Free as in Freedom

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December 18, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x36: RMS' Ubuntu Essay and Canonical, Ltd.'s Response

Summary

Karen and Bradley discuss RMS' essay on FSF's website, Ubuntu SpyWare: What To Do, and Shuttleworth's Slashdot interview that responds somewhat to RMS' comments.

This show was released on Tuesday 18 December 2012; its running time is 00:39:57.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)


Tags: FSF

December 5, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x35: Oracle vs. Google Copyright Decision

Summary

Karen and Bradley discuss the copyright decision in the Oracle vs. Google case.

This show was released on Wednesday 5 December 2012; its running time is 00:32:38.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:33)


Tags: faif, copyright, Oracle

November 22, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x34: Medical Devices Update

Summary

Karen gives an update on the advocacy of software freedom for medical devices, while Bradley continually takes the show off-topic.

This show was released on Thursday 22 November 2012; its running time is 00:33:48.

Show Notes


Tags: faif

October 10, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x33: Richard Fontana at LinuxCon North America 2012

Summary

Karen and Bradley play and discuss Richard Fontana's LinuxCon North America 2012 talk, The Tragedy of the Commons Gatekeepers.

This show was released on Wednesday 10 October 2012; its running time is 01:13:39.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:33)

Bradley and Karen introduce Richard Fontana's talk.

Segment 1 (02:48)

Richard Fontana's slides are available online, and there is also a well-written summary of the talk available on LWN.

Segment 2 (47:15)

Karen and Bradley discuss Fontana's talk.

September 27, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x32: Matthew Garrett on UEFI at LinuxCon North America 2012

Summary

Karen and Bradley play and discuss Matthew Garrett's talk, Linux in a UEFI Secure Boot World talk from LinuxCon North America 2012.

This show was released on Thursday 27 September 2012; its running time is 01:05:28.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:34)

Segment 1 (08:43)

The slides from Matthew Garrett's LinuxCon North America 2012 talk, Linux in a UEFI Secure Boot World are available.

Segment 2 (51:35)


Tags: faif, conferences, Restricted Boot

September 14, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x31: GNU Mediagoblin

Summary

Karen and Bradley interview Christopher Allan Webber of the GNU Mediagoblin project.

This show was released on Friday 14 September 2012; its running time is 00:45:39.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:31)

Karen and Bradley introduce the interview.

Segment 0 (00:56)

Segment 1 (43:36)

GNU Mediagoblin will be launching a fundraising campaign soon. Check back here for details later!


Tags: faif, GNU, copyright, AGPL

August 28, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x30: GNOME Press Comments

Summary

Karen and Bradley discuss recent coverage of GNOME by the technology press, and more generally issues and concerns with the technology press.

This show was released on Tuesday 28 August 2012; its running time is 00:56:31.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:44)


Tags: faif, gnome

August 14, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x2F: OSCON and GUADEC 2012

Summary

Karen and Bradley discuss OSCON and GUADEC.

This show was released on Tuesday 14 August 2012; its running time is 00:39:53.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)

Segment 1 (17:56)


Tags: faif, OSCON, conferences

July 17, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x2E: FOSDEM 2012: Linksvayer on Public Policy & CC 4.0

Summary

Karen and Bradley play and discuss Mike Linksvayer's FOSDEM 2012 talk, Creative Commons 4.0 licenses and other opportunities for FLOSS/free culture legal/policy intersections from the FOSDEM 2012 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom.

This show was released on Tuesday 17 July 2012; its running time is 00:59:30.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:38)

Bradley and Karen suggest that you use the slides below when listening to Mike's talk.

Segment 1 (05:51)

Mike Linksvayer's slides for this talk are available in PDF format and in ODP format.

Segment 2 (33:43)

Segment 3 (34:25)

A special licensing message from Mike Linksvayer.

Segment 4 (35:09)


Tags: faif, Creative Commons, FOSDEM

July 5, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x2D: FSF's Restricted Boot Paper

Summary

Karen and Bradley discuss FSF's announcement of FSF's white paper on Restricted Boot, which critiques Red Hat's approach to restricted boot for its Fedora distribution and Canonical, Ltd.'s approach to restricted boot for its Ubuntu distribution.

This show was released on Thursday 5 July 2012; its running time is 00:42:22.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:38)


Tags: faif, FSF, Restricted Boot

June 19, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x2C: FOSDEM 2012: Laurent's Open Licences before European Courts

Summary

Karen and Bradley play and discuss Philippe Laurent's FOSDEM 2012 talk, Open Licences before European Courts from the FOSDEM 2012 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom.

This show was released on Tuesday 19 June 2012; its running time is 00:44:07.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)

Karen and Bradley mention there is one talk remaining after this one from the FOSDEM 2012 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom.

Segment 1 (03:04)

Philippe's slides are available from faif.us. Note: the slides are licensed differently than the show: they are CC-By-SA-3.0-Unported (rather than -USA).

