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2 September 2016
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.
Segment 0 (00:35)
- Bradley mentioned the phrase “fixed in a tangible medium” which appears in the USA copyright law. (03:10)
- Bradley mentioned the Sherman Antitrust act. (04:05)
- Bradley mentioned the card game Pit (04:15)
- Bradley jokingly quoted Mit Romney's famous gaffe, “Corporations are people, my friend.” (04:44)
- Bradley read Title 17, the USA Copyright act many times. (06:50)
- Bradley mentioned the court case, UNIX System Laboratories, Inc. v. Berkeley Software Design, Inc., which resulted in releasing the parts of BSD that could be Free Software. (12:27)
- Bradley mentioned the FSF's Free Software Definition (13:11)
- Bradley mentioned OSI's Open Source Definition (13:16)
- Apparently, the problem of categorization is called Categorization in Philosophy. (14:30)
- The issue of Open Source not being trademarked is discussed in this essay by Richard Stallman. (15:44)
- The basic categorizations of types of FLOSS licenses are copyleft and non-copyleft.
- Karen suggests reading GPLv2 and GPLv3. (39:31)
- Bradley made a crude drawing of the spectrum of licenses. (40:20)
- Bradley mentioned the The Principles of Community-Oriented GPL Enforcement (55:40)