On November 8, The Department of Computer and Systems Sciences at Stockholm University will be hosting FOSS Stockholm  and their guest Richard M Stallman who will give a talk about Free Software.  Richard Stallman launched the free software movement, started the development of the GNU operating system  and is the founder of Free Software Foundation.

The Free Software Movement campaigns for computer users' freedom to cooperate and control their own computing. The Free Software Movement developed the GNU operating system, typically used together with the kernel Linux, specifically to make these freedoms possible.

GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, as well as to make changes either large or small. 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, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer Award, and the the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several honorary doctorates.

Time: 8 November, 2011, 18:00-20:30

Place: Aula Magna, Stockholm University, main campus in Fresacti