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GNU/Zealand 09 Tour Schedule

http://info541.sim.vuw.ac.nz

"Richard Stallman is making a return visit to New Zealand in 2009, following his successful 2008 tour to promote free software and the FSF. This page lists his itinerary as of 29 September 2009, and will be updated as events are confirmed..."

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Transcript of an interview with RMS for Radio New Zealand, conducted by Kim Hill on August 9, 2008

http://nb.inode.co.nz

"...They base it on practical values only and they take for granted that proprietary software subjugating users is legitimate; whereas I say, and we in the Free Software movement say, that users are entitled to freedom and that proprietary software is a social problem and we're aiming to correct that problem, put an end to that problem..."

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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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Richard Stallman in Auckland 8th August 2008

http://mcgovernonline.blogspot.com

"For many people, the Internet legend, Richard Stallman needs no introduction [...] Any yep - he is coming to Auckland, and will be speaking at Auckland University. The details : ..."

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