Recordings about GNU Philosophy and History

We only list here recordings that are hosted on audio-video.gnu.org. Introductory videos explaining basic notions come first, and are marked with an asterisk. The other recordings are in reverse chronological order. Associated resources (transcripts, subtitles, etc., if any) are also listed.

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* Introduction to Free Software and the Liberation of Cyberspace (Geneva, 2014)

License:  Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 3.0 (CC BY-ND 3.0)

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Play * What is GNU+Linux? (2013)

License:  Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 3.0 (CC BY-ND 3.0)


Play * Free Software and the Four Freedoms (2010)

License:  Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 3.0 (CC BY-ND 3.0)

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An address by Richard Stallman to Software Freedom Day events.


Play * Software libre en la educación (2009)

License:  Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 3.0 (CC BY-ND 3.0)

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Play * Software libre: aspectos éticos, sociales y prácticos (2009)

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Play * Free Software: Ethical, Social and Practical Aspects (2009)

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Play * La educación y el conocimiento libres (2008)

Copyright © 2008 Richard M. Stallman
License:  Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 3.0 (CC BY-ND 3.0)

In this six-min video Richard Stallman explains briefly and to the point the principles of Free Software and how they connect to education.


Play Freedom in computing, forty years after starting to really protect it (Biel/Bienne, Switzerland, 2023)

Copyright © 2023 Richard Stallman
License:  Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0)


Play Software Libre: Libertad, Autonomı́a, Soberanı́a (Parlamento Centroamericano, Guatemala, 2023)

Copyright © 2023 Alexandre Oliva (speech)
License:  Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Inmediatamente nosotros nos comunicamos con Alexandre Oliva, él estuvo positivo en compartir sus conocimientos, pero cuando le expresamos que había que utilizar un software privativo, inmediatamente ahí puso un llamado de atención. Y desde ahí comenzó a enseñarnos cómo no debemos depender de este software privativo.

Alexandre no utiliza software privativo, está utilizando un software libre. El sistema lo está interconectando con la plataforma que estamos utilizando. Nos enseña que debemos priorizar la libertad, la autonomía y la soberanía.

--Diputado Luis Coronado


Play Working for the public. Universities, software and freedom (Pisa, Italy, 2023)

Copyright © 2023 Richard Stallman (speech)
License:  Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0)

00:00:10 TEDx talk
00:13:47 Maria Chiara Pievatolo (Introduction)
00:17:33 Speech
00:58:40 Marco Calamari (Machine learning systems)
01:04:00 Francesco Potortì (Software in universities)
01:15:48 Q&A
02:24:10 Maria Chiara Pievatolo (Concluding remarks)
02:27:10 Auction

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It is giving me a bittersweet feeling to have Richard Stallman here today. Sweet, because this time the conference is organized by a couple of political philosophers working at the Department of Political Science. And this is a recognition that software is a kind of language organizing and shaping our world, and not just a technical and business issue. It is about free culture. It is about free speech. And it is a freedom that deserves to be understood and protected, even to the point of hacking copyright like Richard Stallman did. The bitterness comes from the fact that most Italian universities are no longer the cradle of free thinking, because they are using—or they are being used by—proprietary clouds and software, to the point that when we had to switch to remote teaching during the pandemics we were recommended as teachers to use Microsoft Teams and Google Classroom. Now we are using Big Blue Button, that is free software, and as you can see it's working perfectly.

--Maria Chiara Pievatolo


Play The State of the Free Software Movement (2022)

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Due to unforeseen technical difficulties, RMS gave his talk over audio only.

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Play Intro to Free Software and Online Dis-Services (2022)

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TEDx video followed by Stallman's speech.

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Stallman covered many topics about free software that were not included in the TEDx talk, but forgot that it didn't cover copyleft, so he did not speak about that. To learn about copyleft, the license technique he developed in 1985, see What is Copyleft?


Play Software libre, tu libertad, y tu ciberseguridad (2021)

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During the talk there were a few connection problems which were eventually fixed. The published recording is complete and contains all of the actual speech that got through.

