And Richard M. Stallman…

After talks long, hardships hard, our labor has come to fruition. Lead by Sabanci University MBA Club and major organizational help from Pirate Party of Turkey, we proudly present Freedom Talks.

Our event will take place within February 27th and March 2nd; three topics at three universities in two cities. Talks will be free of charge, open to everyone; and our sole speaker will be Richard M. Stallman. Many of us know who he is; but for those who don’t: Richard M Stallman (a.k.a. RMS);

Dr. Richard Stallman

Dr. Richard Stallman launched the free software movement in 1983 and started the development of the GNU operating system (see in 1984. GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, with or without changes. The GNU/Linux system, basically the GNU operating system with Linux added, is used on tens of millions of computers today. Stallman has received the ACM Grace Hopper Award, a MacArthur Foundation fellowship, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award, and the the Takeda Award for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several doctorates honoris causa, and has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.


Event Schedule

Topic: A Free Digital Society
27.02.2015 – Friday
Time: 19:00
Location: Bilgi University santralİstanbul Campus, Çağdaş Sanatlar Müzesi
Room: ÇSM 403-404

Topic: Copyright vs. Community
28.02.2015 – Saturday
Time: 14:00
Location: Sabancı University, School of Management
Room: FMAN 1099

Topic: Free Software and Your Freedom
02.03.2015 – Monday
Time: 19:00
Location: Ankara University, Cebeci Campus
Room: Ahmet Taner Kışlalı Sanat Evi
*Part of LaborComm 2015: 6. International Labor and Communication Conference

Other Important Information

  • Event is completely free of charge.
  • Event will be in English with optional simultaneous translation into Turkish. We have limited equipment, so it’s a good idea to reserve them ahead.
  • Reservation is not mandatory. Only limitation for entrance is the capacity of the venue. It’s a good idea to make a reservation ahead. We have options for reservation that respects your privacy
  • Use [email protected] for all your questions, criticism and suggestions.
  • Promotional material, transportation arrangements and other requests can be via [email protected] by NGO’s, Student Organizations and other entities.

Reaching the Venues

Bilgi University;

There is a free shuttle service to santralIstanbul Campus.

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Sabancı University:

Shuttle service is outsourced to Gürsel, and costs 10 TL per trip

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Ankara University–p
You can reach Cebeci Campus easily by public transportation.

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We are currently in contact with the FSF for a webform that respects your privacy. For now, you can use the text below with a text editor of your choice and send it to us anonymously.


Freedom Talks with Dr. Richard M. Stallman
Reservation Form

1- Please write your name and surname OR a random password consisting 6 characters (letters and numbers) if you want to remain anonymous.

2- Please mark with X wheter you want translation equipment (From English to Turkish)
[]Want []Don’t Want [?]want for this many people

3- Please mark with X for which event(s) you will be attending. If you are reserving for more than one, please write the number instead.
[] 27.02 Bilgi Uni
[] 28.02 Sabancı Uni
[] 02.03 Ankara Uni

We would like to remind you we have a limited budget, and kindly request you to only request as much as you need. You won’t be charged any fees for the equipment. After filling out the form, please mail it to [email protected] . If you want to remain anonymous, you can use a temporary mail service. You can also use the aforementioned mail adress for advice, criticism and other information requests.



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