Free as in Software
Welcome to this NIEIS and ACS event. The ACS will be hosting a conference 5 November with senior government IT people, including, Air Vice-Marshal Julie Hammer, CIO of Department of Defence, Ms Cheryl Hannah, CIO of Immigration (DIMIA) and Mr Murray Harrison, CIO of Australian Customs Service. As you listen to Richard Stallman speaking today about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, I suggest you consider how some of this could be applied here in Canberra. On 5 November you will have the opportunity to ask that question of senior government IT people.
Richard Stallman will speak about the goals and philosophy of the Free Software Movement, and the status and history the GNU operating system, which in combination with the kernel Linux is now used by tens of millions of users world-wide. ... The lecture will last approximately 1.5 hours with ample time for discussion.
The National Institute of Engineering and Information Sciences, which is one of ten interdisciplinary networks at the Australian National University, is dedicated to encouraging the sharing of knowledge and ideas in engineering and information communications technology. One of the ways it does this is by organising events such as this public lecture which is freely available to everyone. Today's audience comprises representatives from the public and private sectors in ICT, policy makers and IT specialists in taxation, defence, statistics, resource sciences, agriculture, law, and tertiary education, as well as the wider ANU community.
ACS Canberra Branch Conference
"IT in Government"
... a non-profit event, which is provided to the Canberra IT community as part of the Society's professional development mission.
When: Friday, 5 November 2004
Where: National Convention Centre, Canberra
Air Vice-Marshal Julie Hammer, CIO of Department of Defence
Ms Cheryl Hannah, CIO of Immigration (DIMIA)
Mr Murray Harrison, CIO of Australian Customs Service
Richard Stallman is the founder of the GNU Project, launched in 1984 to develop the free operating system, GNU.
Richard Stallman is the principal author of the GNU C Compiler, the GNU symbolic debugger (GDB), GNU Emacs, and various other GNU programs. Stallman currently serves as president of the Free Software Foundation.