FOSSY 2023
Free as in Freedom
by Free as in Freedom
1w ago
Come to FOSSY 2023! Show Notes: FOSSY 2023 will happen next week in Portland, OR, USA. Send feedback and comments on the cast to <oggcast@faif.us>. 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 4.0 license ..read more
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0x6C: Even More DMCA Exemption Requests!
Free as in Freedom
by Free as in Freedom
1w ago
Karen and Bradley discuss two other DMCA exemptions filed by Software Freedom Conservancy during the 2020/2021 Triennial Rulemaking Process at the copyright office: one for wireless router firmwares and one for privacy research. Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:39) Supporters of Conservancy can join this mailing list to hear and see live recordings of every show! Segment 1 (06:30) Conservancy filed a DMCA exemption request for wireless routers, and updated it with their long comment on the issue. NPR's Planet Money had a show that discussed how recycling plastic in the USA was somewhat of a larg ..read more
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0x6B: GPL Enforcement Investigation DMCA Exemption Request
Free as in Freedom
by Free as in Freedom
1w ago
Software Freedom Conservancy filed multiple exemptions in the USA Copyright Office Triennial Rulemaking Process under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). In this episode, Karen and Bradley explore the details of Conservancy's filing to request permission to circumvent technological restriction measures in order to investigate infringement of other people's copyright, which is a necessary part of investigations of alleged violations of the GPL and other copyleft licenses. Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:39) Bradley claims that you'll now love the audcast more than ever (02:51) Conservancy ..read more
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0x6A: Live Show from SeaGL 2019
Free as in Freedom
by Free as in Freedom
1w ago
The first live podcast of Free as in Freedom, hosted at SeaGL 2019 in November 2019. Hear questions from the studio audience and answers from Bradley and Karen. Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:38) Producer Dan speaks on mic to introduce that this is a live show. Segment 1 (01:17) This is a live show from SeaGL 2019, a community-organized FaiP (02:15) Carol Smith from Microsoft asked about being a charity in the USA under recent tax changes regarding tax deduction and, and asked about Conservancy's annual fundraiser which had completed by the time this show was released. (04:53) Deb took a photo d ..read more
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0x69: Microsoft's E-Book Platform and Other DRM Disasters
Free as in Freedom
by Free as in Freedom
1w ago
Karen and Bradley discuss the end to Microsoft's e-book platform and generally the dangers and disasters that Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) cause for software users and developers. Show Notes: Karen and Bradley discuss the end to Microsoft's e-book platform and generally the dangers and disasters that Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) cause for software users and developers. Segment 0 (00:35) Bradley mentioned that Microsoft ended their e-book platform. He said this was “last month” but we ended up releasing this show late, so it was in August 2019 (01:31). Bradley mentioned the ..read more
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0x68: Molly De Blanc at CopyleftConf 2019
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by Free as in Freedom
1w ago
Bradley and Karen enjoy and discuss Molly De Blanc's keynote at the first annual CopyleftConf, entitled The Margins of Software Freedom, followed by an exclusive interview with Molly! Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:37) Bradley mentioned (without the title) the film, When a Stranger Calls, which is indeed a real movie, not a TV movie, and was from the late 1970s — although Bradley saw it on TV sometime in the 1980s. (02:15) Segment 1 (04:11) A recording of Molly De Blanc's keynote at the first annual (2019) CopyleftConf, entitled entitled The Margins of Software Freedom. Slides for Molly's talk a ..read more
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0x67: Analysis of Two Backports of GPLv3 Termination Provisions to GPLv2
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by Free as in Freedom
1w ago
Bradley and Karen discuss two additional permissions that can be used to “backport” the GPLv3 Termination provisions to GPLv2 — the Kernel Enforcement Statement Additional Permission, and the Red Hat Cooperation Commitment. A blog post on Conservancy's site summarizes the discussion on this show. Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:35) Bradley mentioned irregardless is not actually a word, but it does appear to be slang, which dates back to 1795! (03:23) The additional permission system was codified as a formal part of GPLv3, but are generally more informal under GPLv2. (05:24) Karen explained what t ..read more
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0x66: The End of Hellwig vs. VMware
Free as in Freedom
by Free as in Freedom
1w ago
Bradley and Karen discuss the details of the completion of the lawsuit (which Conservancy supported) between Christoph Hellwig and VMware in Germany. Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:37) Bradley mentioned the episode of Red Dwarf, White Hole, where the characters are speaking too slowly or two quickly due to time differentials. (01:30) Bradley explained that the Hellwig vs. VMware suit in Germany has concluded. (03:30) German is a civil law legal system. (05:15) Christoph Hellwig announced on his website that he has decided not to appeal. (07:18) Bradley did a technical analysis how much of Christ ..read more
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0x64: Our Producer Dan Lynch Interviewed at Copyleft Conf 2019
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by Free as in Freedom
1w ago
Bradley and Karen interview their own producer, Dan Lynch, on site at Copyleft Conf 2019. Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:46) Karen now teaches teaches a course at Columbia University. (03:40) In addition to being the producer of Free as in Freedom, Dan Lynch was the host of Rat Hole Radio, the co-host of Linux Outlaws, and currently co-hosts Hollywood Outlaws. (04:30) Segment 1 (5:19) Dan helps co-organize Oggcamp which is having its tenth-anniversary event on Saturday 19 October 2019. (08:00) Bradley mentioned the phrase from IT Crowd quote: Did you see that ludicrous display last night? (11 ..read more
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0x63: Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today? (Part IV)
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by Free as in Freedom
1w ago
In their final installment regarding their joint keynote at FOSDEM 2019, entitled: Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today?: Confessions of Activists Who Try But Fail to Avoid Proprietary Software, you listeners can hear the final product — a recording of the actual FOSDEM keynote. Afterwards, Karen and Bradley compare notes on what went wrong and what went right (but mostly what went wrong) during the talk. Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:00:35) Bradley and Karen talk logistics of how the talk is embedded in the audio. Segment 1 (00:04:14) The audio in this segment taken directly from the ..read more
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