> referred to as Linux, specifically to establish these freedoms.
> About the speaker:
> 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.
> Paul Waring
> ManLUG WWW Pages: http://www.manlug.mcc.ac.uk/
> Tony Arnold, IT Security Coordinator, University of Manchester,
> IT Services Division, Kilburn Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL.
> T: +44 (0)161 275 6093, F: +44 (0)870 136 1004, M: +44 (0)773 330 0039
> E: tony.arnold at manchester.ac.uk, H: http://www.man.ac.uk/Tony.Arnold
Sorry if this is forward, but do you know what was said to get him to do this talk?
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