Free as in Freedom

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May 11, 2019

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x67: Analysis of Two Backports of GPLv3 Termination Provisions to GPLv2

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss two additional permissions that can be used to “backport” the GPLv3 Termination provisions to GPLv2 — the Kernel Enforcement Statement Additional Permission, and the Red Hat Cooperation Commitment. A blog post on Conservancy's site summarizes the discussion on this show.

This show was released on Saturday 11 May 2019; its running time is 00:41:56.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:35)

Segment 1 (13:04)

Segment 2 (26:10)

Segment 3 (38:40)

The next episode of will be an interview with Molly De Blanc and recording of her keynote at CopyleftConf 2019


Tags: faif, GPL, copyright

April 22, 2019

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x66: The End of Hellwig vs. VMware

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss the details of the completion of the lawsuit (which Conservancy supported) between Christoph Hellwig and VMware in Germany.

This show was released on Monday 22 April 2019; its running time is 00:38:29.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:37)

Segment 1 (09:26)

Segment 2 (33:01)

  • In the next episode, Karen will discuss the Kernel Enforcement Statement Additional Permission, and the Red Hat “Cooperation Commitment”. (35:40)

  • Tags: faif, copyright, patents, copyleft

    April 2, 2019

    [Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x65: Linux Foundation's Community Bridge

    Summary

    Bradley and Karen discuss and critique the new initiative by the Linux Foundation called CommunityBridge. The podcast includes various analysis that expands upon their blog post about Linux Foundation's CommunityBridge.

    This show was released on Tuesday 2 April 2019; its running time is 00:47:17.

    Show Notes

    Segment 0 (00:36)

    Segment 1 (21:23)

    Segment 2 (36:54)

    Segment 3 (42:44)

    Bradley and Karen discuss (or, possibly don't) discuss what's coming up on the next episode. Fact of the matter is that this announcement wasn't written yet when we recorded this episode and we weren't sure if 0x65 would be released before or after that announcement was released. We'll be discussing that topic on 0x66.


    Tags: faif, licensing, Conservancy, Linux Foundation

    March 27, 2019

    [Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x64: Our Producer Dan Lynch Interviewed at Copyleft Conf 2019

    Summary

    Bradley and Karen interview their own producer, Dan Lynch, on site at Copyleft Conf 2019.

    This show was released on Wednesday 27 March 2019; its running time is 00:36:00.

    Show Notes

    Segment 0 (00:46)

    Segment 1 (5:19)

    Segment 2 (28:23)

    Bradley and Karen briefly dissect the interview with Dan.

    Segment 3 (32:22)

    Karen and Bradley mention that they'll discuss the Linux Foundation initiative, “Community Bridge” in the next episode. If you want a preview Bradley and Karen's thoughts, you can read their blog post about Linux Foundation's “Community Bridge” initiative.


    Tags: faif, conferences, copyleft

    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
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    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

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