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Richard Stallman

Maverick programmer and activist Richard Stallman will speak in the UGA Chapel at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14. Stallman campaigns for “free” software to be distributed with the liberty to “use, study, distribute and modify that software.” He also resists the general trend for everything to be known about us all through data banks compiled from our online activities. Thus, Stallman is opposed to the modern “surveillance state” and consistently speaks out for the right to privacy. His lecture, geared for general audiences, is entitled, “Should We Have More Surveillance than the USSR?” Stallman holds degrees from Harvard and M.I.T. and has been the recipient of a MacArthur “genius” award, among others. He has come to be identified not only with advocacy of the unrestricted development of software but also of resistance to government and corporate prying into citizens’ lives.

8 p.m. · FREE! ·