Segment 2 (32:22)


Tags: faif, GPL, copyright, conferences, FOSDEM

June 5, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x2B: Deb Nicholson of OIN

Summary

Karen and Bradley interview Deb Nicholson of Open Invention Network, GNU MediaGoblin and Open Hatch.

This show was released on Tuesday 5 June 2012; its running time is 00:48:12.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)

Segment 1 (04:40)

Segment 2 (38:54)

Bradley and Karen talk about plans for upcoming shows.


Tags: faif, GNU, patents

May 29, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x2A: Conservancy's Compliance Project

Summary

Karen and Bradley discuss Software Freedom Conservancy's announcement regarding its coordinated license compliance program.

This show was released on Tuesday 29 May 2012; its running time is 00:32:53.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)

Karen and Bradley discuss Software Freedom Conservancy's announcement regarding its coordinated license compliance program.


Tags: faif, GPL, licensing, non-profit, copyright

May 22, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x29: Richard Fontana at Linux Collaboration Summit 2012

Summary

Karen and Bradley play and discuss Richard Fontana's Linux Collaboration Summit 2012 talk, The Decline of the GPL, and What To Do About It.

This show was released on Tuesday 22 May 2012; its running time is 01:19:27.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)

Karen mentioned a legal summit where Richard and Karen spoke; the same event where the organizers said having Bradley speak would be the same as having the caterers speak.

Segment 1 (04:46)

Fontana's slides for this talk are available on Fontana's website.

Note that this talk is a longer version of Ricahrd Fontana's FOSDEM 2012 talk, The (possible) decline of the GPL, and what to do about it from the FOSDEM 2012 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom.

Segment 2 (57:24)

Bradley and Karen discuss Fontana's talk.


Tags: faif, GPL, licensing, copyright, Richard Fontana, LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Oracle, conferences

May 8, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x28: FOSDEM 2012: Loic Dachary

Summary

Karen and Bradley play and discuss Loïc Dachary's FOSDEM 2012 talk, Can for-profit companies enforce copyleft without becoming corrupt like MySQL AB? from the FOSDEM 2012 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom.

This show was released on Tuesday 8 May 2012; its running time is 00:56:01.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:35)

Bradley and Karen discuss FOSDEM again.

Segment 1 (10:10)

Unfortunately, we don't have Loïc's slides.

Segment 2 (32:03)

Bradley and Karen comment on Loïc's talk.


Tags: faif, GPL, licensing, FOSDEM

April 25, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x27: FOSDEM 2012: Randal's Legal Hygiene

Summary

Karen and Bradley play and discuss Allison Randal's FOSDEM 2012 talk, FLOSSing for Good Legal Hygiene: Stories from the Trenches from the FOSDEM 2012 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom.

This show was released on Wednesday 25 April 2012; its running time is 01:04:56.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:35)

Bradley talked about the #faif IRC conversation regarding hot milk recipe and its copyright. (01:54)

Segment 1 (07:10)

Allison's slides are available from faif.us.

Segment 2 (35:00)


Tags: faif, GPL, licensing, conferences, FOSDEM

April 13, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x26: FOSDEM 2012: Meeks on Copyright Assignment

Summary

Karen and Bradley play and discuss Michael Meeks's FOSDEM 2012 talk, Risks and Benefits of Copyright Assignment from the FOSDEM 2012 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom.

This show was released on Friday 13 April 2012; its running time is 00:47:19.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:35)

Bradley and Karen introduce Michael's talk.

Segment 1 (01:56)

Michael's slides are available from faif.us and from his blog post on the talk.

Segment 2 (26:47)


Tags: faif, licensing, copyright, FOSDEM

March 29, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x25: FOSDEM 2012 Patents Panel

Summary

Karen and Bradley play and discuss Panel on Patents, moderated by Karen Sandler, with Ciarán O'Riordan, Benjamin Henrion, and Deb Nicholson from the FOSDEM 2012 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom.

This show was released on Thursday 29 March 2012; its running time is 00:48:59.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:35)

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)


Tags: faif, licensing, Richard Fontana, IBM, patents

March 13, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x24: App Store Panel

Summary

Karen and Bradley play and discuss Panel on Application Stores, moderated by Richard Fontana, with Giovanni Battista Gallus, Bradley M. Kuhn, and Hugo Roy from the FOSDEM 2012 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom.

This show was released on Tuesday 13 March 2012; its running time is 00:47:28.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:34)

Karen and Bradley introduce the panel.

Segment 1 (02:15)

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 (35:04)


Tags: faif, conferences, FOSDEM

February 28, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x23: Is Copyleft Being Framed?

Summary

Karen and Bradley play and discuss John Sullivan's talk entitled Is Copyleft Being Framed? from the FOSDEM 2012 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom.

This show was released on Tuesday 28 February 2012; its running time is 00:56:19.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:34)

Segment 1 (06:35)

Segment 1 (37:23)


Tags: faif, conferences, FOSDEM

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