The big Emacsen-wrangler himself.
FYI. At Champlain College. --Sean Wang
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> *From:* Trono, John A.
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> *Subject:* Richard Stallman speaking on 4/17/2008 ...
> Copyright versus Community
> in the Age of Computer Networks
> Richard Stallman
> Cheray Science Hall 101 ,AB–(B 4:30pm on April 17^th , 2008
> 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
> Richard Stallman launched the development of the GNU operating system
> (see www.gnu.org <www.gnu.htm>) 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 Takeda Award for Social/Economic
> Betterment, as well as several honorary doctorates.