[sf-lug] happy software freedom day!
sverma at sfsu.edu
Sat Sep 15 09:16:10 PDT 2007
jim stockford wrote:
> today is software freedom day. talk it up with someone new to
> the idea.
> Richard Stallman was in the SF area recently pitching the four
> freedoms, which go something like this, software we use should
> * The freedom to run the program, for any purpose (freedom 0).
> * The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to
> your needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition
> for this.
> * The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your
> neighbor (freedom 2).
> * The freedom to improve the program, and release your
> improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits
> (freedom 3). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
> The bullets above are from:
> The link below gets you in touch with the group that
> tries to coordinate software freedom day activities
> world wide:
> Stallman emphasized that schools in particular should adopt the
> principles and use only free and open source software, partly
> wrt the ethics, partly to encourage those kids interested to become
> good coders (to become a good coder you have to read lots of
> code and write lots of code).
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Our event was on Thursday, September 13th. The entire day was a great
success and a lot of fun. Link to photos on
We also had a video crew to videotape two talks: Zak Greant from Mozilla
Foundation and Richard Stallman from Free Software Foundation. I'll post
links once the videos have been transcoded into their free (and maybe
Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Information Systems
San Francisco State University
San Francisco CA 94132 USA
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