One Web Day Austin: September 22


EFF-Austin is coordinating One Web Day Austin, September 22 at Austin Centre, 5pm-9pm. Download the event flyer (pdf). | Learn more about One Web Day.

EFF-Austin presents Richard Stallman

EFF-Austin invites you to a talk by the Free Software Foundation Activist – Richard Stallman on 23rd April 2009.

Talk Abstract:
Richard Stallman wrote the first GNU General Public License in 1989, and version 3 which was completed in 2007. He will discuss the philosophy of the GNU GPL, the changes made in version 3, and the reasons for those changes.

A must attend for software enthusiasts, developers, entrepreneurs, managers, and students. There is limited seating at the venue: first come, first served registration will apply.

Speaker Bio:
Richard Stallman launched the development of the GNU operating system (see in 1984. GNU is free software: everyone has the freedom to copy it and redistribute it, as well as to make changes either large or small. 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 honorary doctorates.

Thanks to Saurabh Sureka (sab at for coordinating the presentation.

Cloud Computing

whurley, Don Jarrell, Chris Boyd
whurley, Don Jarrell, Chris Boyd

EFF-Austin sponsored a successful panel, Cloud Computing: Threat, or Menace, on March 3. Thanks to all who joined us!


W. Scott McCollough, Telecommunications and ISP Law Specialist, McCollough|Henry, PC
Chris Boyd, Midas Networks
whurley, BMC Software, Inc.
Andrew Donoho, Strategist
Don Jarrell, Digital Thinking, Inc.
Moderator: Michael Hathaway, Pico Innovations