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Displaying casts tagged Debian
July 14, 2016
Bradley and Karen discuss Conservancy's Debian Copyright Aggregation project. (Note: While it was released just after DebConf16, this episode was recorded well before DebConf16; the discussions about DebConf refer to DebConf15.)
This show was released on Thursday 14 July 2016; its running time is 00:39:32.
Segment 0 (00:38)
Note: While it was released just after DebConf16, this episode was recorded well before DebConf16; the discussions about DebConf refer to DebConf15.
- Bradley mentioned his talk at DebConf. This was recorded before DebConf 16, so Bradley is talking about DebConf 15, which was summarized in this blog post and his keynote from DebConf15. A video of that talk is available. (02:00)
- Bradley mentioned this bug about the copyright notice on the Debian website (07:47)
- Ian Jackson asked about bequeathing copyright at Bradley's talk. (15:45)
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)
December 24, 2014
Bradley and Karen play and discuss
This show was released on Wednesday 24 December 2014; its running time is 01:04:50.
Segment 0 (00:00:35)
Karen and Bradley introduce the talk.
Segment 1 (00:02:38)
Segment 2 (00:53:17)
- Please note: Bradley and Karen recorded these comments before the init system coupling referendum completed, which is why Karen and Bradley don't discuss it. However, their comments about the Debian democratic process are highly relevant to the recent vote. Also, Bradley discussed his views on that specific issue as a guest co-host on Linux Outlaws, Episode 368.
- Bradley and Karen discussed SPI as Debian's fiscal sponsor and used a few terms like grantor/grantee (01:01:20)
October 9, 2014
This show was released on Thursday 9 October 2014; its running time is 00:38:51.
Segment 0 (00:37)
Segment 1 (04:30)
- Ryan Lortie asked about an offensive public statement Linus Torvalds made on 6 July 2012. (05:04)
- Bradley mentioned that Linus Torvalds argued Red Hat was kowtowing to Microsoft using offensive language. (07:57)
- Karen mentioned that Linus
called GNOME an
unholy mess. (19:05)
November 29, 2011
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.
Segment 0 (00:36)
Segment 1 (03:58)
- Stefano was inspired by a professor at his university to get involved with Free Software, because you can study the sources. (04:50)
- DPL reelection is in April each year. (08:40)
- Stefano discovered that some Debian derivatives weren't distributing source packages. He's helped them get into compliance, although Stefano hesitates to call it enforcement. (12:40)
- Stefano mentioned that many Debian contributors begin contributing upstream to Debian after contributing to derivatives of Debian first. (15:20)
- Stefano thinks the adoption of Free Software on the desktop is shrinking, and many users are using proprietary software “cloud” services. (19:00)
- Stefano thinks that GPL is not enough to defend our software freedom, and that AGPL can do it but it came a bit late. (20:20)
- Stefano is concerned about companies like Google that can reimplement an entire software system merely to avoid copyleft. (20:40)
Segment 2 (21:04)
- Bradley mentioned that moving a package to non-free is a powerful tool that Debian has to deal with licensing situations (21:40)
- Bradley noted that the Debian ftpmasters make decisions about licensing, but it has not been historically well documented. It seems that fact is now well documented. (27:30)