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Legal Basics for Developers

Free as in Freedom episode 0x16

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Bradley and Karen play and comment on a talk recording of Aaron Williamson's and Karen's presentation at OSCON 2011, entitled Legal Basics for Developers.

Running time: 00:53:53.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:33)

Segment 1 (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)

Tags: bkuhn, karen, non-commercial, sflc, oscon, fontana, creative-commons, aaronw, patents, copyrights, trademarks, public domain, license compatibility, compliance, non-profits, gnome, questions, conferences, gpl


Karen's New Job; Supreme Court on Patents

Free as in Freedom episode 0x12

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Karen announces her new job, and Bradley and Karen discuss the recent USA Supreme Court decisions on patents.

Running time: 00:54:31.

Show Notes

Be sure to make sure your feeds available on faif.us if you haven't already!

Show Notes:

Segment 0 (00:37)

Segment 1 (28:58)

Tags: bkuhn, karen, sflc, patents, gnome


Linux Violations

Free as in Freedom episode 0x10

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Dan Lynch (filling in for Karen) and Bradley play and discuss Matthew Garrett's talk GPL Violations: What Are We Doing? (aka Linux License Violations) from the Linux Collaboration Summit 2011.

Running time: 01:24:10.

Show Notes

Segment 0 (00:34)

Segment 1 (08:05)

Segment 2 (51:29)

Tags: bkuhn


Why Samba Switched to GPLv3

Free as in Freedom episode 0x0F

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This episode is a recording of Jeremy Allison's talk, Why Samba Switched to GPLv3 from the 2011 Linux Collaboration Summit, with some commentary from Bradley and Karen on the talk.

Running time: 01:00:51.

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.

Tags: bkuhn, karen, gpl, gplv3, Jeremy Allison, samba, conferences, or-later


Open Source Projects and Corporate Entanglement

Free as in Freedom episode 0x0E

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This episode is a recording of Richard Fontana's talk, Open Source Projects and Corporate Entanglement from the 2011 Linux Collaboration Summit, with some commentary from Bradley and Karen on the talk.

Running time: 01:02:48.

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 FaiF 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 identi.ca 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 Fontana called proprietary relicensing illegitimate. Bradley points out that sometimes community members, including himself, have too easily forgiven business models on the edges of software freedom. (25:13, 30:50 58:30)
  • Tags: fontana, red hat, non-profits, conferences, governance


    Disturbing Debates

    Free as in Freedom episode 0x0C

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    Bradley and Karen discuss two debates going on in the free and open source software community. One recent and seemingly inflated, and one long and confusing.

    Running time: 00:43:18.

    Show Notes

    Segment 1 (03:12)

    Segment 2 (26:07)

    • Karen wanted to clear up some confusion about the discussion last episode about the “Open Source” and “Free Software” terminology.

    Tags: fontana, copyrights, gpl, android, linux, bkuhn, karen, fsf, google


    Free Software Project Non-Profit Existence

    Free as in Freedom episode 0x0b

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    Bradley and Karen have an introductory discussion on how non-profit governance interacts with Free Software projects and what issues are important for developers who want their project to have a non-profit existence.

    Running time: 00:34:42.

    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)

    Tags: bkuhn, karen, fsf, conservancy, non-profits, governance


    Windows Mobile Windows Phone 7 Series Application Store

    Free as in Freedom episode 0x0a

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    Bradley and Karen discussed the Windows Phone 7 Application Store terms and conditions which prohibit GPL'd and other copylefted software in the application store.

    Running time: 00:38:13.

    Show Notes

    Segment 0 (00:35)

    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.

    Tags: gplv3, microsoft, gpl, mobile


    Copyleft, -or-later, and Basics of Compatibility

    Free as in Freedom episode 0x09

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    Bradley and Karen discuss types of copyleft generally and introduce the basics of license compatibility and -or-later clauses.

    Running time: 00:41:57.

    Show Notes

    Segment 0 (00:38)

    Tags: agpl, license compatibility, copyrights, gpl, bkuhn, gplv3, karen, sflc, fsf, mpl, or-later


    Strictly Commercial

    Free as in Freedom episode 0x08

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    Bradley and Karen discuss non-commercial-only commons licenses, particularly the CC-By-NC license, and how they compare to Free Culture and Free Software licenses, and why some authors pick NC licenses instead of Free Culture/Software ones.

    Running time: 00:49:32.

    Show Notes

    Segment 0 (00:36)

    Tags: copyrights, creative-commons, gpl, bkuhn, karen, fsf, free-culture, non-commercial


    Revoked?

    Free as in Freedom episode 0x07

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    Bradley and Karen discuss a few corrections from previous shows, and then discuss misunderstandings about the GPL regarding “revocation” of the GPL.

    Running time: 00:44:45.

    Show Notes

    Segment 0 (00:34)

    Segment 1 (12:19)

    Tags: bkuhn, copyrights, gpl, medical-devices, conferences, karen, sflc, fsf, correction, revocation


    GRUB, Zulu Foxtrot Sierra

    Free as in Freedom episode 0x06

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  • 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.
  • Running time: 00:47:58.

