Richard Stallman reflects upon the goals and philosophy of free software

14 June 2018
Richard Stallman, an American free software movement activist often known as RMS, will be giving a talk in Spanish on 18 of June entitled “Free software in ethics and practice”, which will analise the goals and philosophy of free software.

The non-technical conference is organised by Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), the Facultat d'Informàtica de Barcelona and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), and will be held in the Auditorium Vèrtex. Stallman will also speak the status and the history of the GNU operating system.

Stallman launched the GNU Project in September 1983 to create a Unix-like computer operating system composed entirely of free software. With this, he also launched the free software movement. He has been the GNU project's lead architect and organizer, and developed a number of pieces of widely used GNU software including, among others, the GNU Compiler Collection, the GNU Debugger and the GNU Emacs text editor. In October 1985, he founded the Free Software Foundation.

Stallman pioneered the concept of copyleft, which uses the principles of copyright law to preserve the right to use, modify and distribute free software, and is the main author of free software licenses, which describe those terms, most notably the GNU General Public License (GPL), the most widely used free software license


Date: 18 June 2018- 18:00

Venue: Auditorium UPC (Vèrtex building). Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya –Dulcet Street 3, 08034 Barcelona

Organisation: FIB-UPC and Barcelona Supercomputing Center

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