The School of Computer Science will be hosting Richard Stallman at the University of Lincoln on the 29th November, where he will be giving an evening colloqium titled “A Free Digital Society”
There are many threats to freedom in the digital society. They include massive surveillance, censorship, digital handcuffs, nonfree software that controls users, and the War on Sharing. Other threats come from use of web services. Finally, we have no positive right to do anything in the Internet; every activity is precarious, and can continue only as long as companies are willing to cooperate with it.
Richard Stallman’s speech will be nontechnical, admission is free. The talk is open to all staff, students and members of the public, and we encourage everyone to attend. The lecture will take place at 6pm in Jackson Lecture Theatre, Main Administrative Building on 29/11/2013. There will also be a stall selling FSF and GNU related items.
Registration is optional, but highly encourage to allow us to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend.