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Submitted by johns. on 2005-10-19 05:24 PM. RMS
Stallman visited Spain to participate in a roundtable discussion on installing and supporting free software in Andalusia. He then spoke in Frankfurt, Germany for the 2005 Wikimania conference on his views of copyright. There, he laid out a timeline on his views of copyright and how that has influenced projects such as Wikipedia.
Submitted by johns. on 2005-09-30 01:06 PM. RMS
Speaking for the "Primer Congreso Nacional de Software Libre," Richard Stallman took an opportunity to promote software freedoms in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Stallman then traveled to Caracas for the launch of Venezuela's newest TV news channel, Telesur. He had a slight change in schedule, meeting with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. In Merida, Stallman's next stop in Venezuela, he spoke for the networking workshop called WALC 2005, organized by ESLARED.
Submitted by johns. on 2005-09-20 06:06 PM. RMS
For the beginning of July I went to Montreal. I had been invited for a conference on software and education, but it seems like too much of a rush to stay for just two days, and not efficient to make the trip for just one speech. So I arranged a second speech at the University of Quebec.
Submitted by johns. on 2005-08-03 05:11 PM. RMS
Stallman spoke in front of the Greens in the European Parliament in Brussels on June 2, 2005. As keynote speaker, Stallman spoke on Free Software and Software Patents, introducing the event centered on software patents in Europe.
Submitted by johns. on 2005-07-14 05:29 PM. RMS
Stopping first at the National Taiwan University, Stallman gave a speech to 200 Computer Science students who had only been slightly exposed to free software. He then moved on to the Institute of Information Science, Academia Sinica in Taipei, participating in a panel discussion on "Copyright vs. Community in the Age of Computer Networks" for copyright researchers, their assistants, and legal scholars. The final speech of the trip took place at the National Center for High-Performance Computing (NCHPC) in Xinzhu. For NCHPC scientists, engineers, university faculty and students, Stallman gave a speech entitled "The Free Software Movement and the GNU/Linux Operating System."
Submitted by johns. on 2005-06-01 03:11 PM. RMS
A whirlwind trip around Spain in late April brought Stallman to places such as Granada, Ourense, Vigo, Galicia, La Coruna, Madrid, Castellon and Valencia. In La Coruna and in Castellon, he met with Computer Science students. Madrid's Fundacion Conocimiento Libre (Free Knowledge Foundation) named Stallman an "Honor's Patron" and invited him to give a speech there. He visited Spain coming directly from Sofia, Bulgaria, and he leaves immediately after for Bologna, Italy.
Submitted by johns. on 2005-05-26 10:40 AM. RMS
Stallman visits The Alhambra in Spain during a trip to the University of Granada.
Submitted by johns. on 2005-05-13 05:24 PM. RMS
For an open audience of university students and the public interested in Free Software, Stallman attended a videoconference in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Submitted by johns. on 2005-03-15 05:23 PM. RMS
In late February, when I mentioned to people in Europe that I was soon going to Syria, they were worried for me. They thought that the tension resulting from the US decision to blame Syria for the assassination of Hariri would somehow make visiting Syria dangerous.
Submitted by johns. on 2005-02-22 11:58 AM. RMS
I arrived at Delhi at 3am on a flight that had been delayed by an hour and a half. I had expected to do a lot of work on the flight, but I was unexpectedly drowsy and nodded off for a few hours. When I arrived at the airport, the wait for passport control was only 20 minutes, and I spent part of the time explaining free software to another passenger who was curious about it. My bag was already in the carousel when I reached it, so I exited into the terminal and passed along the line of people holding up signs. None had my name on it. The person who was supposed to meet me was not there.

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