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Richard Stallman Is in Town Again! 2019

Are We Facing Surveillance Like in China?

Digital technology has enabled governments to impose surveillance that Stalin could only dream of, making it next to impossible to talk with a reporter undetected.  This puts democracy in danger. Stallman will present the absolute limit on general surveillance in a democracy, and suggest ways to design systems not to collect   dossiers on all citizens.

Monday, July, 15th 2019, 7.30 p.m. @ Frankfurt University, Campus Westend, Casino, Banquet Hall (room 823)

Workshop: Frankfurt Schranz Shuffle

We want to revive the Frankfurt Shuffle and look for people who would like to meet regulalrly for practice and then bring it back to the clubs at night. We also look for former dancers of this style who still know the shapes and who could provide us with creative input. Please mail to schranz(at)ffsci.de.

First Meeting: Saturday, December 3rd 2016, 12 a.m-3 p.m. "Kleiner Saal" (small saloon) of Saalbau Titus Forum (Nordwestzentrum), Walter-Möller-Platz 2, 60439 Frankfurt (Underground U1 and U9).

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Richard Stallman Is In Town Again! 2016

A Free Digital Society

 There are many threats to freedom in the digital society.  They include massive surveillance, censorship, digital handcuffs, nonfree software that controls users, and the War on Sharing. Other threats come from use of web services.  Finally, we have no positive right to do anything in the Internet; every activity is precarious, and can continue only as long as companies are willing to cooperate with it.

Tuesday, July 5 2016, 6.30 p.m. @University Frankfurt, Campus Westend,
Hörsaalzentrum, Saal HZ 6

James Joyce "Ulysses" Reding Group

We just set up a meetup for a Ulysses Reading Group. At our first meeting we will get a general overview of Ulysses.

To start with we will have a first look on the overall plot of Ulysses, its particular style and its parallels to Homer's Odyssey. We will learn about its editions, comments and helpful tools we can use. We will also learn about the author and talk about what makes this work so fascinating to us and many others. Then we will develop a draft plan about how we will go on reading the book. Nothing is yet set. We will determine it together.

First meeting: Friday, August 28th 2015, 6.00 p.m. at the new location of Lhamo Bistro (Grempstr. 2-4, 60487 Frankfurt)

Please register at meetup.com.

Richard Stallman Is In Town! 2015

Free Software and Your Freedom

Richard Stallman will speak about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, and the status and history of the GNU operating system, which in combination with the kernel Linux is now used by tens of millions of users world-wide. The Free Software Movement campaigns for computer users' freedom to run, study, change, and redisribute the software they use, so as to have full control of their own computing.

Wednesday, July, 8th 2015, 7.00 p.m. @Gallus Theater, Kleyerstrasse 15

Since the seats are limited at Gallus Theater we ask you to register. Registration can be done anonymously. Who registers is guaranteed to get a seat. Please visit the Registration Page at FSF.

Copyright vs. Community

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.

Thursday, July, 9th 2015, 6.00 p.m. @ Frankfurt University, Campus Westend, Casino, Banquet Hall (room 823)

Admission to both events is gratis.

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