Dr. Richard M. Stallman is visiting Heraklion for the first time and the University of Crete will hold a special event, on Friday, May 22, 2015, at 16.00 in the Natural History Museum of Crete, titled "Free Software and a free digital society" where he will be the keynote speaker.
The event will be an opportunity for discussion and will highlight the value and the importance of freedom and human rights in the digital world. The event will be held in English and will be open to the public. You can find more information and the program of the event here.
About Dr. Richard M. Stallman
Richard Matthew Stallman, often known by his initials, rms, is a software freedom activist and computer programmer. He campaigns for software to be distributed in a manner such that its users receive the freedoms to use, study, distribute and modify that software. Software that ensures these freedoms (on receipt) is termed free software. He is best known for launching the GNU Project, founding the Free Software Foundation, developing the GNU Compiler Collection and GNU Emacs, and writing the GNU General Public License.