[pp.int.general] Meet Stallman and Pirates in Switzerland 22.-24. February

Pat Maechler aka Valio pirate at valio.ch
Tue Feb 12 05:52:58 CET 2013

Dear all,

the Pirate Party Switzerland cordially invites you to this year's Winter
Congress of the Pirates in Aarau. We hope to meet you at the 22nd until
24th of February 2013 in Aarau.

* Keynotes by
** Richard Stallman (GPL, GNU system) on copyright and data protection
** To be confirmed: Birgitta Jónsdóttir (IMMI, WikiLeaks) on press freedom
** Gerd Leonhard (Futurist, Author) on trends in the next 5 years
* raclette evening on Friday & social events
* workshops on various programmatic aspects
* ordinary pirate assembly '13

Further details on all speakers below.

Registration is generally appreciated, but not required (unless you
want to eat).
Please visit http://register.piratenpartei.ch

Quick facts
When: 22nd to 24th February 2013
Where: Auenhalle, Aarau, Switzerland
What: Winter Congress of the Pirates, Ordinary Pirates Assembly PPS
Agenda: http://pira.cc/Z4V
Organisational: http://pira.cc/Z4j

We look forward to see you in Aarau
Pirate Party Switzerland


Your contacts for questions:
Stefan Thöni
International Coordinator
stefan.thoeni at piratenpartei.ch

Pat Mächler
patrick.maechler at piratenpartei.ch

Note: A German version of this mail is available on request.


About the keynote speakers:

*Richard Stallman* launched the development of the GNU operating
system in 1984 and main authored of the famous GPL free software
license (freedom to use, copy, redistribution and change). 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 Takeda Award
for Social/Economic Betterment, as well as several honorary

*Birgitta Jónsdóttir* is chairwoman of the Icelandic Píratar Party and
member of the Icelandic parliament. She was elected in April 2009 on
behalf of "The Movement" aiming for democratic reform beyond party
politics of left and right. Birgitta has been an activist and a
spokesperson for various groups, such as Wikileaks, Saving Iceland and
Friends of Tibet in Iceland. She acts as a spokeswoman for the IMMI
(Icelandic Modern Media Initiative).

*Gerd Leonhard* is a well-known Futurist, author and influential
Keynote Speaker. He serves as Visiting Professor at the Fundação Dom
Cabral (São Paulo, Brazil). Gerd’s background is in music and the
music business; he won Berklee College’s ‘Quincy Jones Award’ and
spent 10 years working as a professional guitar player, composer and
producer. He then became a digital media entrepreneur, serving as CEO
with several Internet startups, based in San Francisco, for 7 years.

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