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<h2>Speeches and Interviews</h2>

See the <a href="https://www.fsf.org/tedx"
>video recording</a>
(and <a href="https://static.fsf.org/nosvn/RMS_Intro_to_FS_TEDx_Slideshow.odp">slides</a>)
of Richard Stallman's TEDx talk in Geneva, Switzerland on April 7, 2014.

<p>Here are more of Stallman's speech and interview recordings, listed
in reverse chronological order.  Further recordings of speeches and
other Free Software Foundation and GNU project events are available at
<a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org">https://audio-video.gnu.org</a>.</p>

 <li><a href="/philosophy/rms-pour-une-societe-numerique-libre.html">
 Pour une société numérique libre</a>, transcript (in French) of a talk by RMS
 at <cite>Médiathèque Aragon</cite> in Choisy-le-Roi, France on April 16, 2016.</li>

 <li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/video/#2015-07-10--rms--a-free-digital-society">A Free Digital Society</a>,
   video recording of a talk given by Richard M. Stallman at Gerthsen-Hörsaal
   in Karlsruhe, Germany on July 10, 2015.</li>

 <li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/video/#2015-05-27--rms--chania--greece">Video</a> and
   <a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/audio/#2015-05-27--rms--chania--greece">audio</a>
   recordings of a talk given by Richard M. Stallman at the Technical University of Crete
   in Chaniá, Greece on May 27, 2015.</li>

 <li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/video/#2015-05-12--rms--logiciels-libres-et-l-education">Logiciels Libres et l'éducation (in French)</a>,
   video recording of a talk given by Richard M. Stallman at Amphi Guilcher, Faculté Segalen
   in Brest, France on May 12, 2015.</li>

 <li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/video/#2015-03-16--rms--free-software-and-your-freedom">Free Software and Your Freedom</a>,
   video recording of a talk given by Richard M. Stallman at Grainger Auditorium
   in Champaign-Urbana, IL, USA on March 16, 2015.</li>

 <li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/audio/#2014-12-29--rms--freedom-in-your-computer-and-in-the-net">Audio</a>
   <a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/video/#2014-12-29--rms--freedom-in-your-computer-and-in-the-net">video</a>
   recordings of “Free Software in Your Computer and in the Net”,
   a talk given by Richard M. Stallman at Congress Centrum
   in Hamburg, Germany on December 29, 2014.</li>

 <li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/video/#2014-12-04--rms--por-una-sociedad-digital-libre">Por una Sociedad Digital Libre (in Spanish)</a>,
   video recording of a talk given by Richard M. Stallman at Salón de Actos, Facultad de Informática de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid
   in Madrid, Spain on December 4, 2014.</li>

 <li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/audio/#2014-11-21--rms--internet-le-logiciel-libre-et-l-entreprise-libertes-sans-frontiere">Le logiciel libre et ta liberté (in French)</a>,
   audio recording of a talk given by Richard M. Stallman
   in Paris, France on November 21, 2014.</li>

 <li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/video/#2014-11-07--rms--copyright-vs-community">Copyright vs. Community</a>,
   video recording of a talk given by Richard M. Stallman at Hoffman Hall, Portland State University
   in Portland, OR, USA on November 7, 2014.</li>

 <li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/video/#2014-10-17-libre-software-libre-education">Libre Software, Libre Education</a>,
   video recording of a talk given by Richard M. Stallman at Butler Library, Columbia University
   in New York, NY, USA on October 17, 2014.</li>

 <li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/video/#2014-10-14--stallman--uga">Should We Have More Surveillance Than the USSR?</a>,
   video recording of a talk given by Richard M. Stallman at The University of Georgia Chapel
   in Athens, GA, USA on October 14, 2014.</li>

 <li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/video/#2014-07-06--rms--le-logiciel-libre-et-ta-liberte">Le logiciel libre et ta liberté (in French)</a>,
   video recording of a talk given by Richard M. Stallman at Esplanade Charles de Gaulle
   in Montpellier, France on July 06, 2014.</li>

 <li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/video/#2014-05-11--rms--a-free-digital-society">A Free Digital Society</a>,
   video recording of a talk given by Richard M. Stallman at National Chi Nan University
   in Puli, Nantou, Taiwan on May 11, 2014.</li>

 <li><a href="https://archive.org/details/RichardStallmanInterviewByJustinHall201403">
    Freedom, Malware & Cannibalism</a>, video recording of an interview
    conducted by Justin Hall in March, 2014.</li>

 <li><a href="/philosophy/rms-patents.html">
  Solutions to the Software Patent Problem</a>, a speech given
  by Richard Stallman at Locatelli Center, Santa Clara University,
  November, 2012.</li>

 <li><a href="http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1116">
   Audio recording of Richard Stallman interviewed by Hacker
   Public Radio</a> conducted on November 12, 2012</li>

 <li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/video/#2012-RMS-SFD-Iran">Welcome to Software Freedom Day</a>,
   video recording of a talk given by Richard M. Stallman at the Free Software Foundation
   office in Boston, MA, USA on September 11, 2012 for the Iran Software Freedom Day.</li>

 <li><a href="/philosophy/ough-interview.html">Richard Stallman
   interviewed by Theodoros Papatheodorou</a>, transcript of an
   interview conducted in May, 2012.</li>

<li>Richard Stallman was <a href="http://liberte-info.net/interviews/richard_stallman.html"> interviewed by Medhi on May 14 2012.</a></li>

 <li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/video/#2012-02-29--rms--free-software-and-your-freedom">Free Software and Your Freedom</a>,
   video recording of a talk given by Richard M. Stallman at XIX SINFO,
   Instituto Superior Técnico in Lisbon, Portugal on February 29, 2012.</li>

 <li><a href="/philosophy/rms-aj.html">RMS on Alex Jones Show</a>,
   transcript of an interview conducted on January 19, 2012.</li>

 <li><a href="/philosophy/free-digital-society.html">A Free Digital
Society</a>, transcript of a talk by <a
href="http://www.stallman.org">Richard Stallman</a>.</li>

 <li><a href="/philosophy/the-law-of-success-2.html">The Law of
Success 2.0: An Interview with Richard Stallman</a>, with Haegwan Kim,
posted November 4, 2010.</li>

 <li><a href="http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/45532">Richard Stallman and the free software movement</a>,
   transcript of an interview with
  <a href="http://www.stallman.org">Richard Stallman</a>.</li>

 <li><a href="/philosophy/rms-on-radio-nz.html">RMS on Radio New Zealand</a>.
   Transcript of an interview with Richard Stallman, October 2009.</li>

 <li><a href="/philosophy/copyright-versus-community.html"
  id="StallmanTalkLSM">Copyright versus community in the age of
  computer networks</a>: transcript of a keynote by Richard Stallman at
  the LIANZA conference in Christchurch, New Zealand, on October 12,

 <li><a href="/philosophy/danger-of-software-patents.html">The Danger
  of Software Patents</a>, transcript of a talk by
  <a href="http://www.stallman.org">Richard Stallman</a>.</li>

  <li><a href="http://broadcast.oreilly.com/2009/04/stallman-discusses-free-softwa.html">Transcript of an interview with Richard Stallman</a> conducted by
  Federico Biancuzzi for O'Reilly Media. As well as a wide-ranging discussion of
  developments in  Free Software licencing the interview covers issues including
  the history and current activities of the FSF, the spread of DMCA-like laws
  around the world, software patents and the need for free device drivers.</li>

  <li><a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20111114124839/http://nb.inode.co.nz/articles/rmsrnz/index.html">Transcript
  of an interview</a> with Richard Stallman for Radio New Zealand,
  conducted by Kim Hill on August 9, 2008.  It covers various topics
  — free software, the dawn of the free software movement, the
  fallacy of the term “intellectual property”, Google's
  services and New Zealand's Copyright laws.</li>

