Film Series – Revolution OS


The Museum of Computer Science of theHigher Technical School of Computer Engineering (ETSINF) of UPV continues the Film Series ‘Un Museo de Cine’, which started back in 2013, with the film “Revolution OS” next March 12, at the Conference Hall of Higher Technical School of Computer Engineering at 16.30h. 

‘Revolution OS’ tells the story of the computer scientists who were against the proprietary software model (Microsoft, Apple, among others) to create GNU/Linux and Open Source movement. Together with the rest of the supporters of the free software, they all represent one of the greatest threats to big companies that create and monopolise software.

‘Revolution OS’ was filmed at Silicon Valley, it is on the trail of pioneers in the development of Linux and open source. The film also includes interviews with such influential computer scientists as Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, Bruce Perens or Eric Raymond.

The Film Series has organised a new initiative in order to find out more, in a fun way, about evolution of IT. From the starts ‘Un Museo de Cine’ all the scheduled films reflect part of the recent history of IT, and they take place during 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s. We want to approach through cinema to every kind of audience the different facets of IT in a fun way. Each session consists of a presentation of the film and its relationship with IT, then the film will be screened and a cinema forum at the end.

This movie is the final of a series that began last 2013. The aim will be to analyse the free software development. ‘Pirates of Silicon Valley’, , ‘Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb’ and ‘Billion Dollar Brain’have already been projected.

If you like IT and you like cinema you definitely shouldn’t miss out this event in the ETSINF.

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