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The ACM@PSU Presents: Richard Stallman - Free Software and Your Freedom

Portland State University - Native American Student and Community Center
710 SW Jackson St
Portland, Oregon 97201, US (map)



Abstract: The Free Software Movement campaigns for computer users' freedom to cooperate and control their own computing. The Free Software Movement developed the GNU operating system, typically used with the Linux kernel, specifically to make these freedoms possible.

The Portland State University Chapter of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Computer Science Department are proud to welcome Richard Stallman to PSU for this general-interest talk. Mr. Stallman is the father of the free software movement and the concept of 'copyleft', the original author of GNU Emacs, the GNU Compiler Collection, and many of the utilities used in the GNU/Linux operating system.

This event is free and open to the general public. Mr. Stallman will be available for a brief Q&A session following the talk.

Doors open at 7pm, the talk begins at 7:30pm.