The Calgary UNIX Users Group is hosting the following important event:
Richard Stallman from the Free Software Foundation and of the GNU Project, author of the GPL, the man who made GNU/Linux possible, will be giving a talk in Calgary.
Richard Stallman will explain how software patents obstruct software development. Software patents are patents that cover software ideas. They restrict the development of software, so that every design decision brings a risk of getting sued. Patents in other fields restrict factories, but software patents restrict every computer user. Economic research shows that they even retard progress.
People in Calgary have organized to have the Petition for Users' Rights available to be signed, and Richard Stallman will talk not only to the petition but our work on Software Patents. Audio and video will be recorded and made available after the talk.