  <li><a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20090516000904/http://www.zeuux.org/philosophy/billxu-rms-fsm-ancient-to-gplv2.html">
  Free Software Movement: From Genesis to the GNU GPL version 2</a>,
  an interview with Richard Stallman conducted by Bill Xu
  (<a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20100621084138/http://www.zeuux.org/philosophy/billxu-rms-fsm-ancient-to-gplv2.cn.html">Chinese
  version</a> also available).</li>

  recording of Copyright vs. Community speech</a> with <a
  text description</a>, given by Richard Stallman on July 5, 2007
  in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.</li>

  <li><a href="/philosophy/rms-kol.html">Transcript of a speech</a>
  given by <a href="http://www.stallman.org">Richard Stallman</a>
  about free software and the West Bengal government, in Kolkata
  (formerly Calcutta) on August, 2006.</li>

  <li><a href="http://archive.org/details/QuestionsPleaseOnFreeSoftware">Jonathan
  Roberts interviews Richard Stallman and others</a> on free software.</li>

  <li><a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20090907065901/http://www.zeuux.org/law/billxu-rms-drm.html">Bill
  Xu interviews Richard Stallman on DRM</a>. You can also read
  it <a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20100621070721/http://www.zeuux.org/law/billxu-rms-drm.cn.html">in

  <li>Eben Moglen, <a href="http://punkcast.com/964/">Free
  Software and Free Media</a>, at the Jefferson Market Library
  in New York, New York, May 3, 2006 for the Metropolitan NY Chapter
  of the Internet Society</li>

  <li><a href="http://www.countercurrents.org/stallman201205.htm">
      Richard Stallman interviewed</a> by Justin Podur on Free
      Software as a Social Movement, 01 December 2005</li>

  <li><a href="http://www.onlamp.com/pub/a/onlamp/2005/09/22/gpl3.html">Richard Stallman
      interviewed</a> by Federico Biancuzzi about the importance of
      the GPL, for ONLamp.com, 22 September 2005</li>

  <li><a href="http://wm-eddie.info/rms.html">Presentation of the goals
     and philosophy of the GNU operating system</a> by
     <a href="http://www.stallman.org">Richard Stallman</a> at the
     University of Pittsburgh, April 7th 2005 </li>

  <li><a href="http://www.stallman.org">Richard Stallman</a>'s
        <a  href="https://web.archive.org/web/20050517082933/http://www.ofb.biz/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=353">
    interview</a> with Timothy R. Butler on “The state of
    GNU/Linux”, 31 March 2005.</li>

  <li><a href="/philosophy/rms-kernel-trap-interview.html">Interview
  with Richard Stallman</a> by Jeremy Andrews in 2005.</li>

  <li><a href="/philosophy/google-engineering-talk.html">GNU & The Free
    Software Foundation</a>, an Engineering Tech Talk at Google by
    <a href="http://www.stallman.org">Richard Stallman</a>, 2004</li>

  <li><a href="/philosophy/nit-india.html">Transcript of a speech</a>
     on free software given by <a href="http://www.stallman.org">
     Richard M. Stallman</a> at National Institute of Technology,
     Trichy, India, 17 February 2004.</li>

<li><a href="http://www.stallman.org">Richard
   Stallman</a>'s <a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20050310003435/http://www.neteconomie.com/perl/navig.pl/neteconomie/infos/article/20041208104640">
   interview with NetEconomie.com [Archived Page]</a> (In French) 10 December

  <li><a href="/philosophy/patent-practice-panel.html">Transcript of a panel
    presentation</a>, <cite>New developments in patent practice:
    assessing the risks and cost of portfolio licensing and
    hold-ups</cite>, given by Daniel B. Ravicher as the executive
    director of the Public Patent Foundation on Wednesday, November
    10, 2004, at a conference organized by the Foundation for a Free
    Information Infrastructure (FFII) in Brussels, Belgium</li>

