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Free as in Freedom



A bi-weekly discussion of legal, policy, and other issues in the open source and software freedom community (including occasional interviews) from Brooklyn, New York, USA. Presented by Karen Sandler and Bradley M. Kuhn.



Last Build Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:30:00 -0400

 



0x5E: Conservancy's ContractPatch Initiative

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 14:30:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:38)


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Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums.

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0x5D: Conference Report, 1st Half of 2016

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:49:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley attended and spoke at FOSDEM 2016 and LinuxConf Australia 2016 (03:10) Bradley and Karen co-coordinated the FOSDEM 2016 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom (04:43) Tom Marble did an interview-format discussion with Richard M. Stallman at FOSDEM 2016 (04:55) Bradley gave two talks at FOSDEM 2016, Copyleft For the Next Decade: A Comprehensive Plan for the GPL and A Beautiful Build: Releasing Linux Source Correctly (06:40) Richard Fontana gave a talk at FOSDEM 2016 entitled Open source foundations: threat or menace? (08:15) The Doge take on FOSDEM 2016 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom was Much politics. Many peoples. (11:00) There was a Conservancy Supporter event at the Novotel Grand Place in Brussels at FOSDEM 2016. (14:00) Bradley gave a talk at LCA 2016. (15:20) Karen gave the closing keynote at LibrePlanet 2016, entitled Companies, free software, and you . (16:54) Karen Sandler gave a talk at the Linux Foundation's Embedded Linux Conference 2016 entitled Tales of Enforcement (27:00) Karen gave a talk at [...]


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0x5C: Basic FLOSS Concepts: Licensing 101

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 09:40:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:35)


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Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums.

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0x59: Audio Killed the Video Star

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 12:00:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Bradley said in the before time — in the long long ago, which is a reference to the South Park parody of the ST:TOS episode, Miri (01:30) Bradley mentioned when Karen Sandler left the GNOME Foundation and took over Bradley's old job as Executive Director of Conservancy. (02:20) Karen mentioned that Bradley used to be Executive Director of the Free Software Foundation, a position now held by John Sullivan. (03:25) Dan blogged about his illness, details of scheduling surgery, which he occurred successfully. (10:28) Karen mentioned the Conservancy Supporter program discussed in detail on Episode 0x57. (12:40) Bradley mentioned the short lived Jon Masters Linux Kernel Mailing List Summary Podcast. (14:45) Karen and Bradley discussed Video Killed the Radio Star by the Buggles, and Bradley attempted to mention this version which he likes better. (17:36) Bradley mentioned Kantian Ethics (20:05) Bradley mentioned the Portlanda skit, Rent it Out from S04E02 (20:24) Karen mentioned WellDeserved: A Marketplace for Privilege (20:38) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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0x58: Debian Copyright Aggregation

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:10:00 -0400

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Show Notes

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.


Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter.

Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums.

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0x57: Support Conservancy Now!

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:05:00 -0500

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Show Notes


Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter.

Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums.

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0x56: … & We're Back!

Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:25:00 -0400

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Show Notes


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Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums.

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0x55: Nick Coghlan at LCA 2015

Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:59:00 -0500

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:35)

Bradley and Karen interviewed Nick Coghlan who works for Red Hat and contributes to various Open Source and Free Software projects such as Python. Nick discussed his work on the infrastructure team at Red Hat, and his advocacy of Kallithea for use for the CPython project.


Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter.

Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums.

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0x54: Carol Smith at LCA 2015

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:50:00 -0500

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:35)

Bradley encourages those who attend FOSDEM 2015 to attend sign up to attend the Supporter Night Event on 30 January 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.

Segment 1 (00:50:11)

More Show notes for this one coming soon!


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Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums.

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0x53: Can Plagiarism Happen Under Copyleft?

Tue, 30 Dec 2014 09:55:00 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:37) Please donate to to send Dan to a conference. There's a progress bar on faif.us now. You can also donate to support Software Freedom Conservancy, where Bradley and Karen work, by becoming a supporter. Karen mentioned her blog post about the supporter program. (00:08:30) Bradley mentioned his blog post about the supporter program as well. (00:09:30) Segment 1 (00:16:16) Bradley and Karen pick up on a topic original discussed in Segment 1 of FaiF 0x02. (00:16:50) Bradley discussed the Laurie Stearns' article from the California Law Review, entitled Copy Wrong: Plagiarism, Process, Property, and the Law (00:23:50) Bradley mentioned The GNOME Foundation Copyright Assignment Guidelines that he co-authored. (00:28:05) Bradley mentioned the Doris Kearns Goodwin Plagiarism controversy, and how it would have been simply redressed if the material she reused had been copylefted. (00:29:26) Karen mentioned that Flickr made different policies for CC-BY-SA'd works when selling printed versions. (32:30) Bradley mentioned that even software freedom advocates just comply with the copyleft licenses and don't work collaboratively, particularly during hostile forks, using Conservancy's Kallithea project as an example. (00:35:25) Bradley reiterated a point he made in FaiF 0x08, where he discussed that Linus Torvalds switched to GPL for Linux because he realized non-commercial restrictions weren't appropriate. (00:37:50) Bradley mentioned the hostile fork of GCC called egcs. The H-Online years later wrote a long article that discussed the egcs fork egcs fork. (00:39:46) Bradley mentioned that plagiarism is ultimately about attribution, and modern DVCS systems makes attribution easy and renders plagiarism impossible (if DVCS logs are accurate). (00:44:15) Bradley mentioned that he continually has learned the lesson that if you let your employer keep copyright, you lose everything you had when you switch employers (if the work isn't copylefted). (00:47:00) Bradley discussed the methods of attribution required in GPLv3. (00:50:05) Bradley mentioned that copyright notices are the primary method of attribution in copyleft licenses, and even non-copyleft ones too. (00:53:19) Karen discussed the attribution requirements in text of CC-BY-SA 4.0. (00:53:49) Bradley wants to do a whole FaiF show about how CC-BY-SA may not be a true copyleft since it has no source code requirement (00:54:40) Bradley mentioned the “fake name” that film directors use when they wish to disavow a work they aren't happy with. The name is, in fact, Alan Smithee, and indeed the 1984 film Dune lists Smithee as a director even though David Lynch is known publicly to be the director. (00:58:40) Bradley mentioned the unfair accusations against Red Hat when they stopped publishing their internal Linux Git repository and instead released a more standard ChangeLog. (01:05:30) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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0x52: Legal Issues from a Radical Community Angle

Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:30:00 -0500

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:35)

Karen and Bradley introduce the talk.

Segment 1 (00:02:38)

Stefano Zacchiroli's talk entitled Legal issues from a radical community angle . You can watch the video instead of listening to our audio and/or follow along with Zach's slides.

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)

Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter.

Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums.

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0x51: Why Licenses Requiring Use of Trademarks are Non-Free

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:22:00 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:34) You can donate now to send Producer Dan Lynch to a Free Software conference. Donations will be made to Conservancy and any proceeds raised beyond the amount needed to send Dan to a conference will support Conservancy generally. (05:30) Dan will of course need to follow Conservancy's travel policy since Conservancy will fund his travel. (06:50) Bradley discussed the backstory on the Groupon attempt to steal GNOME's name. GNOME Foundation had to go public to raise funds to fight Groupon (10:05) Segment 1 (00:13:26) Pam Chestek gives a talk entitled Why Licenses Requiring Use of Trademarks are Non-Free. You can watch the video instead of listening to our audio and follow along with Pam's slides. Segment 2 (01:00:37) Bradley mentioned Pam's talk from the previous year, which was played on 0x3C. (01:01:32) Bradley mentioned that GPLv3§7 allows for removal of additional restrictions that abuse that clause of GPLv3. (01:04:24) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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0x5B: Interview with RMS on GNU's 30th Anniversary

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:33:00 -0500

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:34)

Note: Episode 0x5B was released out of sequence, but they are in the order of release date on faif.us (rather than numerical order by episode number).

Bradley and Karen introduce the interview.

Segment 1 (01:20)




0x50: Big Announcements & Evans' FOSDEM 2014 Talk

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:45:00 -0500

Show Notes 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) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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0x5A: Gamergate's Free Software Connection

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:40:00 -0400

Show Notes 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) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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0x4F: Linus Torvalds' Comments at DebConf 2014

Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:50:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:37)

Bradley and Karen discuss the Q&A with Linus Torvalds at DebConf 2014 in Portland, OR on 29 August 2014. (01:09)

Segment 1 (04:30)


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Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums.

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0x4E: IRS Refusal Redux

Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:01:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:34) Bradley mentioned the 501(c)(3) vs. 501(c)(6) difference came up on FaiF 0x41. (03:35) Bradley mentioned that in 501(c)(3) status from the IRS is based on receiving some status governed by §170(b)(1)(A) of the tax code. (Most Free Software charities, such as Conservancy, are classifed as non-profit charities under §170(b)(1)(A)(vi).) (05:10) Bradley mentioned this issue had been discussed on FLOSS Foundations' mailing list (05:50) Bradley discussed that at the OSCON 2013 tutorial, Community Foundations 101, most of the 501(c)(6) representatives who spoke argued incorrectly that the differences between 501(c)(3)'s and 501(c)(6)'s were not substantive. (10:50) Karen referenced how the TV show Silicon Valley parodies the irony of for-profit software companies claiming they make the world a better place. (11:58) Bradley mentioned he was inspired by Michael Moore in his work on Free Software. (15:02) Bradley mentioned Karen's talk called Identity Crisis (15:21) Karen mentioned that open source was on the list of items the IRS gave additional scrutiny. (16:51) Bradley mentioned a blog post by Jim Nelson where Yorba's rejection was discussed; Yorba's 501(c)(3) application was previously discussed on was discussed on 0x1C, and covered in many other places. (17:46) Karen wrote a blog post about why she isn't worried for Conservancy's 501(c)(3) status at this time. (18:30) Bradley mentioned that IRS decisions don't make precedent, and if there's a dispute, it would go to USA Tax Court (19:00) Mozilla Foundation's odd hybrid for-profit/non-profit model was audited by the IRS, and Mozilla Foundation settled with the IRS. (20:22) Open Stack Foundation was initially denied 501(c)(6) status, as reported on Mark McLoughlin's blog. (25:10) Bradley promised links to both Yorba's 501(c)(3) denial letter from the IRS and Open Stack Foundation's 501(c)(6) denial letter from the IRS. (The response to the IRS from OpenStack, written by DLA Piper, OpenStack Foundation's law firm, is also available, too. (27:15) Bradley and Karen discussed Board of Directors meetings in FaiF 0x45: I'm Board (31:40) Bradley mentioned the How fresh stays fresh campaign, which includes the Nature's Pause Button television commercials by the American Frozen Food Institute, which is a 501(c)(6) organization. It's FY 2012 Form 990 is the most recent on available. Bradley also mentioned the Beef: It's What's For Dinner advertisting campaign that has existed for decades in the USA, which is sponsored by the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, Inc. which is a 501(c)(6) as well. It's FY 2012 Form 990 is the most recent on available. (35:40) Bradley further mentioned the Pork: the other white meat advertising campaign, which has also existed for decades but is now called the Pork: Be Inspired campaign, seems a bit more dubious in its non-profit existence. It appears to be funded by the National Pork Board Foundation, which is ostensibly a 501(c)(3) but has no assets, revnue nor expenses, and appears to be a front for an org called the America's Pork Producers / Pork Checkoff, which appears to be some quasi-govermental agency related to pork (in other words, it's pork for pork). More research would probably be needed to figure out better what's going on here with regard to non-profit status, but it seems that unlike the Beef ads, which are clearly funded by a 501(c)(6)[...]


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0x4D: 2013 Interview: Poettering & Day on Sandboxed GNOME Applications

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:43:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:38)

Bradley and Karen introduce Karen's interview with Lennart Poettering and Alan Day.

Segment 1 (02:06)

Karen interviews Lennart Poettering and Alan Day about Lennart's Sandboxed Applications for GNOME talk at GNOME Asia Summit 2013.

Segment 1 (35:24)


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Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums.

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0x4C: Copyleft vs permissive vs CLAs

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 09:30:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:38)

Bradley and Karen introduce Simo's talk.

Segment 1 (00:03:02)

The slides from Simo's talk are available, if you want to follow along

Segment 2 (00:59:50)

Segment 3 (01:10:22)

Bradley and Karen are still trying to decide what to do about the FOSDEM 2014 talks.


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Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums.

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0x4B: CLA Panel Discussion

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 06:55:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:38)

Bradley and Karen introduce the panel discussion.

Segment 1 (01:28)

Segment 2 (48:17)

  • Bradley and Karen wrap up the discussion.
  • Bradley mentioned the AKG C1000S which we use to record the oggcast. (50:40)

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Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums.

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0x4A: See LA?

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:25:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)


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0x49: Why Free Software Phone Doesn't Exist

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:10:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:37)

Bradley and Karen introduce the talk.

Segment 1 (04:06)

Aaron's slides area available.

Segment 2 (56:41)


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0x48: copyleft-next

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:25:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:37)

Bradley and Karen introduce the talk.

Segment 1 (05:37)

The slides Fontana's talk on copyleft-next are available.

Segment 2 (01:06:51)


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0x47: Why Are You a Software Freedom Zealot?

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:44:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)


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0x46: O'Sullivan's Legally Cementing Licences in Legislation

Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:30:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:37) Bradley mentioned the Planet money t-shirt story (03:04) Bradley mentioned he buys Union made sweat pants (04:42) Segment 1 (00:06:48) Bradley and Karen introduce the talk. Segment 2 (00:07:20) This segment is the talk, Legally Cementing Licences in Legislation: Two Law Merchant Models for Free Software Licences by Maureen O’Sullivan given at FOSDEM 2013 on Sunday 3 February 2013. You can follow along with the slides. Segment 3 (00:50:55) Bradley mentioned a talk he gave on 2005-03-12 at UC Irvine to a workshop of academics meeting about the research area of Computing Communities. Bradley still has some email archives regarding this, but can't find any online link to the workshop (URLs in the emails are all dead) or a recording of his talk. (58:52). As Bradley mentioned, ESR self-identifies as a gun nut. (01:00:19) Bradley mentioned FaiF 0x3A, which had Gabriel Holloway's talk (01:03:27) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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0x45: I'm Board

Tue, 27 May 2014 12:23:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:44)

Segment 1 (00:32:25)


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0x44: Oracle v. Google Federal Appeals Court Decision

Tue, 13 May 2014 10:33:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:31) Karen is now Executive Director of Conservancy and Bradley is President and Distinguished Technologist. (03:01) Bradley will be working extensively on the NPO Accounting Project. (03:40) Segment 1 (00:09:37) Karen says the Oracle v. Google Federal Appeals Court Decision is not an engaging read, but the lower court decision was. (09:50) Karen said: You're out of your element, Donny! (12:38) Karen mentioned a tweet from the EFF (15:23) Bradley mentioned his older blog post about the previous decision (16:48) Karen incorrectly said we never recorded a show on the previous decision, but we did indeed discuss the previous Oracle v. Google decision in , which Bradley and Karen discussed in Episode 0x35 (18:53) Karen and Bradley explained what an affirmative defense, arguments in the alternative, and merger doctrine. (21:03) Bradley mentioned the Apache Software Foundation is now publicly more against copyleft software than proprietary software, and that such position is unreasonable, unlike the OpenBSD position that copyleft and proprietary software are equally bad: a position Bradley disagrees with but agrees is consistent, reasonable moral stance. (38:40) Bradley mentioned his discussions with Mark J. Wielaard of the Classpath project (52:20) Bradley and Karen ask people to doante to Conservancy. Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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0x43: State of the GNUnion

Thu, 17 Oct 2013 11:25:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:33)

Karen and Bradley introduce the talk.

Segment 1 (00:01:58)

The slides for John's talk are available, and the source of those slides is available too.

Segment 1 (00:54:31)

Segment 2 (01:14:53)

Private Internet Access became a new GNOME Advisory Board Member.


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0x42: libVLC LGPL Relicensing

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:31:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:28)

  • The plural of hiatus appears to be hiatukset, but hiatuses is the proper English. (01:50)
  • Bradley adopted two dogs from a shelter. They like kongs (02:30)
  • Bradley's wife has a blog with pictures of their dogs. (04:30)

Segment 1 (00:05:52)

Jean-Baptiste Kempf slides are available for this talk.

Segment 2 (01:03:20)

Segment 3 (01:21:00)

Bradley and Karen discussed the release of the ExFAT Samsung source code.


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Episode 0x41: Interview with Jim Zemlin at OSCON 2013

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 09:30:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Bradley and Karen interview Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of the The Linux Foundation.

Segment 0 (00:00:33)

Bradley and Karen introduce the interview.

Segment 1 (00:03:03)

Bradley and Karen interview Jim Zemlin.

Segment 2 (00:25:23)


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Episode 0x40: Alison Chaiken on Free Software in Cars

Fri, 02 Aug 2013 08:42:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:38)

Bradley and Karen introduce the interview.

Segment 1 (00:01:43)

Segment 2 (00:36:09)


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Episode 0x3F: FOSDEM 2013 - AGPLv3 Panel Discussion

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:30:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:38) Bradley asked for donations again to Conservancy's NPO accounting software campaign and Karen asked for donations to GNOME's Privacy Campaign. Segment 1 (00:04:50) This is the Panel Discussion: GNU Affero General Public License, version 3 from FOSDEM 2013. The speakers, in the order their voices are heard, are Tom Marble (introduction), Richard Fontana (moderator), Bradley M. Kuhn, Eileen Evans, and Christopher Allan Webber. Segment 2 (01:06:47) Bradley mentioned the phrase Give me convenience or give me death, which is from a title of the Dead Kennedys album he suggested applied to the selection of proprietary software (01:10:10) Bradley mentioned RMS' recent update to his Who does that server really serve? essay. (01:11:30) Bradley mentioned his blog post on doing VoIP encryption with Free Software. (01:14:04) Bradley mentioned his talk entitled The Affero GPLv3: Why It Exists & Who It's For? at the Southern California Linux Expo 11x. The slides are available and the sources for the slides are available. (01:17:30) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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0x3E: Mozilla - Licensing in the Trenches

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:21:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:34)

Segment 1 (00:04:57)

Gerv's slides from his FOSDEM 2013 talk can be downloaded from FOSDEM's website.

Segment 2 (00:51:48)

Bradley and Karen discuss Gerv's talk.


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0x3D: Conference Behavior Redux

Tue, 28 May 2013 03:30:00 -0400

Show Notes 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). Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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0x3C: FOSDEM 2013: How to Share a Trademark

Tue, 07 May 2013 11:25:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:33)

Karen and Bradley introduce the talk.

Segment 0 (00:02:05)

Pam gave us slides, but it's all in one big SVG.

Segment 2 (00:55:10)


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Episode 0x3B: FOSDEM 2013: Should We Embrace App Stores?

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 10:25:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:33)

Karen and Bradley introduce the talk.

Segment 1 (00:03:03)

  • Simon and Amanda used no slides during their talk.
  • Amanda misquotes Bradley at 07:30. Bradley said: An unenforced copyleft is the moral equivalent of a permissive license, not that you give a license automatically not by enforcing. You can listen to FaiF Episode 0x38 to verify.

Segment 1 (00:49:35)

Bradley and Karen discuss the talk.


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Episode 0x3A: FOSDEM 2013: FOSS Code Goes In And Never Comes Out

Wed, 03 Apr 2013 16:25:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:33)

Karen and Bradley introduce the talk.

Segment 1 (00:05:48)

The speaker's that you hear are:

Unfortunately, Gabe didn't provide us with slides.

Segment 2 (00:52:25)

  • Bradley mentioned the Berne Convention on Copyright. (01:07:19)
  • Karen mentioned Cooper Union and how they are in danger of running out of money for their full tuition scholarships. (01:10:00)
  • Bradley looked but couldn't find the NPR story about terms of use. (01:19:37)

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Episode 0x39: FOSDEM 2013: What is a Derivative Work under European Copyright Law?

Tue, 26 Mar 2013 11:20:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:31) Karen and Bradley introduce the talk. Segment 2 (00:02:41) The speaker's that you hear are: Tom Marble, introduces the talk, and asks one of the questions. Till Jaeger, who gives the talk The slides for Till Jaeger's talk are available. Segment 2 (00:49:11) Bradley and Karen discuss Till's talk. Clarence Thomas spoke the first time in the Supreme Court. Bradley said that he said it did not, but apparently he actually said he did not. (59:49) Bradley scanned in his Brussels airport train ticket that had his notes on it, where you can read noa push caa. (01:06:40) Bradley mentioned the phrase Elvis has left the building. (01:07:15) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x38: FOSDEM 2013: GPL Compliance Panel

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:31:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:00:34)

Karen and Bradley have some not-so-witty banter about the FOSDEM 2013 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom.

Segment 1 (00:07:19)

The speakers on the panel are (in order of appearance):

Segment 2 (01:02:51)

  • Bradley mentioned the Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons, but incorrectly said he didn't have an actual name, which he does (Jeff Albertson) (01:05:30)

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Episode 0x37: Copyright Assignment Again

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 17:01:00 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:46) Bradley didn't want his words compared to the Ayn Rand's quote from an interview with Phil Donahue where she said I'm not going to die, it's just that world will end. (02:54) Bradley discussed the reaction to on 0x36 that occurred in this identi.ca thread. (04:20) Bradley and Karen discussed the LWN article, GnuTLS, copyright assignment, and GNU project governance. (11:15) Bradley pointed out that every other copyleft license allows for relicensing under newer versions automatically (i.e., they have an automatic -or-later ), and Karen asked whether Sun's CDDL does. Bradley checked later, Karen was correct that CDDL's later version clause (Section 4) is similar to the GPL policy. (23:00) However, Fontana wrote to us on IRC to say CDDL's license upgradeability clause is not entirely like GPL's. The GPL states that if no version number is specified, any version can be used. CDDL does not say this; it seems to assume that it will always be clear what version CDDL code will be distributed under, whereas GPL seems to assume otherwise. Bradley mentioned the interview he did with The H Online on GPL enforcement. (41:57) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x36: RMS' Ubuntu Essay and Canonical, Ltd.'s Response

Tue, 18 Dec 2012 14:47:00 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Karen and Bradley discuss RMS' essay on FSF's website, Ubuntu SpyWare: What To Do (08:50) Bradley mentioned how Fab discovered (and discussed on Linux Outlaws 280) how a search for “ter” in efforts to find a terminal window in Ubuntu yields [slightly NSFW] gives results for Rachel Ter Horst DVDs. (09:44) Bradley mentioned his blog post about Nokia's problems interfacing with Free Software communities. (14:50) Bradley and Karen discuss Shuttleworth's Slashdot interview (18:25). Bradley and Karen also briefly mentioned Jono Bacon's comments about RMS's essay and Jono's apology. (19:30) Bradley mentioned Shuttleworth's comments during his LinuxCon 2011 keynote. (20:14) Bradley mentioned Douglas Rushkoff's article, Teach U.S. kids to write computer code (29:30) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x35: Oracle vs. Google Copyright Decision

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 08:22:00 -0500

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:33)


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Episode 0x34: Medical Devices Update

Thu, 22 Nov 2012 11:20:00 -0500

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Show Notes


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Episode 0x33: Richard Fontana at LinuxCon North America 2012

Wed, 10 Oct 2012 05:21:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:33)

Bradley and Karen introduce Richard Fontana's talk.

Segment 1 (02:48)

Richard Fontana's slides are available online, and there is also a well-written summary of the talk available on LWN.

Segment 2 (47:15)

Karen and Bradley discuss Fontana's talk.


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Episode 0x32: Matthew Garrett on UEFI at LinuxCon North America 2012

Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:21:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:34) Bradley mentioned that people at LinuxCon North America 2012 were talking about this article, wherein it states 51% of survey respondents believe [bad] weather can impact cloud computing. Bradley and Karen pointed out all the many ways that it can, such as if your services come via satellite links. (02:10) Bradley mentioned Matthew's talk might be best listened to before our earlier FaiFCast 0x2d about UEFI and Restricted Boot, as Matthew's talk is a very good introduction to that material (07:01) Segment 1 (08:43) The slides from Matthew Garrett's LinuxCon North America 2012 talk, Linux in a UEFI Secure Boot World are available. Segment 2 (51:35) Karen song a part of one of the OpenBSD songs, E-Railed (OpenBSD Mix). (01:00:35) Bradley mentioned Theo de Raadt's comments regarding restricted boot. (01:00:44) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x31: GNU Mediagoblin

Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:30:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:31) Karen and Bradley introduce the interview. Segment 0 (00:56) Karen and Bradley interview their guest, Christopher Allan Webber of the GNU Mediagoblin project. GNU Mediagoblin is licensed under the Affero GPL, but does not require copyright assignment and the developers have no plans to seek a proprietary licensing business. Bradley mentioned this dent by Stephen Fry on identi.ca, but that was in fact not his last dent as Bradley said. (21:50) GNU Mediagoblin is working on a fundraising video and will start a new fundraising campaign soon. Chris discussed this comic about trolls that was part of the slides of Chris' OSCON talk. (27:07) Chris mentioned the Open Source Almost Everything essay from GitHub's founder. (28:30) Karen mentioned Mike Linksvayer's talk in FaiF 0x2E. (39:00) Segment 1 (43:36) GNU Mediagoblin will be launching a fundraising campaign soon. Check back here for details later! Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x30: GNOME Press Comments

