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Displaying casts tagged copyleft
September 2, 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)
November 24, 2015
This show was released on Tuesday 24 November 2015; its running time is 00:26:10.
- Bradley mentioned Cygnus Solutions, ultimately acquired by Red Hat, which was an early for-profit supporter of copylefted projects.
- Bradley and Karen discussed the VMware lawsuit.
- Chris Webber wrote this blog post in response to a Shane Curcuru, who is VP of Brand Management at the Apache Software Foundation, anti-copyleft talk at OSCON 2015. Shane's talk is consistent with Apache Software Foundation's historical and recent anti-copyleft positions (12:23)
June 4, 2015
Bradley and Karen discuss the VMware lawsuit that Software Freedom Conservancy is funding.
This show was released on Thursday 4 June 2015; its running time is 00:33:52.
- Bradley and Karen discuss the lawsuit that Christoph Hellwig filed. (07:37)
- Karen mentioned her LibrePlanet keynote about the VMware lawsuit. (21:30)
- Bradley's talk at LinuxConf Australia 2015, Considering The Future of Copyleft, is available online. (22:04)
- Bradley mentioned the discussion on pump.io about NPR fundraisers. (24:23)
- Bradley mentioned a Debian 8 release party at LinuxFest Northwest, which Microsoft didn't invite him to, since he wasn't willing to give Microsoft his contact info for marketing purposes. (29:16)
- Karen and Bradley promoted the Conservancy supporter program (31:40)
November 11, 2014
Karen and Bradley announce Conservancy's DMCA filing and Conservancy and FSF's joint launch of the copyleft.org project, and then discuss Eileen Evans' FOSDEM 2014 talk, entitled Licensing Models and Building an Open Source Community.
This show was released on Tuesday 11 November 2014; its running time is 01:13:10.
Segment 0 (00:36)
- Conservancy file a DMCA petition regarding so-called “Smart TVs”. (02:00)
- Bradley mentioned the magic marker that was as circumvention technique under DMCA. Here's an amusing joke press release about the issue. (03:10)
- There isn't much documentation online of Bruce Perens live DMCA violation, but this article appears to be the main one on the subject, and there is also this interview (06:46).
- Bradley and Karen talked about the joint FSF/Conservancy copyleft.org announcement. (09:10)
- Bradley first pulled together the materials for copyleft.org for FSF's CLE seminars, particularly the one in March 2014. (10:00)
- Karen noted that Conservancy donated the time to write up a pristine example of good complete, corresponding source code for a GPL'd product. (11:30)
- Bradley discussed the incorrect GPLv2§2(a) violation accusations that some made against Red Hat regarding its changes to its publication of RHEL's Linux fork. (12:00)
- Karen and Bradley encouraged listeners to submit talk proposals for the FOSDEM 2015 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom (15:03)
Segment 1 (19:38)
This is a recording of Eileen Evans' FOSDEM 2014 talk, entitled Licensing Models and Building an Open Source Community. If you'd rather watch the video, which includes the slides from her talk, it's available on FOSDEM's site.
Segment 2 (46:40)
- Bradley and Karen discuss Eileen's talk.
- Bradley mentioned the OpenStack CLA fight, which was covered in a panel discussion on FaiF 0x4B. (56:16)
- Karen mentioned the 501(c)(6) issues that OpenStack Foundation has faced, which were discussed already on FaiF 0x4E. (56:34)