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Renowned Free Software Founder and Activist, Richard Stallman, Speaks at Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago’s Computer Science Distinguished Lecture Series welcomes Richard Stallman, president of Free Software Foundation and founder of the GNU operating system, to campus to discuss “Free Software in Ethics and in Practice.” In his discussion, Stallman will speak about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, the history of the GNU operating system, and the complete free software system, which in combination with the kernel Linux, is currently used by tens of millions of users worldwide.

Well recognized in his field, Richard Stallman has received the Association for Computing Machinery Grace Hopper Award, a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award, and the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several honorary doctorates.

This lecture series is a part of Loyola University Chicago’s 2008 Science Week festivities, which compromises several events designed to help students explore potential careers in the various science and technology disciplines.

Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation

Friday, October 17, 2008
3 p.m.

Finnegan Auditorium (Damen Hall, Room 144)
6430 N. Kenmore., Chicago, IL, 60625
Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus

Last April, Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Computer Science received a $600,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support Loyola programs that enhance the supply of computer professionals. This lecture series is another major step in spreading awareness to our students and the public about the important field of computer science.




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