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March 20, 2019

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x63: Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today? (Part IV)

Summary

In their final installment regarding their joint keynote at FOSDEM 2019, entitled: Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today?: Confessions of Activists Who Try But Fail to Avoid Proprietary Software, you listeners can hear the final product — a recording of the actual FOSDEM keynote. Afterwards, Karen and Bradley compare notes on what went wrong and what went right (but mostly what went wrong) during the talk.

This show was released on Wednesday 20 March 2019; its running time is 01:10:28.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:35)

Bradley and Karen talk logistics of how the talk is embedded in the audio.

Segment 1 (00:04:14)

The audio in this segment taken directly from the video of Karen and Bradley's FOSDEM 2019 opening keynote, entitled Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today? Confessions of Activists Who Try But Fail to Avoid Proprietary Software, which was given . If you'd rather watch the video, you can do so via FSODEM's video site in either webm format or in mp4 format.

Segment 2 (00:46:01)

Segment 3 (01:05:31)

Karen and Bradley mention that the next episode will be an interview with Dan Lynch recorded at CopyleftConf 2019.


Tags: faif, conferences, FOSDEM

March 12, 2019

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x62: Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today? (Part III)

Summary

Bradley and Karen have the last pre-talk installment of discussing the preparation for their joint keynote at FOSDEM 2019, entitled: Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today?: Confessions of Activists Who Try But Fail to Avoid Proprietary Software. This episode is the third of three episodes where Bradley and Karen record their preparation conversations for this keynote address. In this particular episode, they discuss the issue of letting others use proprietary software on your behalf, the problem of relying too much on that, and then finish up discussing with how they'll include this material into the final talk.

This show was released on Tuesday 12 March 2019; its running time is 00:28:00.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:34)

Segment 1 (23:15)


Tags: faif, FOSDEM, social justice

February 19, 2019

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x61: Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today? (Part II)

Summary

Bradley and Karen continue the process of preparing their joint keynote at FOSDEM 2019, entitled: Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today?: Confessions of Activists Who Try But Fail to Avoid Proprietary Software. This episode is the second of three episodes where Bradley and Karen record their preparation conversations for this keynote address. In this particular episode, they discuss the golden age in history when they used very little proprietary software, and then discuss the beginning of their personal Dark Ages of using some proprietary software.

This show was released on Tuesday 19 February 2019; its running time is 00:35:23.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:35)

Segment 1 (12:34)


Tags: faif, conferences, FOSDEM

January 13, 2019

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x60: Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today? (Part I)

Summary

Bradley and Karen pull back the curtain and begin the process of preparing their joint keynote at FOSDEM 2019, entitled: Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today?: Confessions of Activists Who Try But Fail to Avoid Proprietary Software. This episode is the first of multiple episodes where Bradley and Karen record their preparation conversations for this keynote address.

This show was released on Sunday 13 January 2019; its running time is 00:36:37.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)

Bradley and Karen discuss the plan to do prep for their FOSDEM keynote “on air” as part of FaiF broadcasts.

Segment 1 (07:13)


Tags: faif, conferences, FOSDEM

December 31, 2018

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x5F: Was 2018 the Year of Non-FOSS Licensing?

Summary

Bradley and Karen return, as promised, in 2018 (just barely)! They discuss the many non-FOSS and otherwise software-freedom-unfriendly licenses that have been promulgated in 2018.

This show was released on Monday 31 December 2018; its running time is 00:36:49.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)

Bradley and Karen discuss ideas for what to do with the oggcast going forward.

Segment 2 (07:49)

November 1, 2016

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x5E: Conservancy's ContractPatch Initiative

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss Conservancy's ContractPatch Initiative that will help Free Software developers negotiate their agreements with employers.

This show was released on Tuesday 1 November 2016; its running time is 00:50:29.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:38)


Tags: faif, commercial, Conservancy

September 21, 2016

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x5D: Conference Report, 1st Half of 2016

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss Conservancy's conference trips and presentations during the first half of 2016.

This show was released on Wednesday 21 September 2016; its running time is 00:53:28.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:38)


Tags: faif, OSCON, conferences, FOSDEM, Conservancy

September 2, 2016

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x5C: Basic FLOSS Concepts: Licensing 101

Summary

Bradley and Karen give a basic introduction of copyright licensing of Open Source and Free Software.

This show was released on Friday 2 September 2016; its running time is 01:02:03.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:35)


Tags: faif, GPL, copyright, copyleft

August 18, 2016

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x59: Audio Killed the Video Star

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss the plan for restarting Free as in Freedom and plans for episodes to come.

This show was released on Thursday 18 August 2016; its running time is 00:26:59.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)


Tags: faif, Conservancy

July 14, 2016

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x58: Debian Copyright Aggregation

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss Conservancy's Debian Copyright Aggregation project. (Note: While it was released just after DebConf16, this episode was recorded well before DebConf16; the discussions about DebConf refer to DebConf15.)

This show was released on Thursday 14 July 2016; its running time is 00:39:32.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:38)

Note: While it was released just after DebConf16, this episode was recorded well before DebConf16; the discussions about DebConf refer to DebConf15.


Tags: faif, copyright, Debian

November 24, 2015

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x57: Support Conservancy Now!

