Richard Stallman Speaks On A Free Digital Society | Kent State University

Richard Stallman Speaks On A Free Digital Society

Start Date: 10/17/2015 Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Date: 10/17/2015 End Time: 3:30 PM

Kent Campus - Kent Student Center
Room: 100 (Kiva)

NEOACM and the ACM Distinguished Speaker Program in partnership with Kent State Computer Science Department are proud to bring Dr. Richard Stallman to Kent State University for the first time.  Dr. Stallman will present his non-technical speech, A Free Digital Society, which addresses the many threats to freedom in our digital society, focusing on issues of proprietary software that controls users, digital handcuffs, massive surveillance and censorship. Dr. Stallman is a software freedom activist, the founder and president of the Free Software Foundationand the main author of the GNU General Public License, the most widely used free software license (free as in "freedom").  Following the speech, there will be a Q & A session with Dr. Stallman.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. NEOACM is a non-profit organization.