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NOW 2008

Free Software

The Time for Human Rights

Debate

Lecture by Richard Stallman, president of the Free Software Foundation and creator of the GNU operating system.

 

While computers have become an essential part of our lives, new questions are being raised over who controls what our computers do and what are we allowed to do with them. These are political issues of the first order that have been resolved for the moment to satisfy the interests of large corporations. Some governments tell us that these interests should define our ethics in the knowledge and information society. Richard Stallman, founder of the free software movement, sees it differently.

Participants: Richard Stallman

This activity is part of NOW. April 2008, NOW 2008

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