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Play Free Software and the GNU General Public License (2021)

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Play Free software, distribution of information and methods (2021)

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Play Monday's Live #80 – A conversation with Richard Stallman (2021)

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Play Free Software: The Foundation of Freedom in Your Computing (2021)

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TEDx video followed by Q&A session.

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Play Flisol 2021: Conexión con Richard Stallman (2021)

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Play Mesa redonda: Geoestrategias de big-data, control de la libertad, software libre y educación (2021)

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Play El software libre, la libertad y la educación (2021)

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Play Mesa redonda: Richard Stallman con miembros de la Asociación GNU/Linux Valencia (2021)

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Play La era de la digitalización en las aulas (Valencia, 2021)

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Play On Cash and Monero (2021)

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TEDx video followed by the interview.

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Play A Free Digital Society (2021)

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Play Why Operating Systems and Other Software Should Be Free (Waterloo, Canada, 2020)

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Play Resisting Unjust Platforms and Systems (Lisbon, 2019)

Copyright © 2019 Richard Stallman and Juan Paulo Branco Lopez
License:  Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-ND 4.0)

0:00:00 to 0:01:57:  Introduction by Juan Branco, in Portuguese
0:01:57 to 0:51:42:  Speech by Richard Stallman, in English
0:51:42 to 0:57:38:  Auction, in English
0:57:38 to 1:17:42:  Conversation between Juan Branco and RMS, in English


Play Are We Facing Surveillance Like in China? (Frankfurt, 2019)

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Play Free software: Ethics and freedom in a digital age (Zurich, 2019)

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Play Copyright, Freedom, and Privacy (Copenhagen, 2019)

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Play Le logiciel libre face à l'informatique (Rennes, 2019)

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Play Free Software and Your Freedom (Bozeman, MT, 2019)

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Play Computing, Freedom and Privacy (Pato Branco, Brazil, 2018)

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Play Free Software and Your Freedom (Timisoara, 2017)

Copyright © 2017 Valentin Stangaciu, Department of Computer and Information Technology http://www.cs.upt.ro
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Play Free Software: Freedom, Privacy, Sovereignty (Boston, 2017)

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Play El software libre y tu libertad (Festram, Santa Fe, Argentina, 2017)

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Play El software libre y tu libertad (Legislatura, Santa Fe, Argentina, 2017)

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Play A Free Digital Society (Belo Horizonte, 2017)

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Play Free Software, Your Freedom, Your Privacy (Cologne, 2017)

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Play Le logiciel libre, la conception libre du matériel (Rennes, 2017)

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Play Free Software and Your Freedom (Grand Rapids, 2017)

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Play Computing, Freedom, and Privacy (Kalamazoo, 2017)

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Play El software libre en la ética y en la práctica (Salamanca, 2016)

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Play Un autre monde numérique est nécessaire : avec le logiciel libre, il devient possible ! (Montreal, 2016)

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Play Software Libre en los gobiernos (Alicante, 2016)

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Play Software Libre en los gobiernos (Valencia, 2016)

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Play Pour une société numérique libre (Choisy-le-Roi, 2016)

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Play Le logiciel libre et les libertés numériques (Nantes, 2016)

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Play Copyright vs Community (Athens, Greece, 2016)

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Play Logiciel libre et liberté numérique (Québec, 2016)

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Play Free Software and Your Freedom (Zurich, 2016)

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Play Free/Libre/Vrije Software: The Goal and the Path (Brussels, 2016)

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Play Free Software and Your Freedom (Seattle, 2015)

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    1. Speech (339 MB, 1h 14min)
    2. Q&A (215 MB, 47min)

Play A Free Digital Society (Kent, OH, 2015)

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Play Libre Software (New York, 2015)

Copyright © 2015 Richard Stallman
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Play A Free Digital Society (Karlsruhe, 2015)

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Play Copyright vs Community (Frankfurt, 2015)

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Play What is Free Software? (Chania, Greece, 2015)

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Play Logiciels libres et l'éducation (Brest, 2015)

