Richard Stallman, fyrirlestur 7. nóvember

  • 7.11.2012, 19:30 - 20:30

Richard Stallman

Tölvunarfræðideild Háskólans í Reykjavík í samstarfi við Félag um stafrænt frelsi á Íslandi (FSFÍ) standa fyrir fyrirlestri Richard Stallman í  Háskólanum í Reykjavík (stofa M101)

  • 7. nóvember 2012 kl. 19:30


Copyright developed in the age of the printing press, and was designed to fit with the system of centralized copying imposed by the printing press.  But the copyright system does not fit well with computer networks, and only draconian punishments can enforce it.

The global corporations that profit from copyright are lobbying for draconian punishments, and to increase their copyright powers, while suppressing public access to technology.  But if we seriously hope to serve the only legitimate purpose of copyright - to promote progress, for the benefit of the public--then we must make changes in the other direction.

Short bio

* Dr. Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 and started the development of the GNU operating system (see 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 for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several honorary doctorates.