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Quoting Jacob Beauregard <[log in to unmask]>:
> Gary must be (...)
> Gary Johnson wrote:
> > The big Emacsen-wrangler himself.
> > ~Gary
> > FYI. At Champlain College. --Sean Wang
> > -------- Original Message --------
> >> *From:* Trono, John A.
> >> *Sent:* Monday, April 14, 2008 9:45 AM
> >> *To:* Faculty Mailing List; Class of 2006 Mailing List; Class of 2007
> >> Mailing List; Class of 2008 Mailing List; Class of 2009 Mailing List
> >> *Subject:* Richard Stallman speaking on 4/17/2008 ...
> >> Copyright versus Community
> >> in the Age of Computer Networks
> >> Richard Stallman
> >> Cheray Science Hall 101 ,AB�� 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
> >> direction.
> >> 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.
CSSA Professional Development Chair