Tue, 28 Aug 2012 11:26:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:44) Bradley couldn't find support for his claim about in the can, and Karen may be right.(01:15) Bradley mentioned that the GNOME Foundation negative press recently is akin to what Harry Reid did by stating rumors regarding Romney's taxes. (05:03) Karen mentioned the Debunking Handbook that Germán Póo-Caamaño mentioned to her. (06:30) Bradley mentioned the quote I do not think [that word] means what you think it means from The Princess Bride. (13:30) Karen mentioned the GNOME 15 year Anniversary Site. (17:22) Bradley mentioned Dave Neary's GNOME census, and quoted numbers from the census. (21:30) Bradley discussed Eazel, a company co-founded by Andy Hertzfeld. (23:03) Karen mentioned GNOME's Outreach Program for Women, in which Conservancy participates. (25:34) Karen mentioned an article that came out on the same day as this audcast. (30:30) Bradley mentioned that some research by evolutionary biologists suggests language may have developed for gossip (38:48). Bradley couldn't find evidence easily online for the 80% is gossip claim on the audcase, but did find an article talking about 65% of human communication is gossip. Bradley mentioned the television series, The Human Animal. (39:17) Bradley mentioned a thread he recently posted in on the BusyBox mailing list. (50:32) Bradley mentioned that there are many cognitive psychological biases. (51:11) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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0x2F: OSCON and GUADEC 2012

Tue, 14 Aug 2012 21:23:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Bradley represents FSF on the GNOME Advisory Board. (02:20) Bradley points out it's very dangerous when you can buy voting rights of a 501(c)(3) by paying money, such as the structure of OSI. Karen notes that contribution-based membership works very well for GNOME. (03:50) Bradley is concerned about the future of OSI's license list now that votes in OSI are for sale. (04:30) Bradley received an O'Reilly Open Source Award at OSCON 2012. Bradley blogged an acceptance speech for the award. (08:50) The Python award and the Perl White Camel award is also given at OSCON. (12:35) Karen mentioned FLOSS Foundations, and asked if there was a meeting at OSCON. Bradley mentioned it had been primarily rolled into Jono Bacon's CLS conference. (15:10) Segment 1 (17:56) Bradley wrote in a post about the GUADEC 2010 conference to note how welcoming the community was. Karen described GUADEC 2012 as very similar in nature. (21:25) Karen mentioned her husband Mike had a similar reaction to GUADEC 2012 that Bradley had to GUADEC 2010. (23:50) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x2E: FOSDEM 2012: Linksvayer on Public Policy & CC 4.0

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 10:30:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley and Karen suggest that you use the slides below when listening to Mike's talk. Segment 1 (05:51) Mike Linksvayer's slides for this talk are available in PDF format and in ODP format. Segment 2 (33:43) Segment 3 (34:25) A special licensing message from Mike Linksvayer. Segment 4 (35:09) Karen mentioned Bradley's favorite movie, It's a Wonderful Life. Bradley mentioned Asheesh Laroia, who appears to never blogged about his CC/credit-card-thief freenode confusion story. (48:00) Bradley mentioned Fontana's Copyleft.next project . (50:00) Bradley mentioned the ST:TNG episode, Unification, Part II, although he kept calling it Reunification during the episode. Please don't write in to complain; he realized the error after recording. (54:39) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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0x2D: FSF's Restricted Boot Paper

Thu, 05 Jul 2012 11:30:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Karen mentioned it's useful that FSF avoids preloaded names. Bradley used FSF's criticism of the term “intellectual property” as an example of why it's important to avoid biased terminology. (02:22) Karen suggested that listeners may want to read FSF's white paper on Restricted Boot. (04:00) Bradley suggested also reading the Fedora statement and both Canonical, Ltd. statements. (04:37) Bradley and Karen mentioned the many blog posts Matthew Garrett made about UEFI are worth reading in sequence to learn more about this issue. (13:21) Bradley mentioned that FSF collaborated with the EFF on the broadcast flag issue. (25:40) Alan Cox made some critical posts toward Matthew and the Red Hat policy. (20:50) Bradley mentioned this Ancient Aliens from the History channel. (39:15) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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0x2C: FOSDEM 2012: Laurent's Open Licences before European Courts

Tue, 19 Jun 2012 12:35:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)

Karen and Bradley mention there is one talk remaining after this one from the FOSDEM 2012 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom.

Segment 1 (03:04)

Philippe's slides are available from faif.us. Note: the slides are licensed differently than the show: they are CC-By-SA-3.0-Unported (rather than -USA).

Segment 2 (32:22)


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0x2B: Deb Nicholson of OIN

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 10:37:00 -0400

Show Notes 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. Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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0x2A: Conservancy's Compliance Project

Tue, 29 May 2012 08:35:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:36)

Karen and Bradley discuss Software Freedom Conservancy's announcement regarding its coordinated license compliance program.


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0x29: Richard Fontana at Linux Collaboration Summit 2012

Tue, 22 May 2012 10:24:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Karen mentioned a legal summit where Richard and Karen spoke; the same event where the organizers said having Bradley speak would be the same as having the caterers speak. Segment 1 (04:46) Fontana's slides for this talk are available on Fontana's website. Note that this talk is a longer version of Ricahrd Fontana's FOSDEM 2012 talk, The (possible) decline of the GPL, and what to do about it from the FOSDEM 2012 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom. Segment 2 (57:24) Bradley and Karen discuss Fontana's talk. Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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0x28: FOSDEM 2012: Loic Dachary

Tue, 08 May 2012 17:00:00 -0400

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Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:35)

Bradley and Karen discuss FOSDEM again.

Segment 1 (10:10)

Unfortunately, we don't have Loïc's slides.

Segment 2 (32:03)

Bradley and Karen comment on Loïc's talk.


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0x27: FOSDEM 2012: Randal's Legal Hygiene

Wed, 25 Apr 2012 07:20:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:35) Bradley talked about the #faif IRC conversation regarding hot milk recipe and its copyright. (01:54) Segment 1 (07:10) Allison's slides are available from faif.us. Segment 2 (35:00) Karen and Bradley discussed the insanely complicated poster that Eclipse developers have to put on their walls to know how to accept patches (37:40) RMS's GNU Project essay talks about the Qt problem. (39:16) Bradley mentioned Chris Hertel's appearance on Linux Outlaws.(44:25) Karen mentioned The Scientific American article entitled Secret Computer Code Threatens Science. (54:00) Bradley mentioned Roland McGrath (56:44) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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0x26: FOSDEM 2012: Meeks on Copyright Assignment

Fri, 13 Apr 2012 09:01:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:35) Bradley and Karen introduce Michael's talk. Segment 1 (01:56) Michael's slides are available from faif.us and from his blog post on the talk. Segment 2 (26:47) Bradley mentioned GNU Mediagoblin as an example of a true upstream multi-copyright-holder AGPLv3'd project. (28:10) Bradley mentioned that LibreOffice is “wealthy” as well by Michael Meeks standards, given their successful fundraisers. (29:38) Bradley mentioned the Desktop Summit panel that he and Michael were on and Karen moderated. (34:06) Bradley and Michael co-authored (with Vincent Untz) the GNOME Copyright Assignment Guidelines. (35:30) FSF was previously supportive of MySQL AB back in 2002, but Michael also used to support the Sun JCA. (38:20) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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0x25: FOSDEM 2012 Patents Panel

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:30:00 -0400

Show Notes 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) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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0x24: App Store Panel

Tue, 13 Mar 2012 17:24:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:34) Karen and Bradley introduce the panel. Segment 1 (02:15) 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 (35:04) Bradley mentioned This American Life, Episode 454, that covered issues of labor that is abused to build our electronics. You can read a transcript or download an mp3 of the audio. (43:27) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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0x23: Is Copyleft Being Framed?

Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:27:00 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:34) Dave Neary wrote an article based on his FOSDEM talk, and we're trying our best to fix the audio and have a FaiFCast of his talk, but it may not be salvagable. Segment 1 (06:35) Follow along with John's slides from his FOSDEM talk. Segment 1 (37:23) John referenced the source Black Duck numbers for which there is no methodology posted (38:30) Bradley mentioned Chris DiBona's keynote at OSCON 2010. (39:14) John mentioned the FLOSS Mole project in his talk. (42:50) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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0x22: Elder's Methods of FOSS Activism

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 06:06:06 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:35) Bradley and Karen summarize some of the logistics of FOSDEM. Segment 1 (08:08) You can follow along with Ambjörn's slides for his talk while you listen. Segment 2 (24:04) Bradley mentioned Terry Bollinger's report, Use of Free and Open-Source Software (FOSS) in the U.S. Department of Defense. (26:13) Karen quoted the USA DoD in her Killed by Code paper. (28:04) EFF has engaged lobbyist in the past on some issues. (29:58) Bradley mentioned Noam Chomsky's point regarding concision. (35:32) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x21: Inspirational Conference Talks

Tue, 31 Jan 2012 09:30:00 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:35) Bradley spoke at SCALE, but the talk was very similar to the talk given on 0x18. (07:15)[...]


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Episode 0x20: Gender Inequality in Software Freedom Community

Tue, 17 Jan 2012 08:25:00 -0500

Show Notes 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) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x1F: Toward Better Legal Discussion Fora

Sun, 08 Jan 2012 11:36:00 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Bradley and Karen were discussing the NYS charities filing requirements for auditing and limited review, as can be seen NYS CHAR-500 instructions, on page 5 of 6, §V(6) . (03:02) Bradley and Karen mentioned the old show, SFLS 0x19, where they discussed Conservancy's FY 2008 Form 990. (03:27) Bradley mentioned he still works at a cow-orking facility (04:15) Bradley mentioned that various charity rating sites like Charity Navigator and GuideStar. (05:58) Bradley mentioned Lawrence Welk (09:50) Bradley is speaking on GPL enfoircement at SCALE 10x. keynoting on Thursday 19 January 2012 at Linux Conf Australia 2012. Bradley doesn't like the Chatham House Rule. (20:30) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x1E: Our Non-Profits Considered

Fri, 16 Dec 2011 08:50:00 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:34) Fontana (and other Red Hat employees) pointed out some imprecision in what Bradley said in Episode 0x1D about Debian non-free. (01:07) A call for participation has been announced for the Legal and Policy Issues DevRoom at FOSDEM 2012. Please submit a proposal by 30 December 2011 (04:30) A recent debate about non-profits started, initiated by a blog post called Apache Considered Harmful. (12:55) Karen and Bradley briefly mentioned that some now believe that Considered Harmful Considered Harmful (13:16) A long thread on this issue occurred on the FLOSS Foundations mailing list (13:45) Bradley made an official Conservancy Blog post about the value of non-profits for Free Software (14:17) Sourceforge became proprietary software in 2001, as is well-described in this by The Sourceforge proprietarization debacle is well described in an article by Loïc Dachary. (19:19) Bradley mentioned FaiFCast Episode 0x11, which discussed the OpenOffice.org/Apache/LibreOffice situation. (44:35) Bradley pointed out that this debate conflates a lot of different issues, and tried to list all the conflated questions here: Should a non-profit home decide what technical infrastructure is used for a software freedom project? And if so, what should it be? If the projects doesn't provide technological services, should non-profits allow their projects to rely on for-profits for technological or other services? Should a non-profit home set political and social positions that must be followed by the projects? If so, how strictly should they be enforced? Should copyrights be held by the non-profit home of the project, or with the developers, or a mix of the two? Should the non-profit dictate licensing requirements on the project? If so, how many licenses are ok? Should a non-profit dictate strict copyright provenance requirements on their projects? If not, should the non-profit at least provide guidelines and recommendations? Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca [...]


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Episode 0x1D: Stefano Zacchiroli, Current DPL

Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:30:00 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Karen interviewed Stefano Zacchiroli, who is the current Debian Project Leader. (02:59) 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) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x1C: Adam Dingle of Yorba

Fri, 11 Nov 2011 08:25:00 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:33) The interview is with Adam Dingle of Yorba. (02:30) Segment 1 (02:45) Yorba was founded in January 2009. (04:01) Yorba applied for 501(c)(3) status nearly two years ago and the application is still pending in the queue (the same delay queue we discussed in Episode 0x13. (28:30) Adam mentioned Yorba's donation page. (30:13) Segment 2 (41:08) Karen mentioned that Yorba's response to the IRS should be published soon. (41:35) Bradley mentioned Cat Allman's Fundraising 101 talk from OSCON. (43:30) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x1B: Two Executive Directors

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 06:06:06 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) The Google Summer of Code Program is large philanthropic program by Google for students to write Free Software in the summer. Bradley gave a talk about non-profit organizations at the Google SoC Mentor Summit 2011 Karen mentioned the GNOME Women's Outreach Program, which coordinates with the SoC, and the Season of KDE. (09:36) Conservancy's Amarok, Mercurial and PyPy projects are all currently doing fundraising programs (14:38) Bradley will give two talks at LinuxCon Europe this week. (15:15) Karen will attend the Ubuntu Developer Summit. (20:20) Karen will speak in Latvia later this year. (24:20) Richard Fontana discussed RMS' quote about Jobs on identi.ca (26:27) Segment 1 (29:28) We'll try to record some talks/interviews at upcoming events. Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x1A: Comments on Jobs

Tue, 11 Oct 2011 09:18:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Bradley still hasn't made the blog post he keeps saying he'll make about one year at Conservancy. (01:30 Bradley mentioned the character Cat from Red Dwarf's obsession with “shiny things” in the episode Waiting for God. (20:23) Segment 1 (21:12) Karen mentioned Paula Rooney's article Steve Jobs: an open source pioneer? You bet, which Bradley pointed out was a pure link-bait. (21:20) Bradley mention Andy Rooney has retired (32:10) Segment 1 (33:40) Bradley mentioned RMS' comments on Steve Jobs' death (34:09) Bradley mentioned the gawker article that was critical of Steve Jobs Bradley mentioned a comment that discussed how RMS' lack of tact can help software freedom. (40:43) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x19: GNOME 3.2 and Other Topics

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 08:22:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:40) Bradley wrote a blog post about how GNOME 3 is not for him. Segment 1 (07:14) Karen interviewed Jos Poortvliet Segment 2 (21:04) Bradley mentioned Shaun McCance's post to desktop-devel about response bias, which he posted on user survey thread. (25:04) Karen mentioned that GNOME 3.2 has been released with new features, such as better window resizing. (28:57) Bradley pointed out that gnats was one of the earliest Free Software bug tracking systems. (30:37) Segment 3 (31:53) Bradley mentioned that he feels like the unfrozen caveman lawyer when trying to use identi.ca now. (32:54) Bradley mentioned Matthew Garrett's blog post about UEFI so-called “secure” booting. (37:36) PyPy is trying to raise funds to support Python 3 on PyPy. (41:20) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x18: 12 Years of Compliance: A Historical Perspective

Tue, 13 Sep 2011 09:58:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Bradley mentioned that time travel requires special verb tenses according to the Douglas Adams' book, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. (01:48) Bradley gave a keynote at Ohio Linux Fest 2011 (01:58) Segment 1 (05:02) This segment is a recording of Bradley's OSCON 2011 talk, entitled 12 Years of Copyleft License Compliance: A Historical Perspective. The slides are available on Bradley's website so you can follow along during the talk if you like. There is a live denting identi.ca thread from Bradley's talk. (03:50) Bradley wrote a blog post about a minor GPL violation in the Emacs codebase. It has since been fixed. RMS mentioned the NeXT/Objective C GPL violation in his essay, Copyleft: Pragmatic Idealism. Segment 2 (52:35) Bradley will be speaking at the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit 2011 and at LinuxCon Europe 2011. (55:05) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x17: Contributor Agreements Considered Harmful

Tue, 30 Aug 2011 09:47:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:34) This show is a recording of Richard Fontana's talk Contributor Agreements Considered Harmful. (03:13) Segment 1 (03:34) Richard Fontana has made his slides from his talk available on his website. Bradley live-dented Fontana's talk from OSCON. Richard Fontana references Michael Meeks' essay, Some thoughts on Copyright Assignment (29:55) Segment 2 (45:17) Bradley and Karen were on a panel discussion on copyright assignment at Desktop Summit. (45:33) Bradley mentioned that Mark Shuttleworth's obsession with cadence had a similar weird effect on a different debate. (58:30) Karen has done some pro bono work for PubPat, and also Question Copyright (01:01:30) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x16: Legal Basics for Developers

Tue, 16 Aug 2011 09:25:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:33) Bradley mentioned the birthday attack when explaining to Karen how likely it might be that the number of the show might match the number of the day. (01:38) This show is a recording of Aaron and Karen's OSCON 2011 talk, Legal Basics for Developers. (02:20) Segment 1 (05:53) The slides for the Legal Basics for Developers are available to follow along with the recording (05:53) Segment 2 (49:36) Richard Fontana gave at a talk at OSCON as well, which was recorded, and Karen and Bradley have asked for his permission to play it. (50:45) Bradley asked folks to ping Richard on identi.ca to ask him to allow us to use his audio on the oggcast. (51:05) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x15: Karen Keynotes OSCON

Tue, 02 Aug 2011 06:06:06 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:35) Bradley and Karen just returned from the 2011 O'Reilly Open Source Software Convention (OSCON). (00:45) Karen received one of the 2011 O'Reilly Open Source Awards. (Video of the award ceremony is online.) (03:05) Karen now has a blog called GNOMG. (05:03) Karen's wrote a blog post about winning the 2011 Open Source Award. (03:47) Karen now has a redirector to her blog via gnomg.org. (05:42) Listener Michael Dexter let Bradley stay at his house for part of the time of OSCON, and Bradley later shared a room with listener Richard Fontana. (06:40) Segment 1 (10:22) Karen keynoted at OSCON, entitled Software Freedom: From my Heart to the Desktop. (10:22) Bradley had a live-denting thread of Karen's keynote at OSCON 2011. Karen's 2011 OSCON keynote is available YouTube. You can also hear the audio on the show itself, but if you prefer video, use the preceding link. If you watch instead of listen, just skip the audio in the oggcast up to Segment 2 below: Segment 2 (24:49) Bradley mentioned conferences can be ephemeral on his blog about GUADEC 2010. (28:25) Bradley and Karen are about to go to the Desktop Summit. (29:15) Bradley, Michael Meeks and Mark Shuttleworth will be on a panel on copyright assignment moderated by Karen. (29:25) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x14: Free as in FOAM

Tue, 19 Jul 2011 16:15:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley spoke at the Sixth Annual OpenFOAM workshop. (01:42) Segment 1 (03:20) Follow along with Bradley's slides from his talk at the Sixth Annual OpenFOAM Workshop (03:22) The sources for the slides is available. Segment 2 (53:12) Karen and Bradley discussed the talk. Bill Gates' arrest in New Mexico (Bradley incorrectly said Nevada) is discussed in Gates' Wikipedia entry. (55:20) Bradley mentioned the made-for-TV movie The Pirates of Silicon Valley. (56:26) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x13: Torts and 1023s

Tue, 05 Jul 2011 06:06:06 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:48) Billy Crook wrote in to make a good joke about 0x12 being the last episode available in other RSS feeds. (Don't forget the right RSS feed is at faif.us.) Karen calls tortes delicious pastries. Bradley saw a documentary called Hot Coffee, which discussed the idea of tort deform. (03:35, 05:45) Bradley mentioned that Karl Rove, George W. Bush's political operative, was involved in early tort “reform”. (06:54) Brendan Scott is a lawyer in Australia, who has published about GPL enforcement and writes a blog about legal issues related to Open Source and Free Software (11:58) Segment 1 (12:50) Bradley talked about 501(c)(3) status and Form 1023s in his interview on FLOSS weekly. (13:50) Around 2010, applications for Free Software non-profits' 501(c)(3) status started to be delayed, according to independent evidence that Karen and Bradley have collected from the IRS and the community of non-profits. (16:20) Form 1023s are the applications you file with the IRS (17:15) As far as we know, no applications have been refused yet for a Free Software non-profit, but there seem to be extremely long delays. (18:40) Bradley mentioned a blog post from the Executive Director of CASH Music, where he talked about their Form 1023 being delayed. (19:10) Karen has confirmed with IRS agents that this process of applications does not impact existing non-profits currently. (21:00) Bradley pointed out that COBOL jobs are still very prevalent. Bradley even found a website dedicated only to COBOL jobs. (36:18) After we recorded, Simon Phipps posted a blog post quoting Bradley about the issue. Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is prod[...]


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Episode 0x12: Karen's New Job; Supreme Court on Patents

Tue, 21 Jun 2011 13:26:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) If you have not moved your RSS feed already away from softwarefreedom.org, and to faif.us, you should do that now! Here's links to the ogg RSS feed and mp3 RSS feed. New FaiF shows won't appear on softwarefreedom.org. 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) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content [...]


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Episode 0x11: Corporate Licensing Decisions That Impact the Project's Community

Tue, 07 Jun 2011 06:06:06 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:36) Dan interviewed the CentOS developers on FLOSS Weekly. (00:05:52) Bradley has a blog post that describes RHEL licensing model. His previous blog post to that one, while mostly off-topic here, has a few points of interest. (00:10:36) Dan Lynch mentioned The Smoking Man from the The X Files television series. (00:17:22) Bradley mentioned that Lennart Poettering is a Red Hat employee working on systemd, which is now in Fedora, but not in RHEL yet (as far as we know). (00:18:53) Bradley suggested that developers starting projects read Karsten Wade's The Open Source Way, and Karl Fogel's Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project, and Bradley's blog post about developing in public. (00:22:16) Dan and Bradley briefly discussed copyright abolition. Dan mentioned Stallman's writing on the Pirate Party's copyright positions. Segment 1 (00:32:30) Bradley briefly discussed the [...]


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Episode 0x10: Linux License Violations

Tue, 24 May 2011 11:37:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:34) FaiF Producer Dan Lynch is filling in for Karen as co-host this week. (00:43) Karen got married on the day Dan and Bradley recorded the oggcast. (01:03) Dan is also known as the co-host of Linux Outlaws, host of Rat Hole Radio, and occasional co-host of FLOSS Weekly. (02:05) Bradley mentioned Dick Van Dyke's admission (06:56) Segment 1 (08:05) This segment is Matthew Garrett's talk GPL Violations: What Are We Doing? (aka Linux License Violations) from the Linux Collaboration Summit 2011. Matthew Garrett released the slides from his talk which you can follow along with during the talk. Segment 2 (51:29) Bradley mentioned that Matthew is particularly interested in the GPL violations on Android/Linux devices that he's found. (52:57) Bradley mentioned Greg Kroah-Hartman's GPL enforcement against Microsoft, which Bradley also blogged about a few years ago. (55:51) Dan asked Bradley about DMCA usage in GPL enforcement. Bradley explained that there is a process called DMCA takedown that Matthew was discussing. (57:30) Dan and Bradley discussed the Linux Foundation Open Compliance Program. (1:05:05) Bradley mentions that he is completely opposed to criminal penalties for copyright infringement, and mentioned his ACTA commenting blog post. (1:12:13) Bradley and Dan discussed the Sony DVD rootkit. (1:15:17) Karen's wedding invitation got some press since it was a working record player. (1:16:58) Karen and Mike's wedding song is at the end of the oggcast, but you can also download the song from the wedding website. (1:21:08) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conser[...]


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Episode 0x0F: Why Samba Switched to GPLv3

Tue, 10 May 2011 10:15:00 -0400

Show Notes Ironically (or perhaps appropriately), Bradley was at Samba XP with Jeremy the day this show was released. So, there he wasn't able to get show notes together in detail for this show. However, Jeremy's slides from the talk are available (in PDF), and also ODP format. So, you can follow along with it in the talk. Also, you may be interested to read Bradley live-dent'd Jeremy's talk, so the discussion there might be useful to read as well. Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x0E: Open Source Projects and Corporate Entanglement

Tue, 26 Apr 2011 12:56:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:34) Bradley is still recovering from a rhinovirus which he didn't take care of and also made him sicker, which explains the problems with his voice. In fact, the coughing in the background during Fontana's talk is all Bradley. He apologizes. (00:50) This show is Richard Fontana's Linux Collaboration Summit 2011 talk, Open Source Projects and Corporate Entanglement. (03:24) Segment 1 (03:48) Richard Fontana's slides for his talk, Open Source Projects and Corporate Entanglement are available on his website. (04:29) Bradley was live-denting Fontana's LCS talk. (04:31) Richard Fontana is the purveyor of the disturbing group on identi.ca. (04:30) Fontana makes reference to a Bradley's blog post on switching back to Debian from Ubuntu. (05:55) Fontana pointed out that the GNU Manifesto deals a lot with how Free Software is completely compatible with many business models. (12:30) Fontana pointed out that many of the relationships between companies in Free software have great variability in level of transparency. (16:00) In the background, you hear Bradley saying something. He's giving Josh Berkus credit for the phrase throw code over the wall, a phrase which both Fontana and Bradley now use regularly. (32:28) Segment 2 (48:25) Fontana made an interesting analogy to commissioned art and its similarity to FLOSS. (50:33) Fontana noted later on identica that he does support non-profit as solution to entanglement problem. (54:48) Bradley mentioned the 60 Minutes story about Mortenson's Central Asia Institute (CAI). (55:30) Fontana now talking about GE/NBC relationship, but Bradley was surprised that Fontana didn't mention Ben Bagdikian's book, The Media Monopoly. (18:26, 56:30) Bradley was glad that[...]


