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[PDF] Richard Stallman at the University of Waikato - Wednesday 20 August

http://www.scms.waikato.ac.nz

"...The global corporations that profit from copyright are lobbying for draconian punishments, and to increase their copyright powers, while suppressing public access to technology. But if we seriously hope to serve the only legitimate purpose of copyright to promote progress, for the benefit of the public then we must make changes in the other direction..."

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Why “Open Source” misses the point of Free Software

http://drupal.geek.nz

“Open Source” advocate: «...I associate much more with the "Open Source" (also as Richard defines it) camp, and am open to the existence and use of proprietary software...» --

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Videocast: Richard Stallman in New Zealand

http://computerworld.co.nz

"Richard Stallman's tour of New Zealand has covered issues of copyright and the free software movement. He is fervently against restrictions on sharing, saying such restrictions are an attack on society.

In this must-hear speech on copyright, Stallman introduces the foundation principles of the Free Software movement and then discusses the origins, uses and abuses of the laws of copyright..."

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Radio New Zealand interview with Richard Stallman

http://www.radionz.co.nz

Full interview available in Ogg Format: http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/sat/sat-20080809-0845-Richard_Stallman_Free...

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Free Software, Free Society: convenience vs freedom (was "My disagreement with Richard Stallman")

http://www.geekzone.co.nz

– ## Why I agree with RMS on convenience vs. freedom: --
* RMS: «We cater to them (people who don't care about software freedom) to the extent it doesn't interfere with more important goals, such as establishing a free society.»

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Richard Stallman in Auckland: On the ethics of free software

http://www.geekzone.co.nz

"...RMS also spend some time on elaborating why people shouldn't just talk about 'Linux' when they discuss those distributions they run on their computers, but instead should call it GNU/Linux [...] GNU's philosophy and motivation is the freedom of users, while Linux does not represent those values at all.

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Richard Stallman and how easily we have traded away our freedom to share.

http://artichoke.typepad.com

"...I much admired the way in which complex ideas were simplified and framed in historical, legal, economic, political and societal contexts to maximise the connections made [...] Whilst Stallman calls for “sharing” , in New Zealand schools we identify “relating to others” and “participating and contributing” as worthy

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Copyright Depth Perception

http://www.nixit.co.nz

"...What really interested me was that RMS proposes that we stop looking at copyright based on the medium of of a work. His idea is, instead, to look at the purpose or the social use of a piece of work ..."

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Richard Stallman in Auckland: On copyright in a networked world

http://www.geekzone.co.nz

"I just came back from Richard Stallman's lecture at the University of Auckland. I was surprised by the amazing interest in his talk, the lecture hall being entirely jam-packed full, people standing along the back and all the way out into the hallway. I was lucky to be there early enough to get one of the last few chairs..."

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Free Software leader slams NZ copyright

http://computerworld.co.nz

"..RMS’s other mission here is to promote the Free Software Movement. The creator of the GPL...is at pains to correct misunderstandings of what the term free software means and to draw a distinction between it and the open source movement.

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RMS Visit to NZ

http://homepages.ihug.co.nz

"Richard Stallman will be visiting NZ between August 6th and 21st in 2008 to help promote the use, dissemination and ideals of Free Software. This page is intended to keep track of where he is and what's planned..."

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NZ Ministry of Justice: We want open source

http://www.zdnet.com.au

The New Zealand Ministry for Justice believes that open source software is a more stable, supportable, and cost-effective choice compared to proprietary solutions.

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