[clug] Reminder: Richard Stallman

David Tulloh david.tulloh at infaze.com.au
Tue Oct 12 08:41:05 GMT 2004

There are two public seminars being given.
The seminars are on tommorow, Wednesday 13 October 2004.  At least one 
has been advertised here before.
Both are at the Coombs Extension Theatre (bldg #8a) Fellows Road, ANU

1.00 - 2.00pm (tea and coffee afterwards)
RSVP: nissl at anu.edu.au

Richard Stallman will explain how software patents obstruct software
development. Software patents cover software ideas, and restrict the
development of software, so that every design decision brings a risk of
getting sued. Patents in other fields restrict factories, but software
patents restrict every computer user. Economic research shows that they
even retard progress.

full details: http://law.anu.edu.au/nissl/stallman.pdf

The Free Software Movement and the GNU/Linux Operating System
Time: 	4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

World renowned guru of the Free Software Movement, Richard Stallman, wil 
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. The lecture will last approximately 1.5 hours with ample 
time for discussion. This lecture is hosted by the National Institute of 
Engineering and Information Sciences and the Australian Computer 
Society. Richard Stallman has been brought to Australia by the 2004 
Builder Conference.

full details: http://ni.anu.edu.au/natinst/institute_events.asp?aaid=57

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