Controversial software freedom activist to speak at the U of M on Oct. 21

Controversial free software advocate Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation and the GNU project, will speak at the University of Minnesota at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in room 175, Willey Hall, 225 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public. Stallman is the main author of the most widely used free software license, the GNU General Public License. Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and CEO Steve Ballmer have publicly criticized the GNU General Public License and some software companies have likened it to a virus that will "destroy the software industry." Read more>>

October 10, 2008