The Free Software Foundation, Tamil Nadu(FSFTN) is proud to announce the visit of Richard Matthew Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation, to Chennai on February 6, 2012. Mr. Stallman (or rms as he is popularly known) is an iconic figure in the global movement to ensure that the free flow of knowledge and through this, the fostering of innovation and newer technologies.
As founder of the GNU project and the FSF and also as one of the pioneers of the idea of ‘Copyleft‘ , he has contributed majorly to revolutionising the field of software by imagining and creating an alternative to the world of proprietary software and technology. Mr. Stallman’s visit to Chennai, after a considerable gap, will be an excellent occasion for the academicians, students and professionals of the city to gain inspiration and advice from a legendary figure and also interact with fellow enthusiasts, all of which, we are sure, will be a life-changing experience for many.
The Free Software Foundation, Tamil Nadu, has been constantly striving to spread awareness of the importance and advantages of free software in various fields such as education, public policy and health care. Our activities include workshops, community computing centres and partnerships with institutions in the use and promotion of free software. It is in this context that we are honoured to host such a famous figure.
This would be an ideal opportunity to like-minded groups, organizations, technical groups, users groups, and its members in and around Chennai to join hands and utilize this opportunity to spread the knowledge on Free Software to as many people as we can. If you as an individual feel you can help us in any possible means, we would be happy to have you with us.
If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring this event, we have a variety of sponsorship options that you can consider. Do contact us off-list to know more details.
More details will be announced soon.Please stay tuned to our mailing-list [ http://ilugc.in ] or this blog.
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