Free as in Freedom

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February 14, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] 0x22: Elder's Methods of FOSS Activism

Summary

Karen and Bradley play and discuss Ambjörn Elder's talk entitled Methods of FOSS Activism from the FOSDEM 2012 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom.

This show was released on Tuesday 14 February 2012; its running time is 00:44:44.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:35)

Bradley and Karen summarize some of the logistics of FOSDEM.

Segment 1 (08:08)

You can follow along with Ambjörn's slides for his talk while you listen.

Segment 2 (24:04)


Tags: faif, conferences, FOSDEM

January 31, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x21: Inspirational Conference Talks

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss Jacob Appelbaum's talk at Linux Conf Australia 2012, as well as other conference talks.

This show was released on Tuesday 31 January 2012; its running time is 00:38:58.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:35)

Segment 0 (18:51)


Tags: faif, security, conferences

January 17, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x20: Gender Inequality in Software Freedom Community

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss issues of gender inequality in the software freedom community and technology generally.

This show was released on Tuesday 17 January 2012; its running time is 00:47:17.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:38)


Tags: faif, gender

January 8, 2012

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x1F: Toward Better Legal Discussion Fora

Summary

Karen and Bradley discuss the various private Free Software legal fora and consider if a more open community for discussion might be better, and also discuss the just-ended CFP for the FOSDEM Legal and Policy Issues Dev Room.

This show was released on Sunday 8 January 2012; its running time is 00:37:57.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:37)


Tags: faif

December 16, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x1E: Our Non-Profits Considered

Summary

Karen and Bradley discuss recent debates about the value of non-profit organizations for Free Software.

This show was released on Friday 16 December 2011; its running time is 00:44:33.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:34)


Tags: FSF, non-profit, Richard Fontana

November 29, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x1D: Stefano Zacchiroli, Current DPL

Summary

Karen interviews Stefano Zacchiroli, who is the current Debian Project Leader. Karen and Bradley discuss their thoughts on that interview.

This show was released on Tuesday 29 November 2011; its running time is 00:38:51.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)

Segment 1 (03:58)

Segment 2 (21:04)


Tags: faif, GPL, Debian

November 11, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x1C: Adam Dingle of Yorba

Summary

Karen interviews Adam Dingle of Yorba, and Bradley and Karen briefly discuss the interview.

This show was released on Friday 11 November 2011; its running time is 00:51:23.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:33)

Segment 1 (02:45)

Segment 2 (41:08)


Tags: faif, non-profit, Form 1023

October 25, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x1B: Two Executive Directors

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss their jobs, particularly fundraising, and plans for future shows.

This show was released on Tuesday 25 October 2011; its running time is 00:31:47.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)

Segment 1 (29:28)


Tags: faif, non-profit

October 11, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x1A: Comments on Jobs

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss the various news and comments on Steve Jobs' death and his legacy, and their own thoughts on the issue.

This show was released on Tuesday 11 October 2011; its running time is 00:52:17.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)

Segment 1 (33:40)


Tags: faif

September 28, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x19: GNOME 3.2 and Other Topics

Summary

Karen and Bradley discuss the GNOME 3.2 release, Karen interviews Jos Poortvliet, Bradley complains about identi.ca web interface and they discuss together UEFI “secure” boot, and the PyPy Python 3 campaign.

This show was released on Wednesday 28 September 2011; its running time is 00:48:46.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:40)

Segment 1 (07:14)

Segment 2 (21:04)

Segment 3 (31:53)


Tags: faif, novell, gnome

September 13, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x18: 12 Years of Compliance: A Historical Perspective

Summary

Bradley and Karen play a speech recording of Bradley's presentation at OSCON 2011, entitled 12 Years of FLOSS License Compliance: A Historical Perspective.

This show was released on Tuesday 13 September 2011; its running time is 00:57:19.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)

Segment 1 (05:02)

Segment 2 (52:35)


Tags: faif, GPL, licensing, copyright

August 30, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x17: Contributor Agreements Considered Harmful

Summary

Bradley and Karen play a speech recording of Richard Fontana's presentation at OSCON 2011, entitled Contributor Agreements Considered Harmful.