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Episode 0x0D: NDAs

Tue, 12 Apr 2011 15:30:00 -0400

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. Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x0C: Disturbing Debates

Tue, 29 Mar 2011 10:30:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 1 (03:12) Bradley wrote a blog post about the Bionic issues that were raised. (03:44) On the old oggcast, Karen and Bradley discussed the Android/Linux system and Bionic specifically. (04:09) Karen mentioned an old oggcast where permissive vs. copyleft licensing was discussed. (06:19) Jake Edge wrote an LWN article that discussed Bionic (07:58) Bradley mentioned Raymond Nimmer's blog that started the debate (10:52) Bradley also mentioned Edward Naughton's blog post and paper on Bionic. (11:38) Raymond Nimmer is not David Nimmer, who is known for writings on copyright (18:10) There is now an disturbing group on identica, which is more disturbing than a tag about disturbing. (19:15) Joe Brockmeier did some research on Edward Naughton's ties to Microsoft. (20:05) Karen mentioned a paper on deep legal analysis of header files and on originality requirements in copyright (24:40) Segment 2 (26:07) Karen wanted to clear up some confusion about the discussion last episode about the “Open Source” and “Free Software” terminology. Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x0B: Free Software Project Non-Profit Existence

Tue, 15 Mar 2011 10:30:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Bradley and Karen began the discussion by commenting on this blog post by Andy Updegrove about non-profit governance. (01:50) Bradley and Karen tend to agree that non-profit settings are better places to foster and help Free Software development. (03:40) Bradley mentioned that Roland McGrath wrote GNU C Library (and other GNU programs) while working as an employee at the FSF, and many of those programs are now often maintained by Red Hat (or other company's) developers, under the auspices of the GNU project, as overseen by the FSF. (04:50) Corporate form and organization questions should be secondary to project leadership ones. (09:50) One of the most important things is to have an organization in a place where people are willing to do the work to keep the organization going. (20:10) Enthusiasm to keep the organization running is the most important resource for running the organization. (22:26) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode: 0x0A: Windows Mobile Windows Phone 7 Series Application Store

Tue, 01 Mar 2011 10:30:00 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:35) Karen and Bradley discussed the Microsoft Phone Marketplace agreement, which was heavily covered in news and blogs. (02:50) Karen quoted directly from the § 1(l) from the Windows Phone Marketplace Application Provider Agreement (03:20) Bradley credited Jello Biafra with coining the term “punditocracy”, but it seems to have been first used by Charles Reynell in The Economist in 1989 and popularized by Eric Alterman in his 1992 book, Sound & Fury: The Making of the Punditocracy. Bradley mentioned the brouhaha about the order of succession after Regan was shot in 1981. (Bradley incorrectly said 1980 on the show.) (09:47) Karen and Bradley previously discussed the Apple Online Store agreement on FaiF Episode 0x03. Bradley mentioned that the arm port of Windows 7 isn't even done (21:30) According to a Canalys study quoted on Wikipedia's Smartphone entry, RIM is only 14% of the market now, when it was previously much larger. Symbian is still the largest, surprisingly. (25:21) K-9 Mail is a fork of the last Free Software version of Google's Android Mail application. (30:21) Bradley compared what's happening with Android to the history of X Windows (31:40) Bradley joked about the naming length controversy for the Windows Phone 7. (33:00) Steve Ballmer strangely kept saying: The operating system is called Windows while talking to market analysis back in July 2010. (36:04) 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. Send feedback and comments on the cast[...]


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Episode 0x09: Copyleft, -or-later, and Basics of Compatibility

Tue, 15 Feb 2011 10:30:00 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) This show discusses copyleft and basic issues of license compatibility (04:09) Karen mentioned an episode of the old Software Freedom Law Show, Episode 0x08, where Bradley and Karen discussed selecting a FLOSS license and what the various options are. (04:45) license compatibility 06:28 Bradley incorrectly said that the original Emacs license didn't have the word General in it. However, the other explanations appear to be correct. There's a useful history page that someone wrote about the history of GPL. It appears the non-general GNU copylefts existed from 1984-1988. (06:57) Karen noted that the Library GPL was renamed to the Lesser GPL which happened in 1999. (09:30) Bradley mentioned that when he and RMS worked on the GNU Classpath Exception, Bradley suggested it be called the Least GPL. (10:38) GPL doesn't have a choice of law clause. If another copyleft does, it surely is incompatible with the GPL. (14:17) AGPLv3 § 13 and GPLv3 § 13 explicitly make themselves compatibility with each other, which Bradley calls compatibility by fiat. (15:40) Karen mentioned that the Mozilla Public License § 13 has a section about multiple licensed code (16:50). Bradley mentioned that Mozilla Firefox uses a combinatorial license: (GPL|LGPL|MPL), which is a disjunctive tri-license. (19:00). Bradley mentioned that the old Software Freedom Law Show Episode 0x17 discussed compatibility of permissively licensed software and copylefted software. (20:22) Apache Software License 2.0 was likely the first FLOSS license to have an explicit patent licensing provision (23:40) Bradley and Karen [...]


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Episode 0x08: Strictly Commercial

Tue, 01 Feb 2011 10:50:00 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) Listeners seeking a show on how to select a Free Software license, differences between copyleft and non-copyleft, and how they interact with copyright are encouraged to listen to episode 0x08 of the old Software Freedom Law Show which covered these topics. Please write in again if that show doesn't cover your questions on the issue. (02:10) Bradley reminisced about the crass “Brian and O'Brien” show on Baltimore's B-104 Gary Huddles who was notorious locally in Baltimore because he was implicated in Maryland's version of the 1980s Savings and Loan scandals. (03:30) Karen mentioned that freedomdefined.org is the source for the Free Culture definition that defines what licenses are Free Culture licenses. (12:54) Bradley suggested listening to some of the old versions of RMS' Copyright vs. Community in the Age of Computer Networks. In fact, there is an audio recording of the one at MIT on 19 April 2001 that Bradley attended, and an audio recording of the one that Bradley heard at Cardozo Law School. There is audio of the Q&A session, wherein RMS engages in that discussion Bradley mentioned with Free Culture activists. (10:10, 14:04) Bradley mentioned that Linus Torvalds switched to GPL for Linux because he realized non-commercial restrictions weren't appropriate. (Search the string GPL on that link to find Linus' answer on that.) (19:00) Karen mentioned that Creative Commons did a study considering what people understand commercial vs. non-commercial to mean. (20:43) Karen and Bradley discussed the text of CC-By-NC. (23:00) Karen mentioned various CC-By-SA licensed derivatives that had been made from Sita Sings the Blues. (38:24) Bradley discussed the Harry [...]


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Episode 0x07: Revoked?

Tue, 18 Jan 2011 10:30:00 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:34) Bradley issued a correction regarding FaiF 0x06. Christopher Allan Webber mentioned that FSF sometimes accepts copyright assignments in cases where the entire code base is not assigned. (02:40) Karen issued a correction regarding FaiF 0x04 about women being hired to be at the party, but in fact that was not the case, despite being mentioned in this article. Karen's paper on Medical Devices was linked to from a ZD Net UK blog. (05:48) Bradley mentioned this Android bug regarding mis-sent SMS, which was widely covered in the press. Apparently the bug has been resolved upstream, somewhat disproving Bradley's point. (08:40) Segment 1 (12:19) Bradley is quoted in an article about revocation of the GPL (12:35). The story was originally covered on slashdot. (13:17) The WinMTR site now says: By popular request, WinMTR will be available under GPL v2. (19:50) Karen mentioned the FSF's GPL FAQ. (29:27) Bradley mentioned the four rationale documents. There's also one for AGPLv3 draft 2 and LGPLv3 draft 2. (30:13) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x06: GRUB, Zulu Foxtrot Sierra

