[OxLUG Announce] Richard Stallman in London (23rd March)

Alasdair G Kergon oxlug@lists.compsoc.net
Fri, 26 Feb 99 21:50:38 GMT


http://www.ukuug.org/lugs/RS.shtml

                             UK UNIX User Group

                              The GNU Project
                                    and
                           The GNU / LINUX System

                          by Dr. Richard Stallman

            on Tuesday 23rd March, 1999 at 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m.

                         The Commonwealth Institute
                 Commonwealth Conference and Events Centre

                          Kensington High Street
                              London W8 6NQ

     Richard Stallman will speak about the goals, philosophy, history,
     methods, status and future plans of the GNU Project, which started
     in 1984 to develop a free software operating system compatible with
     Unix. GNU/Linux, a modified version of this operating system that
     uses Linux as the kernel, is now used by millions of people.

     Biography: Richard Stallman is the founder of the GNU project,
     launched in 1984 to develop the free operating system GNU (an
     acronym for "GNU's Not Unix"), and thereby give computer users the
     freedom that most of them have lost. GNU is free software: everyone
     is free to copy it and redistribute it, as well as to make changes
     either large or small. Today, Linux-based variants of the GNU
     system, based on the kernel Linux developed by Linus Torvalds, are
     in widespread use. There are estimated to be over 10 million users
     of GNU/Linux systems today.

     Richard Stallman is the principal author of the GNU C Compiler, a
     portable optimizing compiler which was designed to support diverse
     architectures and multiple languages. The compiler now supports
     over 30 different architectures and 7 programming languages. He
     also wrote the GNU symbolic debugger (GDB), GNU Emacs, and various
     other GNU programs. He received the Grace Hopper Award from the
     Association for Computing Machinery for 1991 for his development of
     the first Emacs editor in the 1970s. In 1990 he was awarded a
     MacArthur Foundation fellowship, and in 1996 an honorary doctorate
     from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. In 1998 he
     received the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Pioneer award along
     with Linus Torvalds.


     There is no charge for this evening presentation and pre-booking is
                              not necessary.

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