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Having solicited professional medical advice regarding the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic in the context of our meetings and after consultations with our Board of Directors

Calgary UNIX Users' Group meetings have been cancelled until further notice.

We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation as it develops.

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Flashback to 2005

The Danger of Software Patents

Speaker: Richard M. Stallman, Founder, Free Software Foundation

If you miss in-person CUUG meetings, here's something from May, 2005, to re-watch or watch for the first time.

Richard Stallman explains how software patents obstruct software development. Software patents are patents that cover software ideas. They restrict the development of software, so that every design decision brings a risk of getting sued. Patents in other fields restrict factories, but software patents restrict every computer user. Economic research shows that they even retard progress.

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