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Richard Stallman

Free Software. The Time for Human Rights

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, president of the Free Software Foundation and creator of the GNU operating system, saw it differently. Lecture given in 2008 during the festival NOW. Meetings in the Present Continuous.

Participants: Richard Stallman

5 April 2008