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9 November 2010
Karen and Bradley discuss Stormy Peters' departure from the GNOME Foundation, an issue of deep confusion regarding copyright licensing, and references to Spock in a recent court decision.
This show was released on Tuesday 9 November 2010; its running time is 00:39:56.
Segment 0 (00:35)
- Bradley confirmed the entire show is licensed CC-By-SA 3.0. (02:30)
- Stormy Peters is leaving the position of GNOME Foundation's Executive Director. (04:10)
- The GNOME Advisory Board is a group of for-profit and non-profit organizations that meet regularly to give advice to GNOME Foundation. (04:34)
- Stormy is going to a job at the Mozilla Foundation. (09:10)
- You don't have to be a developer to become a member of the GNOME Foundation. (09:57)
- Bradley mentioned that he did an FSF booth at COMDEX Chicago in early 2001 (which Bradley incorrectly called CES Chicago in the recording). (12:20)
Segment 1 (15:43)
- A LiveJournal post introduced an interesting issue of copyright confusion. (16:30)
- Karen mentioned there was discussion in other fora other than the original LiveJournal post, such as on the NY Frunch (Free Culture Lunch) mailing list and, since then, on NPR. (17:24)
- Bradley mentioned Fanzines, wondering if there are still fanzines. (18:57)
- Karen pointed out that both copyright infringement and plagiarism were at issue here. (20:25)
- Bradley is quite upset about the idea that people confuse public domain with FaiF licensing or any other actual license terms. (21:00)
- Karen notes that if you don't see a license, you have to assume it's all rights reserved. (23:10)
- Bradley described a Slashdot story that linked to a Techdirt article. (30:29)
- A footnote in the concurrence is what mentions Star Trek (33:03) .
- Bradley mentioned a mediocre novel he read in the 1990s called Brain Storm by Richard Dooling. (33:26)