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October 9, 2014

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x4F: Linus Torvalds' Comments at DebConf 2014

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss and criticize comments made by Linus Torvalds at his Q&A during DebConf 2014 in Portland, OR on 29 August 2014.

This show was released on Thursday 9 October 2014; its running time is 00:38:51.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:37)

Bradley and Karen discuss the Q&A with Linus Torvalds at DebConf 2014 in Portland, OR on 29 August 2014. (01:09)

Segment 1 (04:30)


Tags: faif, GPL, FSF, licensing, Debian, gender, conferences

September 23, 2014

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x4E: IRS Refusal Redux

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss the key differences between 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(6) organizations in the USA, and discuss recent refusals by the IRS to grant such statuses to Open Source and Free Software orgs.

This show was released on Tuesday 23 September 2014; its running time is 00:49:25.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:34)

Segment 1 (39:43)

Conservancy and OSI jointly announced a working group on IRS applications and denials. (40:49)


Tags: faif, non-profit, Form 1023

September 11, 2014

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x4D: 2013 Interview: Poettering & Day on Sandboxed GNOME Applications

Summary

Karen Sandler interviews Lennart Poettering and Alan Day during the GNOME Asia Summit 2013. Bradley and Karen comment on this interview.

This show was released on Thursday 11 September 2014; its running time is 00:44:39.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:38)

Bradley and Karen introduce Karen's interview with Lennart Poettering and Alan Day.

Segment 1 (02:06)

Karen interviews Lennart Poettering and Alan Day about Lennart's Sandboxed Applications for GNOME talk at GNOME Asia Summit 2013.

Segment 1 (35:24)


Tags: faif, gnome

August 26, 2014

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x4C: Copyleft vs permissive vs CLAs

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss the talk, Copyleft vs. Permissive vs. Contributor License Agreements: A Veteran’s Perspective by Simo Sorce given at FOSDEM 2013 on Sunday 3 February 2013.

This show was released on Tuesday 26 August 2014; its running time is 01:14:47.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:38)

Bradley and Karen introduce Simo's talk.

Segment 1 (00:03:02)

The slides from Simo's talk are available, if you want to follow along

Segment 2 (00:59:50)

Segment 3 (01:10:22)

Bradley and Karen are still trying to decide what to do about the FOSDEM 2014 talks.


Tags: faif, GPL, licensing, copyright, CLAs

August 5, 2014

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x4B: CLA Panel Discussion

Summary

Bradley and Karen host a panel discussion on CLAs with Van Lindberg and Richard Fontana.

This show was released on Tuesday 5 August 2014; its running time is 00:54:05.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:38)

Bradley and Karen introduce the panel discussion.

Segment 1 (01:28)

Segment 2 (48:17)


Tags: faif, commercial, licensing, CLAs

July 30, 2014

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x4A: See LA?

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss Contributor Licensing Agreements, which pulls material from Bradley's blog posts on the subject.

This show was released on Wednesday 30 July 2014; its running time is 00:44:34.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)


Tags: faif, commercial, licensing, copyright, IBM, patents, CLAs

July 18, 2014

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x49: Why Free Software Phone Doesn't Exist

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss the talk, Why the free software phone doesn't exist by Aaron Williamson given at FOSDEM 2013 on Sunday 3 February 2013.

This show was released on Friday 18 July 2014; its running time is 01:08:30.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:37)

Bradley and Karen introduce the talk.

Segment 1 (04:06)

Aaron's slides area available.

Segment 2 (56:41)


Tags: faif, mobile, FOSDEM, Restricted Boot

July 1, 2014

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x48: copyleft-next

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss the talk, copyleft-next: an Introduction by Richard Fontana given at FOSDEM 2013 on Sunday 3 February 2013.

This show was released on Tuesday 1 July 2014; its running time is 01:35:07.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:37)

Bradley and Karen introduce the talk.

Segment 1 (05:37)

The slides Fontana's talk on copyleft-next are available.

Segment 2 (01:06:51)


Tags: faif, GNU, GPL, FSF, copyright, Richard Fontana

June 19, 2014

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x47: Why Are You a Software Freedom Zealot?

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss why software freedom as a political, social and moral issue is important to each of them personally.

This show was released on Thursday 19 June 2014; its running time is 01:09:27.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)


Tags: faif, social justice

June 3, 2014

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x46: O'Sullivan's Legally Cementing Licences in Legislation

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss the talk, Legally Cementing Licences in Legislation: Two Law Merchant Models for Free Software Licences by Maureen O’Sullivan given at FOSDEM 2013 on Sunday 3 February 2013.

This show was released on Tuesday 3 June 2014; its running time is 01:06:41.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:37)

Segment 1 (00:06:48)

Bradley and Karen introduce the talk.

Segment 2 (00:07:20)

This segment is the talk, Legally Cementing Licences in Legislation: Two Law Merchant Models for Free Software Licences by Maureen O’Sullivan given at FOSDEM 2013 on Sunday 3 February 2013. You can follow along with the slides.

