Speck&Tech 63.0 "Digital Freedom"

Dear Speckers,

As a warm-up for the 16th edition of the ICT Days, we are collaborating with the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science (DISI) of the University of Trento to bring you a unique point of view from a pioneer of computer science.

Access to the venue will be granted solely to people possessing a regular ticket that will be scanned at the entrance of the Auditorium of the Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia. If you can't physically attend, a full recording will be published a few days later on our website. Please find below our keynote speaker:


Software libero and freedom in the 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. Computers for voting make election results untrustworthy.
Other threats come from the use of web services. Finally, we have no assured right to make any particular use of the Internet; every activity is precarious, permitted only as long as companies are willing to cooperate with our doing it.
All of these threats originate more or less in the use of nonfree software. That is why free software is the first battle in the liberation of cyberspace.


Dr. Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 and started the development of the GNU operating system in 1984. GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy and redistribute it, with or without changes. The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU operating system with Linux as the kernel, 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 Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as many doctorates honoris causa, and has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.

Watch out once again: this event won't be held at Impact Hub Trentino but at the Auditorium of the Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia.

This initiative is part of the ICT Days events and is powered by Openmove.
Another event on 6G networks will follow on Wednesday, April 17. Tickets can already be booked here: https://bit.ly/speck63_1

The booking period for this event is over.

Where does the event happen? Auditorium di Lettere, Via Tommaso Gar, 14, 38122 Trento TN

When does the event happen?
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