Computing, Freedom and Privacy
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?
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.
Tuesday, May 21, 2PM
DIBRIS, Università di Genova
room 506, polo valletta Puggia, via Dodecaneso 35