Segment 3 (00:50:55)


Tags: faif, GPL, licensing, copyright

May 27, 2014

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x45: I'm Board

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss the details, what to worry about, and what the usual duties are when serving on a Board of Directors for a USA non-profit. The discussion is primarily about 501(c)(3) organizations, but at the end they spend some time discussing 501(c)(6) organizations as well.

This show was released on Tuesday 27 May 2014; its running time is 01:02:56.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:44)

Segment 1 (00:32:25)


Tags: faif, non-profit

May 13, 2014

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x44: Oracle v. Google Federal Appeals Court Decision

Summary

Bradley and Karen explain why they've been gone for so long, and then discuss the recent Oracle v. Google Federal Appeals Court Decision.

This show was released on Tuesday 13 May 2014; its running time is 00:55:43.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:31)

Segment 1 (00:09:37)


Tags: faif, copyright, Oracle

October 17, 2013

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x43: State of the GNUnion

Summary

Karen and Bradley listen to and discuss John Sullivan's talk from FOSDEM 2013, entitled State of the GNUnion.

This show was released on Thursday 17 October 2013; its running time is 01:19:37.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:33)

Karen and Bradley introduce the talk.

Segment 1 (00:01:58)

The slides for John's talk are available, and the source of those slides is available too.

Segment 1 (00:54:31)

Segment 2 (01:14:53)

Private Internet Access became a new GNOME Advisory Board Member.


Tags: faif, GNU, GPL, FSF, non-profit, copyright, FOSDEM

September 4, 2013

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x42: libVLC LGPL Relicensing

Summary

Karen and Bradley listen to and discuss Jean-Baptiste Kempf's talk from FOSDEM 2013, entitled Relicensing libVLC and VLC modules from GPL to LGPL.

This show was released on Wednesday 4 September 2013; its running time is 01:25:43.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:28)

Segment 1 (00:05:52)

Jean-Baptiste Kempf slides are available for this talk.

Segment 2 (01:03:20)

Segment 3 (01:21:00)

Bradley and Karen discussed the release of the ExFAT Samsung source code.


Tags: faif, FSF, licensing, copyright, LGPL

August 14, 2013

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x41: Interview with Jim Zemlin at OSCON 2013

Summary

Bradley and Karen interview Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the The Linux Foundation.

This show was released on Wednesday 14 August 2013; its running time is 00:37:16.

Show Notes

Bradley and Karen interview Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the The Linux Foundation.

Segment 0 (00:00:33)

Bradley and Karen introduce the interview.

Segment 1 (00:03:03)

Bradley and Karen interview Jim Zemlin.

Segment 2 (00:25:23)


Tags: faif, commercial, non-profit

August 2, 2013

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x40: Alison Chaiken on Free Software in Cars

Summary

Note: initially, from 2013-08-01 18:30 through 2013-08-02 08:40 (US/Eastern), the audio file links in the feed did not work. That has been corrected.

Bradley and Karen interview Alison Chaiken about Free Software in cars.

This show was released on Friday 2 August 2013; its running time is 00:51:30.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:38)

Bradley and Karen introduce the interview.

Segment 1 (00:01:43)

Segment 2 (00:36:09)


Tags: GPL, licensing

July 17, 2013

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x3F: FOSDEM 2013 - AGPLv3 Panel Discussion

Summary

Karen and Bradley listen to and discuss The panel discussion on the GNU Affero General Public License from FOSDEM 2013.

This show was released on Wednesday 17 July 2013; its running time is 01:28:47.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:38)

Segment 1 (00:04:50)

This is the Panel Discussion: GNU Affero General Public License, version 3 from FOSDEM 2013. The speakers, in the order their voices are heard, are Tom Marble (introduction), Richard Fontana (moderator), Bradley M. Kuhn, Eileen Evans, and Christopher Allan Webber.

Segment 2 (01:06:47)


Tags: faif, FSF, FOSDEM, AGPL

June 13, 2013

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x3E: Mozilla - Licensing in the Trenches

Summary

Karen and Bradley listen to and discuss Gervase Markham's talk from FOSDEM 2013, entitled Mozilla: Licensing In The Trenches.

This show was released on Thursday 13 June 2013; its running time is 01:11:55.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:34)

Segment 1 (00:04:57)

Gerv's slides from his FOSDEM 2013 talk can be downloaded from FOSDEM's website.

Segment 2 (00:51:48)

Bradley and Karen discuss Gerv's talk.


Tags: Creative Commons, licensing, non-profit, copyright, IBM, conferences, FOSDEM

May 28, 2013

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x3D: Conference Behavior Redux

Summary

Karen and Bradley discuss the sexist comment issue that occurred a few months ago at PyCon USA 2013.

This show was released on Tuesday 28 May 2013; its running time is 00:39:23.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:34)


Tags: faif, gender, conferences

May 7, 2013

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x3C: FOSDEM 2013: How to Share a Trademark

Summary

Karen and Bradley listen to and discuss Pamela Chestek's talk from FOSDEM 2013, entitled How to Share a Trademark.

This show was released on Tuesday 7 May 2013; its running time is 01:23:47.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:33)

Karen and Bradley introduce the talk.

Segment 0 (00:02:05)

Pam gave us slides, but it's all in one big SVG.

Segment 2 (00:55:10)


Tags: faif, licensing, FOSDEM, trademarks

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