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Thursday, Feb 20, 07:00 PM @ The Great Hall @ Cooper Union
 
        

        

        

     
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The Great Hall @ Cooper Union, 7 E 7th St, New York
 
 
 
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UPDATE: Given all the interest in Dr. Stallman's talk, we've opened up extra seating and set up a simulcast just across the street. Please try to arrive early: all unclaimed seats will be opened to the public when the event begins.

The NY Tech Meetup, HuffPost Code, and Cooper Union are delighted to present a talk byDr. Richard Stallman,the founder of the GNU project (a free software, mass collaboration project) and president of the Free Software Foundation.

"A Free Digital Society"

Dr. Stallman will address the many threats to freedom in our digital society. He'll focus on issues of digital surveillance that undermine the foundations of democracy, including massive surveillance, censorship, digital handcuffs, non-free software that controls users, and the War on Sharing.

The event will be held atThe Great Hall in Cooper Union's Foundation Building on East SeventhStreet between Third and Fourth Avenues.

About Dr. Stallman:

Dr. Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 and started the development of the GNU operating system (seewww.gnu.org) 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, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award, and the the Takeda Award forSocial/Economic Betterment, as well as several doctorates honoris causa, and has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

 
 
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