Free Software Foundation is a non-profit organization that “promotes the universal freedom to study, distribute, create, and modify computer software” (quote by Wiki). It was founded by Richard Stallman, the father of free software movement, around 30 years back.
This year, on 3rd October, Free Software Foundation is completing 30 years of struggle for computer user freedom. 30th-anniversary events are being organized worldwide, obviously including the main event at the FSF headquarters in Boston, USA.
Event at Maulana Azad University
This free to attend event will have Dr. Nagarjuna G. as the main speaker. Dr. Nagarjuna works at Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education and is also the chairperson of Free Software Foundation of India. He will speak about the impact made by FSF during the last 30 years on this occasion.
University has been vocal in promoting free and open source software. They regularly organize such events to promote it open source. Only last month, Software Freedom Day was celebrated in the campus:
Information about the event:
Guest Speaker: Dr. Nagarjuna G. (Chairperson, FSF India)
Time: 3rd October, 1100-1400 Hrs
Venue: Computer Science Department
Maulana Azad University
Kamla Nehru Nagar, Jodhpur
Registration fee: None
Registration contact: email to [email protected]
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