Note: this show and the slides from Richard Fontana are licensed under CC-By-SA-3.0 USA. This will be the new license of the show for this and future episodes.

This show was released on Tuesday 30 August 2011; its running time is 01:03:49.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:34)

Segment 1 (03:34)

Segment 2 (45:17)


Tags: novell, copyright, Richard Fontana

August 16, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x16: Legal Basics for Developers

Summary

Bradley and Karen play and comment on a talk recording of Aaron Williamson's and Karen's presentation at OSCON 2011, entitled Legal Basics for Developers.

This show was released on Tuesday 16 August 2011; its running time is 00:53:53.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:33)

Segment 1 (05:53)

Segment 2 (49:36)


Tags: faif, copyright

August 2, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x15: Karen Keynotes OSCON

Summary

Karen and Bradley discuss Karen's OSCON keynote and her 2011 O'Reilly Open Source Award, as well as other happenings from OSCON.

This show was released on Tuesday 2 August 2011; its running time is 00:36:27.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:35)

Segment 1 (10:22)

Segment 2 (24:49)


Tags: faif, OSCON

July 19, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x14: Free as in FOAM

Summary

Karen and Bradley briefly discuss and play Bradley's keynote at the Sixth Annual OpenFOAM Conference.

This show was released on Tuesday 19 July 2011; its running time is 01:04:03.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:38)

Segment 1 (03:20)

Segment 2 (53:12)


Tags: faif, GPL, licensing, copyright

July 5, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x13: Torts and 1023s

Summary

Karen and Bradley discuss the USAmerican legal system in regard to torts, and the current delays from the USA IRS on 501(c)(3) non-profit applications (i.e., Form 1023s).

This show was released on Tuesday 5 July 2011; its running time is 00:39:49.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:48)

Segment 1 (12:50)


Tags: faif, non-profit, tort, Form 1023

June 21, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x12: Karen's New Job; Supreme Court on Patents

Summary

Karen announces her new job, and Bradley and Karen discuss the recent USA Supreme Court decisions on patents.

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This show was released on Tuesday 21 June 2011; its running time is 00:54:31.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:37)

Segment 1 (28:58)


Tags: licensing, patents, gnome

June 7, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x11: Corporate Licensing Decisions That Impact the Project's Community

Summary

Dan Lynch (filling in for Karen) and Bradley discuss a few examples where licensing decisions by companies impacts the health of the software development community.

This show was released on Tuesday 7 June 2011; its running time is 01:24:34.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:36)

Segment 1 (00:32:30)

Segment 2 (01:16:09)

Bradley thanked Dan, on behalf of Karen, for all his work to make Free as in Freedom possible.


Tags: faif, novell, commercial, licensing, copyright, LGPL, LibreOffice, OpenOffice, Oracle, IBM

May 24, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x10: Linux License Violations

Summary

Dan Lynch (filling in for Karen) and Bradley play and discuss Matthew Garrett's talk GPL Violations: What Are We Doing? (aka Linux License Violations) from the Linux Collaboration Summit 2011.

If you want to listen to only the off-topic parts of this oggcast, please download the FaiF 0x10 Off-Topic Remix.

This show was released on Tuesday 24 May 2011; its running time is 01:24:10.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:34)

Segment 1 (08:05)

Segment 2 (51:29)


Tags: faif, GPL, licensing, copyright

May 10, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x0F: Why Samba Switched to GPLv3

Summary

This episode is a recording of Jeremy Allison's talk, Why Samba Switched to GPLv3 from the 2011 Linux Collaboration Summit, with some commentary from Bradley and Karen on the talk.

This show was released on Tuesday 10 May 2011; its running time is 01:00:51.

Show Notes

Ironically (or perhaps appropriately), Bradley was at Samba XP with Jeremy the day this show was released. So, there he wasn't able to get show notes together in detail for this show.

However, Jeremy's slides from the talk are available (in PDF), and also ODP format. So, you can follow along with it in the talk.

Also, you may be interested to read Bradley live-dent'd Jeremy's talk, so the discussion there might be useful to read as well.


Tags: faif, GPL, licensing

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