[Fsf-friends] Colloquium on FREE SOFTWARE AND SCIENCE

Nagarjuna G. nagarjun@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Mon Jun 4 15:29:29 IST 2007

by Georg Greve,
President, Free Software Foundation Europe
On Thursday June 7, 2007 at 3:30 pm
Venue: V G Kulkarni Auditorium, HBCSE


Free Software and science share common roots, and benefit society in
several similar ways. In his talk, Mr Greve will explain the concept
of Free Software and how it relates to maintaining our scientific
basis as a society. As a practical example of this collaboration, the
talk will give a brief introduction of the Science, Education and
Learning in Freedom project, in which the Homi Bhabha Centre for
Science Education, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research plays a
crucial role. The talk will close with an overview of how all of this
relates to the global political trends of knowledge monopolisation,
and the Access to Knowledge initiative.

Georg C.F. Greve
President, Free Software Foundation Europe

In early 2001, Georg Greve initiated the Free Software Foundation
Europe (FSFE, FSF Europe), the first Free Software Foundation outside
the  United States of America and the largest transnational Free
Software  Foundation so far. Construction and coordination of FSFE as
European non-governmental organisation, as well as its integration and
 coordination in global context was the focus of his work in the past
years. Georg writes in the  "Brave GNU World," a monthly column on
free software published on the Internet in as many as 10 languages,
and in international magazines including the German Linux-Magazin.

The range of Georg's activities spanned areas like technology,
politics, society, and economy as well as classical management. Among
other  things, Georg Greve was invited as an expert to the "Commission
on  Intellectual Property Rights" of the UK government or represented
the  coordination circle of German Civil Society during the first
phase of  the United Nations (UN) World Summit on the Information
Society  (WSIS) as part of the German governmental delegation; he also
 furthered networking the Civil Society working groups on European
level as well as for the thematic working group on Patents,
Copyrights, Trademarks (PCT) and Free Software.

All are welcome.

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Nagarjuna G.

Nagarjuna G.

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