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Play Free Software and Your Freedom (Urbana, 2015)

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Play Freedom in Your Computer and in the Net (Hamburg, 2014)

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Play Por una sociedad digital libre (Madrid, 2014)

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Play Internet, le logiciel libre et l'entreprise, libertés sans frontière (Paris, 2014)

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Play Copyright vs Community (Portland, 2014)

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Play Libre Software, Libre Education (New York, 2014)

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Play Should We Have More Surveillance Than the USSR? (Athens, GA, 2014)

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Play Le logiciel libre et ta liberté (Montpellier, 2014)

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Play A Free Digital Society (Nantou, Taiwan, 2014)

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Play A Free Digital Society (Taipei, Taiwan, 2014)

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Play A Free Digital Society (Hsinchu, Taiwan, 2014)

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    1. Speech (1.15 GB, 2h 7min)
    2. Q&A (411 MB, 45min 55s)

Play A Free Digital Society (Milan, 2014)

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Play A Free Digital Society (New York, 2014)

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Play Free Software, Defending Your Digital Freedom (Helsinki, 2014)

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Play A Free Digital Society (Helsinki, 2014)

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Play A Free Digital Society (Lincoln, UK, 2013)

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Play A Free Digital Society (Dublin, 2013)

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Play John Sullivan interviewed at the Open World Forum (Montrouge, France, 2013)

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Play GNU 30-year anniversary celebration – Richard Stallman (Cambridge, MA, 2013)

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Play GNU 30-year anniversary celebration – John Sullivan (Cambridge, MA, 2013)

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This speech features a presentation of some hackaton projects.


Play Trentième anniversaire du projet GNU (Saint-Denis, 2013)

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Play A Free Digital Society (Sophia-Antipolis, France, 2013)

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Play Free Software and Your Freedom (New York, 2013)

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Play Richard Stallman inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame – his short acceptance speech (Berlin, 2013)

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The Internet Hall of Fame celebrates Internet visionaries, innovators, and leaders from around the world who believed in the design and potential of an open Internet and, through their work, helped change the way we live and work today.


Play Le développement d'Internet et les libertés (Bruxelles, 2013)

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Play El movimiento del software libre (Ciudad Madero, Mexico, 2013)

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Play A Free Digital Society (Warsaw, 2013)

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Play Copyright vs Community (Nottingham, 2013)

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Play TV Interview at Nasul TV Romania (2013)

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Play The Free Software Movement (Dublin, 2013)

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Play Por una sociedad digital libre (Valencia, 2013)

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Play A Free Digital Society (Ann Arbor, 2013)

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The video is cut at 1h 27min 21s; we don't know how much is missing.

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Play The Free Software Movement (Curitiba, 2012)

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Play Solutions to the Software Patent Problem (Santa Clara, 2012)

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Play Copyright vs Community (Reykjavik, 2012)

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Play Welcome to Software Freedom Day (for Iran event, 2012)

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Play Copyright vs Community (Munich, 2012)

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Play RMS speech at the GNU Cauldron (Prague, 2012)

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Play Copyright vs Community (London, 2012)

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Play Logiciel libre et éducation (Marly-le-Roi, 2012)

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Play Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks (Ljubljana, 2012)

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Play The Free Software Movement (Singapore, 2012)

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Subjects of the interview
  • Inception of the free software movement
  • Evolution of principles of free software movement
  • Clarification on free software
  • Suggestion to start Wikipedia in '99
  • Wikipedia 10 years from now
  • About not carrying mobile phones
  • Advice to the future software developers.

Play Free Software and Your Freedom (Lisbon, 2012)

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Play What Makes Digital Inclusion Good or Bad? (Paris, 2011)

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Activities directed at “including” more people in the use of digital technology are predicated on the assumption that such inclusion is invariably a good thing. It appears so, when judged solely by immediate practical convenience. However, if we also judge in terms of human rights, whether digital inclusion is good or bad depends on what kind of digital world we are to be included in. If we wish to work towards digital inclusion as a goal, it behooves us to make sure it is the good kind.


Play A Free Digital Society (Philadelphia, 2011)

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Play A Free Digital Society (Palo Alto, 2011)

Copyright © 2011 Richard M. Stallman
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Play Free Software and Your Freedom (Portland, 2011)

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The video files are broken into segments, and are offered in both Ogg Theora and WebM in both 480p and 720p versions.


Play El software libre y tu liberdad (Ciudad Real, Spain, 2011)

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Play A Free Digital Society (London, 2011)

Copyright © 2011 Richard M. Stallman
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Play Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks (Sheffield, 2011)

Copyright © 2011 Richard Stallman
License:  Verbatim copying and distribution of the entire speech recording are permitted provided this notice is preserved.

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    • Speech (127 MB, 1h 53min)
    • Q&A (57.7 MB, 54min 3s)

Play A Free Digital Society (Preston, UK, 2011)

Copyright © 2011 Richard M. Stallman
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Play Qu'est-ce que c'est le logiciel libre ? (Lille, 2011)

Copyright © 2011 Richard Stallman et Chtinux
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Play Richard Stallman à l'Écho des gnous (Lille, 2011)

Copyright © 2011 Richard Stallman et Chtinux
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Play The Danger of Software Patents (Brussels, 2011)

Copyright © 2011 Richard M. Stallman
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Play Introduction to Free Software (Delft, 2011)

Copyright © 2011 Richard Stallman
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Play Free Software (2011)

Copyright © 2011 Richard M. Stallman
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Play Le logiciel libre (Limoges, 2010)

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Play Free Software in Ethics and in Practice (Gaithersburg, MD, 2010)

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Play Digital Free Society (Pristina, 2010)

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Play Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks (Evansdale, WV, 2010)

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Play Copyright vs Public (Bern, 2010)

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Play Freedom in Practice at the Irimpanam School (2010)

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Play La libertad con software libre (Culhuacan, 2009)

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Play Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks (New York, 2009)

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Play A Free Digital Society (Christchurch, 2009)

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To make a digital society worthy of being included in, we must overcome six menaces to freedom: surveillance, censorship, restricted data formats, proprietary software, software as a service, and the war on sharing.

--Richard Stallman


Play Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks (Christchurch, 2009)

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Play The Danger of Software Patents (Wellington, 2009)

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Play Richard Stallman was a guest on Pcradioshow2.org (2) (2009)

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Our guest was Richard Stallman, the man behind GNU and the Free Software Foundation. He condems the Amazon Kindle (his term for it is the “swindle”) because it takes away freedoms that readers of hardcopy books enjoy. Freedoms such as the ability to lend a book to a friend, to borrow one from a library, to buy one anonymously by paying cash, to keep a book as long as we like and to give it away. The Amazon Kindle implements DRM—digital rights management [sic]—to restrict your use of books. He is not against eBook readers per se, just the DRM, which in addition to the above also requires you to run proprietary software to read eBooks. He urged listeners to go to Defectivebydesign.org and sign up to participate in his protests.

--PCRadio


Play Richard Stallman invité au magazine Microméga, sur RFI (Marseille, 2009)

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Play Copyright vs Community (Philadelphia, 2009)

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Play Droit d'auteur et libertés numériques, comment ce dernier doit être assoupli (Nanterre, 2009)

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Play Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks (Edmonton, 2009)

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Play Copyright versus Community in the Age of Computer Networks (Calgary, 2009)

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Copyright developed in the age of the printing press, and was designed to fit with the system of centralized copying imposed by the printing press. But the copyright system does not fit well with computer networks, and only draconian punishments can enforce it. 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.