<li><a href="http://www.ariel.com.au/a/rms-unsw.html">Synopsis of a
   speech</a> given by <a href="http://www.stallman.org">Richard
   M. Stallman</a> about software patents on 14 October 2004.</li>

<li><a href="/philosophy/rms-interview-edinburgh.html">Interview</a>
   with Richard Stallman that took place at the School of Informatics,
   Edinburgh University, on 27<sup>th</sup> May 2004.  Originally
   published at Indymedia, most of the questions are about the
   relationship between the free software movement and other social
   movements, and the different values of the “open
   source” campaign.</li>

<li><a href="http://web.archive.org/web/20040603002019/http://laurel.datsi.fi.upm.es/~fsanchez/rms/" >
    Web page with interviews/audio/video from speeches in Madrid (May 2004) [Archived Page]</a>
    given by <a href="http://www.stallman.org">Richard M. Stallman</a> (site is in Spanish)

<li><a href="/philosophy/moglen-harvard-speech-2004.html" >Transcript
    of a speech</a> about copyright law and SCO given
    by <a href="http://emoglen.law.columbia.edu/" >Prof. Eben
    Moglen</a> at Harvard on 23 February, 2004.</li>

<li><a href="/philosophy/wsis-2003.html">Transcript of a speech</a>
   about free software and sustainable development given
   by <a href="http://www.stallman.org">Richard M. Stallman</a> at
   WSIS, 16 July 2003.</li>

<li><a href="/philosophy/rieti.html">Transcript of a speech</a> about
  the future of free software given
  by <a href="http://www.stallman.org">Richard M. Stallman</a>, 21
  April 2003.</li>

    Audio recording of a speech, <cite>Software Freedom and the GNU
    Generation</cite>, given by Bradley M. Kuhn</a> 22 April

<li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/audio/rms-speech-cambridgeuni-england2002.ogg">Audio
    recording of a speech, <cite>Software Patents:Obstacles to
    software development</cite>, given by Richard M. Stallman at the
    University of Cambridge, England</a> 25th March 2002.
    A <a href="/philosophy/software-patents.html">transcript of the
    speech</a> is also available.</li>

<li><a href="http://www.stallman.org">Richard Stallman</a>'s interview in 2002, about <a href="/philosophy/rms-hack.html">
    the hacker community and ethics</a>. This interview is also <a
    in Finnish</a> [Archived].</li>
<li><a href="http://www.stallman.org">Richard Stallman</a>'s <a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20030314184246/http://www.mytech.it/mytech/internet/art006010045404.jsp">
    interview, <cite>Perché l'open source non è tutto</cite>, in Italian,</a> to the Mytech website, 22 April 2003.  (The title reads, <cite>Why Open Source is not all</cite>.)</li>

<li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/audio/rms-speech-qmul-london2002.ogg">Audio
    recording of a speech, <cite>Copyright vs Community in the age of
    computer Networks</cite>, given by Richard M. Stallman at Queen
    Mary University of London, England</a> 12th Feb 2002.</li>

<li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/audio/francais/rms-speech-paris-30-jan-2002.ogg">Audio
  recording in French of a speech, <cite>l'éthique du
  système GNU/Linux et de la communauté des logiciels
  libres, les tâches à accomplir et les risques à
  envisager</cite>, given by Richard M. Stallman at Linux Expo 2002</a>, CNIT
  de La Défense (Paris, France), 30th Jan 2002.
  A <a href="/philosophy/2002-linuxexpo-paris.fr.html">transcript of the
  speech</a> is available.</li>

<li><a href="http://www.april.org/actions/rms/20011120/stream.html">Audio recordings and a partial transcript</a> of the conference given by <a href="http://www.stallman.org">Richard M. Stallman</a> to the French National Assembly on 20th November 2001.</li>

