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Freedom Issues for Web Sites

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As part of OWASP AppSec Europe 2014 Conference, being hosted at Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, we are arranging a special community based lecture by Dr Richard Stallman , President of the Free Software Foundation, who will be talking about

Freedom Issues for Web Sites

Web sites continually raise several issues of concern that affect individual users’ freedom. As part of their design, such web sites often make users run nonfree software (perhaps in Javascript) whilst others collect data about people or help both commercial and clandestine entities to do so. Some websites may help do the user’s own computing and thus deny users control over it. Dr Richard Stallman will speak about these problems and how to avoid them.

Biography for 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 withoutchanges. 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 doctorates honoris causa, and has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame.


OWASP (Open Web Application Security Project is a 501©(3) not-for-profit worldwide charitable organization focused on improving the security of application software. Their mission is to make application security visible, so that people and organizations can make informed decisions about true application security risks.

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