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The Free Software Movement and the GNU/Linux Operating System
Monday, August 25, 2008 from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM (CDT)
The Free Software Movement
GNU/Linux Operating System
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.
About Richard Stallman:
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.
Doors open for seating at 6:00 PM and remaining seats will be released at 6:20 PM. The talk will begin at 6:30 and questions from the audience will follow the talk. Bring a printout of your event recipt as your admission ticket.
Parking may be difficult, so be sure to get there early to find a parking spot in time. You can park at the HCC Central Campus parking garage and walk over to the SJAC building. You are welcome to use any of the student parking locations as indicated on the HCC Central Campus Map
You can park in the parking garage in the 2nd-5th floors as indicated on the map below:
Due to the expected large turnout, no food or drinks will be available.
Richard Stallman is also speaking at Rice on 8/26: