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.

http://faif.us/cast/

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0x68: Molly De Blanc at CopyleftConf 2019


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...


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 2019-05-31  58m
 
 

0x67: Analysis of Two Backports of GPLv3 Termination Provisions to GPLv2


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...


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 2019-05-11  41m
 
 

0x66: The End of Hellwig vs. VMware


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...


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 2019-04-22  38m
 
 

0x65: Linux Foundation's Community Bridge


Bradley and Karen discuss and critique the new initiative by the Linux Foundation called CommunityBridge. The podcast includes various analysis that expands upon their blog post about Linux Foundation's CommunityBridge.Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:36)

  • Conservancy helped Free Software Foundation and GNOME Foundation begin fiscal sponsorship work...


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 2019-04-02  47m
 
 

0x64: Our Producer Dan Lynch Interviewed at Copyleft Conf 2019


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...


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 2019-03-27  36m
 
 

0x63: Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today? (Part IV)


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...


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 2019-03-20  1h10m
 
 

0x62: Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today? (Part III)


Bradley and Karen have the last pre-talk installment of discussing the preparation for 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. This episode is the third of three episodes where Bradley and Karen record their preparation conversations for this keynote address...


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 2019-03-12  28m
 
 

0x61: Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today? (Part II)


Bradley and Karen continue the process of preparing 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. This episode is the second of three episodes where Bradley and Karen record their preparation conversations for this keynote address...


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 2019-02-19  35m
 
 

0x60: Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today? (Part I)


Show NotesSummaryBradley and Karen pull back the curtain and begin the process of preparing 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. This episode is the first of multiple episodes where Bradley and Karen record their preparation conversations for this keynote address...


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 2019-01-13  36m
 
 

0x5F: Was 2018 the Year of Non-FOSS Licensing?


Show NotesSegment 0 (00:36)Bradley and Karen discuss ideas for what to do with the oggcast going forward.Segment 2 (07:49)

  • Bradley mentioned the field of endeavor restriction in Open Source Defintion. (09:20)
  • Bradley mentioned how badly Amazon treats its workers who pack boxes, which was widely reported this month (10:22).
  • Bradley referenced that someone changed attempted to change a license on a project to prohibit use by USA border protection agents...


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 2018-12-31  36m