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October 23, 2014
Note: Episode 0x5A was released out of sequence, but they are in the order of release date on faif.us (rather than numerical order).
Karen and Bradley discuss connections between the so-called “Gamergate” controversy and how it relates to the Free Software community and a few obvious legal issues.
This show was released on Thursday 23 October 2014; its running time is 00:55:31.
Segment 0 (00:37)
- Karen asked if Bradley had heard of the Gamergate situation. (01:30)
- Matthew Garrett wrote a blog post regarding this topic entitled Actions have consequences (or: why I'm not fixing Intel's bugs any more) (10:23)
- Mathew was attacked on LKML about this blog post (10:50)
- Lennart Poettering also wrote an essay recently about aggression and attacking people in Free Software communities. (12:12)
- Karen mentioned the harassment Kathy Sierra faced in the late 2000s. (13:00)
- Bradley called out Linux Foundation to ask why they tacitly support the bad behavior by its employees and others in the Linux Project (14:35, 31:10)
- Bradley mentioned that Antti Aumo in his LinuxCon Europe 2011 keynote,
said that a great thing about the Internet of Things is that you can
put a lock on your fridge when the wife's on a diet. (16:32)
- Bradley mentioned the Eddie Murphy's Saturday Night Live skit, White Like Me, which according to the transcript, originally aired on 1984-12-15 on SNL. (24:45)
- Bradley mentioned FaiF 0x13, which discussed torts and why they're important. (29:50)
- Bradley wrote a blog post about Bradley mentioned his blog post about John Oliver's discussion of the Miss America Pageant (43:30)
- Bradley suggested that Intel should have instead given the Gamasutra money to Society of Women Engineers Scholarship fund. (45:30)
- Karen mentioned the statement Intel published a statement regarding the situation. (47:10)
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)
May 28, 2013
Karen and Bradley discuss the sexist comment issue that occurred a few months ago at PyCon USA 2013.
This show was released on Tuesday 28 May 2013; its running time is 00:39:23.
Segment 0 (00:00:34)
- Bradley and Karen previously discussed conference behavior back in Episode 0x04.
- Bradley had blogged a few years ago about the issues of sexism through the computer industry, including this study showing the glass ceiling in CS academics. (05:17)
- Bradley mentioned that he'd blogged in the past that proprietary software companies also have issues of sexism at conferences (05:58)
- Bradley mentioned the How to Perform Like a Porn Star CouchDB talk at a Ruby Conference (06:13)
- There is indeed a Project named PyCorn. (09:38)
- Bradley mentioned the Planet Money
story about Online Pharmacies but he couldn't find the original audio
of the longer piece that ends with the phrase
Stay Shady, Internet(21:30)
- Bradley mentioned a quote about the human mind being the most dangerous thing because everything is in it, which is actually from Heart of Darkness by Joesph Conrad. (23:40)
- Bradley mentioned that a keynoter at LinuxCon Europe made sexist comments back in 2011. (30:02)
- Bradley and Karen encouraged listeners to promote the GNOME Foundation Outreach Program for Women (31:20)
- Bradley mentioned Shuttleworth's comment at LinuxCon North America in 2009 (32:02).
January 17, 2012
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.
Segment 0 (00:38)
- Bradley and Karen discuss issues of gender inequality in the software freedom community and technology generally.
- Bradley wrote a blog post a while back noting that issues of gender inequality are technology-sector-wide, as shown on PDF page 10 of this study. However, Bradley incorrectly remembered the study: in fact, all levels of academic computer science are (23:19)
- Karen got a 5 on our Calculus AB exam, even though her teacher told her only boys were good at math. Bradley also got a 5 on the Calculus AB exam. (27:06)
- Bradley believes that Stand and Deliver. (29:37)
- Bradley is sure there is no Calculus in Good Will Hunting (30:08)
- Bradley mentioned that S05E11 of American Greed contained an rsync output on a Debian system and Python DBUS binding C code as “code cracking examples” (31:00)
- Miguel de Icaza had a cameo in the file Antitrust. (33:27)
- Bradley mentioned that Craig Mundie keynoted OSCON (38:55)
- Bradley mentioned the USENIX/Freenix to Perl Conference to OSCON history (42:50)
- Karen mentioned the GNOME Marketing Meeting at FOSDEM 2012. (43:27)
- Karen is speaking at Linux Conf Australia on 19 January 2012,Bradley is speaking at Scale 10x, the 2012 Southern California Linux Expo (44:16)