    Show Notes

    Segment 0 (00:35)

    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 rom 1928 to 1989.

    Tags: bkuhn, karen, fsf, conservancy, gplv3, copyrights


    Inducing Fryers

    Free as in Freedom episode 0x05

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    Bradley and Karen welcome special co-presenter and guest, Aaron Williamson, to discuss the OpenBSD email regarding purported FBI backdoors. In the main segment, they discuss the amicus brief filed by SFLC (where Aaron and Karen work) in the Global-Tech Appliances v. SEB USA Supreme Court case.

    Running time: 00:54:59.

    Show Notes

    Segment 0 (00:37)

    Segment 1 (14:18)

    Final (54:16)

    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).

    Tags: bkuhn, karen, sflc, patents, aaronw


    Conference Behavior and Novell

    Free as in Freedom episode 0x04

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    In this episode of Free as in Freedom, Karen and Bradley discuss in the first segment recent press coverage of sexist attitudes at Free Software conferences, and in the second segment, discuss the public filings related to the Novell sale.

    Running time: 00:58:16.

    Show Notes

    Segment 0 (00:40)

    Segment 1 (32:18)

    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).

    Tags: bkuhn, karen, conferences, novell, sexism


    i Don't Store

    Free as in Freedom episode 0x03

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    Karen and Bradley discuss the debates regarding Apple's online store restrictions that make it impossible to distribute GPL'd software via Apple's store. Then, they discuss question the usefulness of the term “Open Core”

    Running time: 00:45:04.

    Show Notes

    Note: Bradley's audio was too low compared to Karen's on this episode. We're still sorting out our recording issues, and apologize for this. This is completely Bradley's fault: don't blame Producer Dan. :)

    Segment 0 (00:34)

    Segment 1 (27:40)

    Tags: fsf, gplv3, smith, mobile, Apple, vlc


    Needs of the Few

    Free as in Freedom episode 0x02

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    Karen and Bradley discuss Stormy Peters' departure from the GNOME Foundation, an issue of deep confusion regarding copyright licensing, and references to Spock in a recent court decision.

    Running time: 00:39:56.

    Show Notes

    Segment 0 (00:35)

    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 (33:03) .
    • Bradley mentioned a mediocre novel he read in the 1990s called Brain Storm by Richard Dooling. (33:26)

    Tags: bkuhn, karen, copyrights, Stormy Peters, public domain, Star Trek


    Free of Annoying Buzz

    Free as in Freedom episode 0x01

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    Bradley and Karen discuss the new license of their show, multi-platform Free Software projects and conferences Bradley attended this month.

    Running time: 00:46:13.

    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)

    Tags: bkuhn, karen, conservancy, creative-commons


    Goodbye, and Ahoy Hoy!

    Software Freedom Law Show episode 0x2e & 0x00

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    Bradley and Karen announced that the Software Freedom Law Show is over. Karen and Bradley announced a new show, called Free as in Freedom, that is a joint effort by Karen (still at the SFLC) and Bradley (no longer at SFLC).

    Running time: 00:32:32.

    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 much more GPL enforcement than it has 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, and now has additional volunteer work that he needs to do, while Conservancy (his former volunteer work) becomes his day job. (11:09)
    • Bradley mentions that once you start doing something in the software freedom world, it's hard to stop once people start to rely on your work. (12:30)
    • Conservancy handles a lot of “boring” but essential stuff for developers to continue in their project. (14:20)
    • Bradley mentioned that his early volunteer work at FSF was also doing the boring stuff, and indeed a lot of his work has been willing to do the boring stuff (15:30)
    • Karen mentions that no one fights over the work that just needs to get done. (16:30)
    • Bradley discussed the fact that for-profit corporate control of projects is dangerous, and one of the things Conservancy and similar non-profits offers is an opportunity to have a non-profit with the public interest at heart in the center of their community. (17:39)
    • Bradley mentioned the LibreOffice by the Document Foundation (18:03)
    • Karen points out that for-profit and non-profit go hand-in-hand. But, Bradley argues that steward of a FLOSS project should always be a non-profit. Karen agrees. (19:00-19:30)
    • Bradley doesn't really believe that there are projects that would “never happen” without a for-profit company starting it. Karen disagrees.
    • The Software Freedom Law Show is over This is the last episode of the Software Freedom Law Show. (21:10)
    • Karen will make sure that the SFLC RSS feeds remain valid. Bradley points out that there are new RSS feeds for both the mp3 version and the ogg version of the new show, faif.us. (23:43)
    • Bradley mentioned that everywhere he's ever worked, he always had root on most of the boxes. He doesn't know what it's like to work somewhere and not have root. (27:50)
    • Karen got in trouble at her first law firm job for installing software on computers. (28:21)
    • Dan Scott sent a gift to Bradley and Karen Soap with 20-Ds in them.

    Tags: bkuhn, karen, sflc, conservancy, non-profits


    Software Freedom Law Show: Episode 0x2D:Updated Discussion

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    Karen and Bradley discuss the enforcement activities of the Software Freedom Conservancy, recent conferences and medical devices.

    Running time: 35:21.

    Show Notes

    Segment 0 (00:33)

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