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29 March 2012
This show was released on Thursday 29 March 2012; its running time is 00:48:59.
Segment 0 (00:35)
- This American Life issued a retraction of the story we mentioned on 0x24. This American Life released a transcript or mp3 of the audio of the retraction. (02:21)
- Karen and Bradley introduce the panel.
Segment 1 (03:58)
This is the recording of the panel. Some of the questions aren't completely audible, but Dan did a pretty good job boosting it in places.
Segment 2 (32:21)
- IBM's amicus brief in Bilski clearly shows that IBM is pro-software patent. (33:48)
- The Linux System Definition which defines the only patents available for licensing by OIN licensees, was unilaterally updated recently without consulting the Free Software community.
- Keith Bergelt of OIN will speak at Linux Collaboration 2012 on the Legal track, which Bradley is chairing (35:29)
- OIN is a for-profit company. (37:54)
- IBM has attacked Free Software projects with patents, such as TurboHercules (39:22)
- IBM is the largest software patent holder in the world. (44:27)
- Red Hat refuses to grant a patent license for patent use in Free software, they have only a weak promise that allows them to sell of patents to others who may enforce against Free Software projects, or which could be revoked. (46:26)