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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 51m. Bisher sind 137 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint jede zweite Woche.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 5 days 4 hours 48 minutes


0x6C: Even More DMCA Exemption Requests!

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...


 2021-03-09  52m

0x6B: GPL Enforcement Investigation DMCA Exemption Request

Software Freedom Conservancy filed multiple exemptions in the USA Copyright Office Triennial Rulemaking Process under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)...


 2021-01-14  51m

0x6A: Live Show from SeaGL 2019

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...


 2020-03-31  1h21m

0x69: Microsoft's E-Book Platform and Other DRM Disasters

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...


 2019-11-12  46m

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...


 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...


 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...


 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...


 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...


 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...


 2019-03-20  1h10m