[sf-lug] Brazil president at FISL10

toya toya at linefeed.org
Fri Jul 17 10:44:56 PDT 2009


I would like to share this:

I was at the 10th edition of Free Software International Forum (FISL) in
Brazil and was one of the luckies who got to see President Lula speech.

He spoke about free software in Brazil and how it is important for the
country. He remembered the time (when he was first elected - he is at
his second mandate now) when people met him at his house to discuss the
adoption and support of Free Software by his government. He also spoke
about an internet law project in Brazil that would restrict freedom on
the internet condemning it - one more case on the battle around the
world against the criminalization of internet users and sharing files on
the internet.

This was an important thing for the free software community world wide
as John Maddog Hall points out at his post for linux magazine:

Meeting the President of Brazil at FISL 10

The translation of the speech can be found here:

To add, at this recent interview with Stallman on the current state of
GNU/Linux, he mention about his conversation with Lula:


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