Free as in Freedom

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April 26, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x0E: Open Source Projects and Corporate Entanglement

Summary

This episode is a recording of Richard Fontana's talk, Open Source Projects and Corporate Entanglement from the 2011 Linux Collaboration Summit, with some commentary from Bradley and Karen on the talk.

This show was released on Tuesday 26 April 2011; its running time is 01:02:48.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:34)

Segment 1 (03:48)

Segment 2 (48:25)


Tags: faif, GNU, licensing, non-profit, Richard Fontana

April 12, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x0D: NDAs

Summary

This episode is a recording of Karen's talk, Sign on the Dotted Line: NDAs and Free and Open Source Software from the 2011 Linux Collaboration Summit.

This show was released on Tuesday 12 April 2011; its running time is 00:42:44.

Show Notes

Segment 1 (01:33)

You can download a copy of Karen's slides from the talk if you'd like to follow along.

Here's a listener donated transcription of one of the questions:

[23:14]
[indistinct] Signed up [indistinct] At Google you can opt out. Some of the people are You cannot actually [indistinct]

[29:53] On some NDAs you can have sections that say you are not allowed to use open source software and not allowed to write open source software, but the company is hiring you to do exactly this.

[30:12] In NDAs. I'm a consultant, and so I get a lot of NDAs on my desk. I know at least 5 large semiconductor companies who have this paragraph inside that forbid you to look at open source software and its clear that open source software is a clause for the death penalty when they're hiring you as a consultant to write drivers in the Linux kernel.


Tags: faif

March 29, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x0C: Disturbing Debates

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss two debates going on in the free and open source software community. One recent and seemingly inflated, and one long and confusing.

This show was released on Tuesday 29 March 2011; its running time is 00:43:18.

Show Notes

Segment 1 (03:12)

Segment 2 (26:07)


Tags: faif, GPL, licensing, mobile, copyright

March 15, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x0B: Free Software Project Non-Profit Existence

Summary

Bradley and Karen have an introductory discussion on how non-profit governance interacts with Free Software projects and what issues are important for developers who want their project to have a non-profit existence.

This show was released on Tuesday 15 March 2011; its running time is 00:34:42.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:37)


Tags: faif, non-profit

March 1, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode: 0x0A: Windows Mobile Windows Phone 7 Series Application Store

Summary

Bradley and Karen discussed the Windows Phone 7 Application Store terms and conditions which prohibit GPL'd and other copylefted software in the application store.

This show was released on Tuesday 1 March 2011; its running time is 00:38:13.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:35)

After the show was recorded, there was an announcement that Microsoft would allow employees to build their own companies writing Windows 7 Series Windows Mobile applications.


Tags: faif, GPL, licensing, microsoft, mobile

February 15, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x09: Copyleft, -or-later, and Basics of Compatibility

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss types of copyleft generally and introduce the basics of license compatibility and -or-later clauses.

This show was released on Tuesday 15 February 2011; its running time is 00:41:57.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:38)


Tags: faif, GPL, licensing

February 1, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x08: Strictly Commercial

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss non-commercial-only commons licenses, particularly the CC-By-NC license, and how they compare to Free Culture and Free Software licenses, and why some authors pick NC licenses instead of Free Culture/Software ones.

This show was released on Tuesday 1 February 2011; its running time is 00:49:32.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)


Tags: faif, Creative Commons, commercial, licensing

January 18, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x07: Revoked?

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss a few corrections from previous shows, and then discuss misunderstandings about the GPL regarding “revocation” of the GPL.

This show was released on Tuesday 18 January 2011; its running time is 00:44:54.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:34)

Segment 1 (12:19)


Tags: faif, GPL

January 4, 2011

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x06: GRUB, Zulu Foxtrot Sierra

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss the inclusion of ZFS GPLv2-or-later code inclusion into GNU GRUB.

This show was released on Tuesday 4 January 2011; its running time is 00:47:58.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:35)

Final (45:45)


Tags: faif, GNU, GPL, FSF

December 21, 2010

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x05: Inducing Fryers

Summary

Bradley and Karen welcome special co-presenter and guest, Aaron Williamson, to discuss the OpenBSD email regarding purported FBI backdoors. In the main segment, they discuss the amicus brief filed by SFLC (where Aaron and Karen work) in the Global-Tech Appliances v. SEB USA Supreme Court case.

This show was released on Tuesday 21 December 2010; its running time is 00:54:59.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:37)

Segment 1 (14:18)

Final (54:16)

These show notes are Copyright © 2010, Karen Sandler and Bradley M. Kuhn of Free as in Freedom, and are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 Unported license (CC-By-SA-3.0 Unported).


Tags: faif

December 7, 2010

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x04: Conference Behavior and Novell Sale

Summary

In this episode of Free as in Freedom, Karen and Bradley discuss in the first segment recent press coverage of sexist attitudes at Free Software conferences, and in the second segment, discuss the public filings related to the Novell sale.

This show was released on Tuesday 7 December 2010; its running time is 00:58:16.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:40)

Segment 1 (32:18)

These show notes are Copyright © 2010, Karen Sandler and Bradley M. Kuhn of Free as in Freedom, and are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 Unported license (CC-By-SA-3.0 Unported).


Tags: faif, novell

November 23, 2010

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x03: i Don't Store

Summary

Karen and Bradley discuss the debates regarding Apple's online store restrictions that make it impossible to distribute GPL'd software via Apple's store. Then, they discuss question the usefulness of the term “Open Core”

Note: Bradley's audio was too low compared to Karen's on this episode. We're still sorting out our recording issues, and apologize for this. This is completely Bradley's fault: don't blame Producer Dan. :)

This show was released on Tuesday 23 November 2010; its running time is 00:45:04.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:34)

Segment 1 (27:40)


Tags: faif

November 9, 2010

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x02: The Needs of the Few

Summary

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.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:35)

Segment 1 (15:43)


Tags: faif

October 29, 2010

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x01: Free of Annoying Buzz

Summary

Bradley and Karen discuss the new license of their show, multi-platform Free Software projects and conferences Bradley attended this month.

This show was released on Friday 29 October 2010; its running time is 00:46:13.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:32)

Segment 1 (27:00)


Tags: faif

October 6, 2010

[Get cast in Ogg/Vorbis
                                          format] [Get cast in MP3 format] Episode 0x00: Goodbye and Ahoy Hoy

Summary

Bradley and Karen announced that the Software Freedom Law Show is over. Karen and Bradley announced a new show, called Free as in Freedom, that will not be affiliated with any specific organization (although Bradley and Karen keep all their various affiliations themselves. :).

This show was released on Wednesday 6 October 2010; its running time is 00:32:32.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:28)


Tags: faif

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