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Displaying casts tagged patents
July 30, 2014
This show was released on Wednesday 30 July 2014; its running time is 00:44:34.
Segment 0 (00:36)
- Bradley mentioned FSF's copyright assignment process. (05:50)
- Bradley mentioned RMS' essay regarding what you should do if a company asks you to assign copyright on Free Software. (14:00)
- Open Stack is reconsidering their CLA.
- Bradley mentioned again that goofy Eclipse contributor poster. (27:22)
June 5, 2012
This show was released on Tuesday 5 June 2012; its running time is 00:48:12.
Segment 0 (00:36)
- Karen announced her pregnancy. (01:50)
- Bradley will be at OSCON, Karen might be, and Karen will be at GUADEC. Bradley will be at LinuxCon North America and LinuxCon Europe. (03:00)
Segment 1 (04:40)
- Deb Nicholson was previously on the show as Episode 0x25: FOSDEM 2012 Patents Panel. (06:00)
- Deb mentioned Linux System Definition, which is the OIN-published list of things that OIN members license their patents to each other on. (07:12)
- Deb and Bradley are debating Bradley's comment regarding Deb's points on the panel on 0x25. If you go back to listen to 0x25, the context for the comment they're debating starts around 38:00 in 0x25. (19:20)
- It's possible etymology of the verb “to harp” may indeed come from the musical instrument, not harpy. (31:00)
- Karen mentioned The Ada Initiative. (32:52)
Segment 2 (38:54)
Bradley and Karen talk about plans for upcoming shows.
March 29, 2012
This show was released on Thursday 29 March 2012; its running time is 00:48:59.
Segment 0 (00:35)
- This American Life issued a retraction of the story we mentioned on 0x24. This American Life released a transcript or mp3 of the audio of the retraction. (02:21)
- Karen and Bradley introduce the panel.
Segment 1 (03:58)
This is the recording of the panel. Some of the questions aren't completely audible, but Dan did a pretty good job boosting it in places.
Segment 2 (32:21)
- IBM's amicus brief in Bilski clearly shows that IBM is pro-software patent. (33:48)
- The Linux System Definition which defines the only patents available for licensing by OIN licensees, was unilaterally updated recently without consulting the Free Software community.
- Keith Bergelt of OIN will speak at Linux Collaboration 2012 on the Legal track, which Bradley is chairing (35:29)
- OIN is a for-profit company. (37:54)
- IBM has attacked Free Software projects with patents, such as TurboHercules (39:22)
- IBM is the largest software patent holder in the world. (44:27)
- Red Hat refuses to grant a patent license for patent use in Free software, they have only a weak promise that allows them to sell of patents to others who may enforce against Free Software projects, or which could be revoked. (46:26)
June 21, 2011
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.
Segment 0 (00:37)
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- Karen is now the Executive Director of the GNOME Foundation. (04:30)
- Bradley served on the GNOME Foundation Executive Director Hiring Committee, but resigned when Karen became a serious candidate. (05:13)
- Karen will continue as General Counsel of Question Copyright, and pro-bono counsel to Software Freedom Conservancy, and will also continue pro bono on some matters for SFLC. (06:30)
- Bradley has been working on GNU Bash. (07:34)
- Berlin's Tegel airport is closing soon. (14:40)
- Bradley mentioned that he incorrectly said in 0x11 that Red Hat doesn't provide sources publicly for RHEL. The RHEL SRPMS are actually on Red Hat's FTP site. (18:20)
- There are various identica threads on the RHEL issue from 0x11.(18:47)
- Bradley has previously explained the history of the term “punditocracy” in episode 0x0A. (27:46)
Segment 1 (28:58)
- Bradley and Karen discuss the USA Supreme Court decision in the Global-Tech Appliances, Inc. v. SEB S. A. case, on which SFLC submitted an amicus brief, which was previously discussed in FaiF Episode 0x05. (29:55)
- Bradley and Karen discuss the USA Supreme Court decision in the Microsoft Corp. v. i4i Ltd. Partnership case, on which the EFF submitted an amicus brief. (40:11)