Tue, 04 Jan 2011 10:30:00 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:35) Bradley and Karen discussed the inclusion of ZFS code now included in GRUB, as the GRUB Project announced and was covered at LWN by Jonathan Corbet. It's not mandatory that GNU projects have assignment to the FSF. The GNU Maintainer's guide discuss the requirements when items are assigned to FSF. (14:40) FSF requires that the entire codebase be assigned once GNU project maintainers choose to assign copyrights. Conservancy's policy on copyright assignment differs here; Conservancy will accept partial copyright assignment. (16:07) Bradley mentioned the COBOL front end to GCC that is not in the main GCC codebase because it is not copyright assigned to FSF. (17:40) Bradley and Karen discussed the Squeak relicensing last call. (25:49) Bradley posted a comment to Corbet's article. (32:30) Final (45:45) The calendar Bradley was thinking of was the International Fixed Calendar, which Wikipedia confirms, with a sourced link, was used by the Eastman Kodak Company from 1928 to 1989. Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x05: Inducing Fryers

Tue, 21 Dec 2010 10:30:00 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Aaron brought up a message forwarded to the OpenBSD developers list by Theo de Raadt. This story has been covered widely online. (02:50) Aaron mentioned that Glyn Moody wrote a blog post about what issues about “Open Source” security this raises. (04:06) Bradley mentioned the gnuftp/Savannah site crack that occurred in 2003 and its security implications. Those seeking more information on this can read the slashdot coverage, Savannah forum posts, the CERT advisory and even the missing files still on the GNU FTP site. (05:21) Bradley again mentioned Thompson's hack which he loves to mention when security issues come up (06:26). Karen mentioned SFLC's medical devices paper, Killed by Code: Software Transparency in Implantable Medical Devices, which she loves to mention. (08:23) Bradley mentioned the Debian/Ubuntu OpenSSL bug that occurred in mid-2008, which was widely discussed online. (10:18) Bradley mentioned a case in 2000 where the FBI was able to open a mobster's PGP mail merely by getting his passphrase. (12:49) Bradley offers an even-money bet that there are no FBI-inserted bugs in OpenBSD. (13:46) Segment 1 (14:18) The canonical page on Wikipedia for what Karen and Bradley are on FaiF says they are presenters, rather than hosts. (15:06) Aaron and Karen's organization, the Software Freedom Law Center, announced that they filed an amicus brief in the Global-Tech Appliances v. SEB case. (16:30) Despite the beliefs of a Jeopardy! contestant last[...]


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Episode 0x04: Conference Behavior and Novell Sale

Tue, 07 Dec 2010 11:30:00 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:40) Karen and Bradley discuss an article called The Dark Side of Open Source Conference, which was covered some in the tech press, in press outside of technology. Deb Nicholson wrote a blog post about it, as did Valerie (the original article's author. (01:06) Bradley mentioned his blog post where he discussed issues of gender equality across all Computer Science, not just the Free Software community. (05:29) Karen mentioned Kirrily “Skud” Robert. (10:27) Segment 1 (32:18) There was an announcement that Novell will be sold (32:15) Karen mentioned that Andy Updegrove blogged twice on the subject (32:30) Karen talked about the 8K filing that Novell made regarding the purchase. (34:30) Karen mentioned a post on groklaw. (42:43) Bradley mentioned that the OIN patent license is incredibly narrow and not particularly useful, because the definition of the “Linux system“ is so narrow, and because OIN is a pro-patent, for-profit company that doesn't have the interest of Free Software at its heart. (45:30) Karen disagrees with Bradley's comments on OIN and thinks his characterization of the patent pool is a serious exaggeration. (46:00) 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). Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch w[...]


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Episode 0x03: i Don't Store

Tue, 23 Nov 2010 10:50:00 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:34) Karen mentioned first Brett's statement on the VLC mailing list, although that is toward the end of the story that was covered last month. (05:30) Bradley mentioned that the story started with FSF's enforcement regarding Apple's distribution of GNU Go in Apple's application store. (05:54) Don't confused GNU Go (the game) with Google Go (the programming language). Bradley pointed out that Google did assign some of its copyright on the language Go, for the GCC frontend for the Go language. (06:51) Bradley mentioned that the game Go has been around thousands of years, although according the Go Wikipedia entry, it's been around for approximately 2,500 years. (08:21) Bradley pointed out that the primary goal of GPL enforcement is to get compliance, not to get companies to cease distribution, but sometimes the companies prefer to cease distribution rather than complying with the license. (09:57) There was disagreement in the VLC community about the enforcement action (11:50). There's an original thread on the VLC mailing list that discussed this (12:35), and then Brett's response on that list. (13:25) GPLv2 requires in § 6 that you cannot impose terms that restrict the downstream more than GPL otherwise does. (15:40) FSF made a statement that linked this issue to the DRM issue, which caused some confusion. It's our view that what Apple is doing against GPL software is part of their initiative to put DRM (both for software and more traditional content) onto devices. (17[...]


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Episode 0x02: The Needs of the Few

Tue, 09 Nov 2010 09:17:00 -0500

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:35) Bradley confirmed the entire show is licensed CC-By-SA 3.0. (02:30) Stormy Peters is leaving the position of GNOME Foundation's Executive Director. (04:10) The GNOME Advisory Board is a group of for-profit and non-profit organizations that meet regularly to give advice to GNOME Foundation. (04:34) Stormy is going to a job at the Mozilla Foundation. (09:10) You don't have to be a developer to become a member of the GNOME Foundation. (09:57) Bradley mentioned that he did an FSF booth at COMDEX Chicago in early 2001 (which Bradley incorrectly called CES Chicago in the recording). (12:20) Segment 1 (15:43) A LiveJournal post introduced an interesting issue of copyright confusion. (16:30) Karen mentioned there was discussion in other fora other than the original LiveJournal post, such as on the NY Frunch (Free Culture Lunch) mailing list and, since then, on NPR. (17:24) Bradley mentioned Fanzines, wondering if there are still fanzines. (18:57) Karen pointed out that both copyright infringement and plagiarism were at issue here. (20:25) Bradley is quite upset about the idea that people confuse public domain with FaiF licensing or any other actual license terms. (21:00) Karen notes that if you don't see a license, you have to assume it's all rights reserved. (23:10) Bradley described a Slashdot story that linked to a Techdirt article. (30:29) A footnote in the concurrence is what mentions Star Trek (33[...]


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Episode 0x01: Free of Annoying Buzz

Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:03:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:32) All recordings for the first 0x01 attempt had an annoying audio buzz. (01:18) The Free as in Freedom oggcast is now licensed CC-By-SA 3.0 Unported (03:10) Karl Fogel is Executive Director of Question Copyright. (03:35) Karen mentioned the Free Culture definition. (08:22) Larry Lessig presented to an FSF Members Meeting using Mac. (09:22) Bradley and Karen argued about whether or not OpenOffice.org and/or Firefox run better on non-GNU/Linux systems than on GNU/Linux. (18:00) Bradley and Karen argued about whether or not otherwise proprietary company control of Free Software causes problems by default. (21:10) Segment 1 (27:00) Lara Moy got Ubuntu running on her Mac hardware. (27:30) Bradley attended the jQuery Conference Boston 2010 (28:30) Bradley was at the Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit. (36:26) Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC channel, #faif on irc.freenode.net, and by following Conservancy on identi.ca and and Twitter. Free as in Freedom is produced by Dan Lynch of danlynch.org. Theme music written and performed by Mike Tarantino with Charlie Paxson on drums. The content of this audcast, and the accompanying show notes and music are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 USA license (CC BY-SA 4.0). [...]


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Episode 0x00: Goodbye and Ahoy Hoy

Wed, 06 Oct 2010 13:22:00 -0400

Show Notes Segment 0 (00:28) Bradley mentioned OsamaK is not happy at Bradley and Karen for not having a new oggcast for a month. (00:45) Bradley no long works at the Software Freedom Law Center. He now works full time at the Software Freedom Conservancy. (02:00) Bradley thinks everything related to FLOSS should be called “Software Freedom”. (03:10) Karen and Bradley mention that many people in the software freedom world are involved in multiple organizations. (04:00) Karen is an officer and lawyer to Software Freedom Conservancy. (04:30) Conservancy provides non-profit infrastructure and services. (05:10) Conservancy helps software freedom projects focus on development, and aggregate projects into one place. (06:20) Conservancy will be expanding its service plan now that Bradley is full time. (06:46) Conservancy will try do copyright assignment in a community-focused way, only if the developers want it. Conservancy will also do more GPL enforcement than previously. (07:20) Bradley mentioned that Matthew Garrett has been doing some GPL enforcement, and Bradley thanked him for it publicly. (07:50) Karen thinks we'll see more enforcement over time, by more people. (08:14) Bradley wants to help Conservancy's member projects do more fundraising for initiatives to fund software development activity. (08:40) Bradley mentioned that Matt Mackall is doing Mercurial development funded through Conservancy. (09:20) As of earlier this year, Bradley is a volunteer director of the FSF[...]


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