Archive for June, 2009

RMS at Lakehead University

Monday, June 1st, 2009

On May 30th, 2009 Richard Stallman (RNS) was awarded an honorary degree from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay Ontario and gave the convocation address to the Lakehead’s 2009 graduates. RMS’s address focused on the need for educational institutions to switch to free and open software rather then addicting there students to proprietary products from the software giants. Lakehead’s use of windows media format for there streaming video of the convocation ceremony and use of proprietary software for teaching was heavily cirtisesd provoking Dr. Gilbert, president of the university, to offer a small rebuttal after the address and agreed to consider Stallman’s challenge to adopt free software in the university.

A recording of the convocation address can be found below:

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