<li><a href="/philosophy/stallman-mec-india.html">Transcript of the speech, <cite>The Danger of Software Patents</cite></a> by <a href="http://www.stallman.org">Richard M. Stallman</a> given at Government Model Engineering College, India on 24th July 2001.  <!-- (Content is removed, the site shows 'Page Not Found' - 25-Mar-2011 - shailesh) Also, the MEC has posted an <a href="http://www.mec.ac.in/events/rms/">audio recording and transcript</a> at their website.--></li>

<li><a href="http://www.stallman.org">Richard
    Stallman</a>'s <a href="/philosophy/luispo-rms-interview.html">
    interview</a> about free software and business with Louis
    Suarez-Potts in May of 2001.</li>

<li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/audio/rms-speech-nyu2001.ogg">Audio
    recording of a speech, <cite>Free Software: Freedom and
    Cooperation</cite>, given by Richard M. Stallman at New York
    A <a href="/events/rms-nyu-2001-transcript.html">transcript of the
    speech</a> is also available.</li>

<li><a href="/philosophy/copyright-and-globalization.html">Transcript of
    a speech, <cite>Copyright and Globalization in the Age of Computer
    Networks</cite>, given by Richard M. Stallman at MIT</a>.</li>

<li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/audio/rms-speech-mit2001.ogg">Audio
    recording of a speech, <cite>Copyright and Globalization in the
    Age of Computer Networks</cite>, given by Richard M. Stallman at

<li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/audio/rms-speech-arsdigita2001.ogg">Audio
    recording of a speech, <cite>The Free Software Movement and the
    GNU/Linux Operating System</cite>, given by Richard M. Stallman at
    ArsDigita University</a>.</li>

<li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/audio/rms-speech-slovenia-2000.ogg">Audio
    recording of a speech, <cite>The Free Software Movement and the
    GNU/Linux Operating System</cite>, given by Richard M. Stallman at
    Auditorium Smelt, Ljubljana, Slovenia</a>.</li>

<li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/audio/rms-speech-linuxtag2000.ogg">Audio
    recording of a speech, <cite>The Free Software Movement and the
    GNU/Linux Operating System</cite>, given by Richard M. Stallman at
    LinuxTag 2000</a>.</li>

<li><a href="/philosophy/copyright-versus-community-2000.html">Copyright 
  versus Community in the Age of Computer Networks</a>, transcription of a
  speech by Richard Stallman, 2000.</li>

<li><a href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/audio/rms-speech-cglug2000.ogg">Audio
    recording of a speech, <cite>The Free Software Movement and the
    GNU/Linux Operating System</cite>, given by Richard M. Stallman at
    the University of Cincinnati</a>.</li>

  <li><a href="http://www.april.org/actions/rms/10111998/texte.html">Transcription (in French)</a> of a
       speech that
       <a href="http://www.stallman.org/">Richard Stallman</a>
       gave in 1998 at the University of
  <li><a href="/philosophy/greve-clown.html">English href="/philosophy/greve-clown.en.html">English translation of a
       speech</a> about the history and philosophy of the GNU Project
       that Georg Greve gave in 1998 at the GNU/Linux Cluster
       “CLOWN” in Germany
       (<a href="/philosophy/greve-clown.de.html">German
  <li><a href="/gnu/byte-interview.html">BYTE Interview</a>
       in July 1986 with
       <a href="http://www.stallman.org/">Richard Stallman</a> about
       the development of the GNU system.</li>
  <li>A <a href="/philosophy/stallman-kth.html">speech</a>
       that <a href="http://www.stallman.org/">Richard Stallman</a>
       gave in 1986 at the Royal Institute of Technology in
       Sweden about the hacker community and the early days of the
       free software movement.</li>
<li>Two more recordings of <a
href="https://audio-video.gnu.org/audio/francais">interviews in French</a>
are available at audio-video.gnu.org.</li>

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