Play Free Software Movement (New York, 2009)

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Play The Role of Free Knowledge and Free Software in Education and Research (Bengaluru, 2008)

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Play El software libre en la ética y en la práctica (Buenos Aires, 2008)

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Play Introduction to the Free Software Movement (2008)

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Play Pizza party for the FSF and their friends (San Francisco, 2008)

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Play Free Software in Ethics and in Practice (Manchester, 2008)

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Play Entrevista Stallman en Canal 2 Andalucía, en el programa Tesis (2008)

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Play Free Software in Ethics and in Practice (Richmond, VA, 2008)

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Play How GIMP Changed Mani's Life (2008)

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Play Richard Stallman was a guest on Pcradioshow2.org (1) (2007)

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Play Copyright vs Community (Mississauga, 2007)

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Play Logiciel libre : les droits de l'homme de l'utilisateur (Paris, 2007)

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Play The Free Software Movement and the GNU/Linux Operating System (San Diego, 2007)

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Play Introduction to the Ideas of Free Software (2007)

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Play The Free Software Movement and the Development of the GNU Operating System (2005)

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Play Software for Development: Is Free/Open Source Software the Answer? (Tunis, 2005)

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Program of the WSIS
  • Richard Stallman, Founder, Free Software Foundation (Keynote, 15-20min)
  • Bruce Perens, Vice President, Sourcelabs, Inc. (Keynote, 15-20min)
  • Louis Dominique Ouedraogo, Inspector, UN Joint Inspection Unit (Panelist, 5-7min)
  • Mark Shuttleworth, President, Ubuntu Foundation (Panelist, 5-7min)
  • Shane Wall, General Manager, Channel Software Operation, Intel Corporation (Panelist, 5-7min)
  • Robert Kramer, Vice President of Public Policy, CompTIA (Panelist, 5-7min)
  • Kenneth Cukier, Technology Correspondent, The Economist (Moderator)

Play Free Software and Education (Taipei City, Taiwan, 2005)

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Play What is Free Software? (Hsinchu City, Taiwan, 2005)

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Play Las libertades del software libre (recorded for ARCIS, 2005)

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Play The Danger of Software Patents (Calgary, 2005)

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Play La libertad de actuar con solidaridad social (interview Bogota, 2005)

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Play The Dangers of Software Patents (Sydney, 2004)

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Play Free Software, Free Society! (interview Edinburgh, 2004)

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Play Historia del software libre y las patentes de software (Girona, 2004)

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Play Software Freedom and the GNU Generation (Urbana, 2004)

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In this speech, Brad Kuhn, executive director of the Free Software Foundation, talks about his beginnings in the free software movement, and gives concrete examples from his experience as being a proprietary software developer as to why free software is a far better way to make and sell software. It should be considered a excellent introduction to free software. In the question and answer segment, Mr. Kuhn discusses with the audience far ranging topics that effect the future of the industry, such as the SCO v. IBM lawsuit, file formats, and the DMCA.

This speech was presented by the Free Software Society, a student organization at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign dedicated to the promotion of free software.


Play What Should it Mean to Promote Free Software? (recorded for Curitiba event, 2003)

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This is a speech that I recorded so it could be played at a free software event in Curitiba, Brazil (the state of Parana), in November, 2003. A few points in the speech will not be clear without some background.

The event was actually a corporate trade show, but its title gave the impression of being more of an activist event. The organizers recruited a free software activist to run the speeches track, and he convinced me to attend. Between the title and the fact that my friend was the one asking me, and the fact that the state government of Parana was sponsoring the event, I assumed it was bona-fide free software activism. I agreed to go.

A scandal broke in Brazil when it became known that the event had accepted Microsoft as a major sponsor. My friend tried to defend this as “spending the enemy's money”; he didn't realize that Microsoft knows what it is doing when it buys its way into such events. Then he told me, “Besides, the other major sponsor was Oracle.”

Most of our community is not sufficiently politically aware to recognize that Oracle's sponsorship ought to be just as scandalous as Microsoft's. Regardless of who the owner is, nonfree software tramples your freedom.

I was not sure whether to attend the conference or boycott it. Ultimately I was unable to go to Brazil because of my broken arm. I decided that any harm my participation might do was already done through the use of my name, and that it was better for me to give a speech about what had gone wrong than not to do so.

In this speech, I sought to educate rather than attack the free software activists who participated in the event, as well as the state government of Parana, which I hope will continue promoting free software in the future, but next time will get better guidance in how to do so.