Summary

Free as in Freedom host Christopher Allan Webber interviews Karen Sandler and Bradley Kuhn about their work on copyleft and at Software Freedom Conservancy. You can become a Supporter of this work!

This show was released on Tuesday 24 November 2015; its running time is 00:26:10.

Show Notes


Tags: faif, licensing, copyleft, Conservancy

June 4, 2015

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x56: … & We're Back!

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss the VMware lawsuit that Software Freedom Conservancy is funding.

This show was released on Thursday 4 June 2015; its running time is 00:33:52.

Show Notes


Tags: GPL, Debian, conferences, copyleft

March 3, 2015

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x55: Nick Coghlan at LCA 2015

Summary

Bradley and Karen interview Nick Coghlan, who works onn development and test infrastructure for Red Hat and is heavily involved with the Python community.

This show was released on Tuesday 3 March 2015; its running time is 00:40:12.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:35)

Bradley and Karen interviewed Nick Coghlan who works for Red Hat and contributes to various Open Source and Free Software projects such as Python. Nick discussed his work on the infrastructure team at Red Hat, and his advocacy of Kallithea for use for the CPython project.


Tags: faif, conferences, Kallithea

January 29, 2015

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x54: Carol Smith at LCA 2015

Summary

Bradley and Karen interview Carol Smith, Programs and Open Source Community Manager of Google Summer of Code about the program and its policies and procedures.

This show was released on Thursday 29 January 2015; its running time is 00:39:39.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:35)

Bradley encourages those who attend FOSDEM 2015 to attend sign up to attend the Supporter Night Event on 30 January 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.

Segment 1 (00:50:11)

More Show notes for this one coming soon!


Tags: faif, conferences, Google Summer of Code

December 30, 2014

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x53: Can Plagiarism Happen Under Copyleft?

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss what plagiarism is (or isn't) and how it interacts with copyleft licenses.

This show was released on Tuesday 30 December 2014; its running time is 01:16:43.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:37)

Segment 1 (00:16:16)


Tags: faif, GPL, Creative Commons, commercial, licensing, plagiarism

December 24, 2014

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x52: Legal Issues from a Radical Community Angle

Summary

Bradley and Karen play and discuss

Stefano Zacchiroli's talk entitled Legal issues from a radical community angle that he gave 12:00 European/Central time on Sunday 2 February 2014 at FOSDEM 2014.

This show was released on Wednesday 24 December 2014; its running time is 01:04:50.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:35)

Karen and Bradley introduce the talk.

Segment 1 (00:02:38)

Stefano Zacchiroli's talk entitled Legal issues from a radical community angle . You can watch the video instead of listening to our audio and/or follow along with Zach's slides.

Segment 2 (00:53:17)


Tags: faif, licensing, copyright, Debian, FOSDEM, trademarks

December 11, 2014

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x51: Why Licenses Requiring Use of Trademarks are Non-Free

Summary

Bradley and Karen play and discuss Pam Chestek's talk entitled Why Licenses Requiring Use of Trademarks are Non-Free that she gave on Sunday 2 February 2014 at FOSDEM 2014.

This show was released on Thursday 11 December 2014; its running time is 01:10:00.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:34)

Segment 1 (00:13:26)

Pam Chestek gives a talk entitled Why Licenses Requiring Use of Trademarks are Non-Free. You can watch the video instead of listening to our audio and follow along with Pam's slides.

Segment 2 (01:00:37)


Tags: faif, commercial, licensing, FOSDEM, trademarks

November 24, 2014

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x5B: Interview with RMS on GNU's 30th Anniversary

Summary

Karen and Bradley interview Richard M. Stallman on the occasion of the 30th Anniversary of the GNU Project.

Note: Episode 0x5B was released out of sequence, but they are in the order of release date on faif.us (rather than numerical order by episode number).

This show was released on Monday 24 November 2014; its running time is 00:40:06.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:34)

Note: Episode 0x5B was released out of sequence, but they are in the order of release date on faif.us (rather than numerical order by episode number).

Bradley and Karen introduce the interview.

Segment 1 (01:20)

November 11, 2014

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x50: Big Announcements & Evans' FOSDEM 2014 Talk

Summary

Karen and Bradley announce Conservancy's DMCA filing and Conservancy and FSF's joint launch of the copyleft.org project, and then discuss Eileen Evans' FOSDEM 2014 talk, entitled Licensing Models and Building an Open Source Community.

This show was released on Tuesday 11 November 2014; its running time is 01:13:10.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)

Segment 1 (19:38)

This is a recording of Eileen Evans' FOSDEM 2014 talk, entitled Licensing Models and Building an Open Source Community. If you'd rather watch the video, which includes the slides from her talk, it's available on FOSDEM's site.

Segment 2 (46:40)


Tags: faif, commercial, licensing, non-profit, copyright, CLAs, copyleft

October 23, 2014

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x5A: Gamergate's Free Software Connection

Summary

Note: Episode 0x5A was released out of sequence, but they are in the order of release date on faif.us (rather than numerical order).

Karen and Bradley discuss connections between the so-called “Gamergate” controversy and how it relates to the Free Software community and a few obvious legal issues.

This show was released on Thursday 23 October 2014; its running time is 00:55:31.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:37)


Tags: faif, commercial, tort, gender

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