Richard Stallman: Free Software and your freedom

5 dicembre 2016 @ Ingegneria, Aula Magna U. Dini

“Ingegneria Senza Frontiere – Pisa ONLUS”: presents the conference: “Free Software and your freedom”.

Time and location: Monday 5th December, Great Hall U. Dini University of Pisa – School of Engineering, Largo Lucio Lazzarino, 1 Pisa. Participation is open to all.

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.

Dr. Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 and started the development of the GNU operating system (see in 1984.  GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, with or without changes.  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 and the ACM Software and Systems 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 doctorates honoris causa, and has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame


  • 16:00 ISF-Pisa – The association and its projects
  • 16:15 Richard StallmanFree Software and your freedom”. The Free Software Movement campaigns for computer users’ freedom to cooperate and control their own computing. The Free Software Movement developed the GNU operating system, typically used together with the kernel Linux, specifically to make these freedoms possible.
  • Talks will be followed by questions from the audience.


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