--Richard Stallman


Play The Dangers of Software Patents (London, 2003)

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Play Software Patents – Dangers to Development (London, 2002)

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Play Software Freedom and the GNU Generation (New York, 2002)

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Play Software Patents – Obstacles to software development (Cambridge, UK, 2002)

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Play Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks (London, 2002)

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Play L'éthique du système GNU/Linux et de la communauté des logiciels libres, les tâches à accomplir et les risques à envisager (Paris, 2002)

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Play Entretien avec Richard Stallman (Paris, 2002)

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Play Richard Stallman répond aux questions du public (Paris, 2001)

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Cet enregistrement ne contient que les réponses de Richard Stallman, les questions elles-mêmes étant probablement inaudibles. L'archive Tar contient des clips correspondant à chacune des questions (les deux premières sont fusionnées).

Voici les 29 questions rassemblées par Marianne Ciaudo, Antonin Billet, Pierre Fontaine et Christophe Guillemin, ainsi que leur position dans l'enregistrement :

  1. [00:00] Le pourquoi et l'historique de l'appellation Gnu/Linux
  2. [01:39] Linus Torvalds et le travail de la FSF
  3. [04:00] La philosophie de la FSF
  4. [05:16] Le fonctionnement de l'open source
  5. [06:22] Le problème SourceForge
  6. [07:01] La licence GPL n'est pas la seule licence libre
  7. [07:13] IBM et Eclipse : un projet libre
  8. [08:39] « Le logiciel propriétaire est immoral »
  9. [09:47] Le propriétaire, une option pas forcément meilleure mais plus évidente
  10. [11:11] « Beaucoup d'utilisateurs ne recherchent pas la liberté »
  11. [12:09] Les enjeux du libre
  12. [13:06] Il ne faut pas laisser le choix du libre aux développeurs
  13. [13:54] « Imposer votre préférence n'est pas la liberté, c'est le pouvoir »
  14. [15:51] La question de fond du débat selon RMS
  15. [16:07] RMS n'est pas contre la propriété en général
  16. [16:40] « C'est erreur de parler en termes de propriété intellectuelle »
  17. [18:04] Protection des droits : un abus de langage ?
  18. [18:45] La copie n'endommage pas le programme
  19. [19:07] La conception de la création selon RMS
  20. [19:53] RMS s'emporte un peu contre un journaliste
  21. [21:47] RMS et ses projets ?
  22. [22:25] Quel choix : Vi ou Emacs ?
  23. [22:30] L'arrivée de RMS chez Debian
  24. [23:08] RMS manque de diplomatie ?
  25. [23:57] Les passe-temps de RMS
  26. [24:13] RMS et la musique
  27. [24:50] RMS, cordon bleu ?
  28. [25:18] Le regard de RMS sur la France et le libre
  29. [25:58] À quand une ambassade de la FSF en France ?

Play The Danger of Software Patents (Thrikkakara, Kerala, 2001)

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Play Free Software: Freedom and Cooperation (New York, 2001)

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Play Copyright and Globalization in the Age of Computer Networks (Cambridge, MA, 2001)

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Play The Free Software Movement and the GNU/Linux Operating System (Cambridge, MA, 2001)

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Play The Free Software Movement and the GNU/Linux Operating System (Ljubljana, 2000)

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Play The Free Software Movement and the GNU/Linux Operating System (Stuttgart, 2000)

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Play The Free Software Movement and the GNU/Linux Operating System (Cincinnati, 2000)

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Play Richard Stallman calls for the creation of a Free Universal Encyclopedia and Learning Resource (New Orleans, 1999)

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Play Richard Stallman Interviewed at Radio Popolare (Milan, 1997)

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Play Richard Stallman at the First Hackers Conference (1984)

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It was at this conference that Richard Stallman first publicly and explicitly stated the idea that all software should be free, and the ethical principles that set the foundations of the free software movement.

The scenes were extracted by the GNU Webmasters Team from the documentary Hackers: Wizards of the Electronic Age, with permission from Fabrice Florin, in May 2022.