[LINK] Richard Stallman on Free Software and Copyright in Australia

Tom Worthington tom.worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Sep 28 13:57:50 EST 2010

Richard Stallman is in Australia presenting talks on Free Software and 
Copyright: HOBART 30 September and 1 October, Canberra 6 October, 
WOLLONGONG 12 October, PERTH 19 October, ADELAIDE 21 October.

At the the World Computer Congress 2010 in Brisbane last week I noticed 
a long line of people waiting to get into Richard's talk, so don't 
forget to book for these events. Links in my blog post: 

Richard is also presenting a free Emacs Lisp Programming Workshop at the 
ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science in Canberra, 5 October 
2010. Bookings are required:

"This workshop will teach you how to extend GNU Emacs by writing Emacs 
Lisp programs. It is an opportunity to learn Lisp through using it, as 
well as an opportunity to learn to extend Emacs."

Prerequisites: "No knowledge of Lisp is required. However, delegates 
should be conversant with Emacs."

REGISTER NOW: https://apollo.anu.edu.au/default.asp?pid=5081
What: Emacs Lisp Programming Workshop
When: Tue 5 October
Time: 9.00am - 1.30pm
Who: Richard Stallman
Where: Computer Lab N115, Computer Science and Information Technology 
Building, ANU
Map Ref: http://campusmap.anu.edu.au/displaybldg.asp?no=108

The College of Engineering and Computer Science is hosting a FREE 
workshop presented by Richard Stallman. All are welcome, however, 
preference is given to:

1. CECS staff and students (incl NICTA adjuncts)
2. Australian Computer Society members (20 seats)
3. Rest of ANU

Places are limited. You *must* register online in order to secure your 
seat, and for catering purposes.

*Note that if you do not register, you will not gain entry.*
RSVP online by Thu 30 September 2010: 

Computers and guest accounts are available in N115 OR You may choose to 
bring your own laptop. Technical staff will be on hand to assist.


9.00-11.00am - Part 1 of workshop
11.00-11.30am - Morning tea
11.30-1.30 - Part 2 of workshop
1.30 CLOSE

*Richard Stallman is in Canberra to deliver the NICTA/ANU/ACS Big 
Picture Seminar on Wed 6 October. While here he is also conducting a 
workshop for ANU invited guests.


Richard Stallman launched the development of the GNU operating system 
(see www.gnu.org) in 1984. GNU is free software: everyone has the 
freedom to copy it and redistribute it, as well as to make changes 
either large or small. 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 for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several 
honorary doctorates.

Tom Worthington FACS CP HLM, TomW Communications Pty Ltd. t: 0419496150
PO Box 13, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia  http://www.tomw.net.au
Adjunct Senior Lecturer, School of Computer Science, The
Australian National University http://cs.anu.edu.au/courses/COMP7310/

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