Computer Science
Master course (2 years)
Event

Computing, Freedom and Privacy - Richard Stallman

21/05/2019

Richard Stallman

Speaker

Richard Stallman


Title

Computing, Freedom and Privacy


Abstract

Digital technology is developing in a way that increasingly controls and snoops on people. It denies freedom, within our computers and in the internet. What are the threats? What must we demand, for the sake of freedom and privacy?


Short Bio

Dr. Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 and started the development of the GNU operating system (see www.gnu.org) in 1984. The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU operating system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of computers today. Stallman has received the ACM Grace Hopper Award and the ACM Software and Systems Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award, and the the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several doctorates honoris causa, and has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.


When

Tuesday, May 21, 2PM


Where

DIBRIS, Università di Genova

room 506, polo valletta Puggia, via Dodecaneso 35


Host

Giuseppe Ciaccio