Computing, Freedom and Privacy

Dec 3rd, 2019 2:00 pm   through   4:00 pm
Talk
70 pesos
Richard Stallman

Richard Stallman will describe the fix. A key initiator of the free software movement and founder of the Free Software Foundation, he is on a lecture tour in Mexico. His talk will address the many threats to freedom in our digital society including surveillance and censorship.  He’ll also speak to use of computers in voting and risks of using the cloud and other services.

Dr. Stallman started the free software movement in 1983.  He initiated development of the GNU operating system which anyone can freely copy and distribute.  Combined with the Linux system, it is used on millions of computers.  Among his prizes and honorary doctorates is a MacArthur Fellowship, Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award, and induction into the Internet Hall of Fame.

Given challenges to net neutrality, press freedom, and to our own freedom and privacy, the stakes we face in using the internet are enormous.

Sala Quetzal
La Biblioteca Publica, Rejoj 50A, Centro
San Miguel de Allende, GUA 37700
Mexico