[LINK] Richard Stallman on Free Software and Copyright in Australia
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
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.
PROGRAM: TUE 5 OCTOBER
9.00-11.00am - Part 1 of workshop
11.00-11.30am - Morning tea
11.30-1.30 - Part 2 of workshop
*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
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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