Richard Stallman today met Mr Rahul Gandhi, Vice President of the Indian National Congress and shared his views on digital surveillance system, unique identification project, free software in education and governance in a meeting that went on for one hour. Mr Joseph Mathew, Secretary of SPACE also participated in the meeting. Mr Gandhi showed keen interest in Stallman's views on various issues relating to information technology.
Richard Stallman, Founder, GNU Project and Joseph C Mathew, Secretary, SPACE met Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi Chief Minister on 13 January 2014 to request his government's support for the free software movement. The Chief Minister endorsed the philosophy of free software and assured the team of his support. Earlier, the team had met Prashant Bhushan, social activist and leader of Aam Aadmi Party.
Richard Stallman will speak on “A Free Digital Society” in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on 16 January 2014 at 11.30 am. The venue is Mascot Hotel, Thiruvananthapuram.
His lecture is being organised by Kerala Union of Working Journalists (KUWJ) and Society for Promotion of Alternate Computing and Employment (SPACE). Stallman's lecture will mark the completion of 10 years of work by SPACE.
Govt. College of Teacher Education,Thycaud conducted a 5 day workshop on “ICT for Education” from Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2013 with support of SPACE.The program, was attended by fifteen women Teacher educators and Research Scholars from across Kerala.