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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.

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.
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United States

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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.

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English


Episodes

0x5E: Conservancy's ContractPatch Initiative

11/1/2016
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Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) blogpostsmailing lista similar one covering terms of service agreementsthe Outreachy Project of ConservancyGoogle Map API ToS states that you have to pay for it after a certain amount of usageAT&TMCI 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....

Duration:00:50:29

0x5D: Conference Report, 1st Half of 2016

9/21/2016
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Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) FOSDEM 2016LinuxConf Australia 2016FOSDEM 2016 Legal and Policy Issues DevRoominterview-format discussion with Richard M. Stallman at FOSDEM 2016Richard Fontana gave a talk at FOSDEM 2016 entitled The Doge takeNovotel Grand Place in Brusselsgave a talk at LCA 2016gave the closing keynoteLibrePlanet 2016, entitled talk at the Linux Foundation's Embedded Linux Conference 2016 entitled at the Postgres Conference in New Yorkkeynote at OSS 2016Episode 0x4A Send...

Duration:00:53:28

0x5C: Basic FLOSS Concepts: Licensing 101

9/2/2016
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Show Notes Segment 0 (00:35) “fixed in a tangible medium”Sherman Antitrust actMit Romney's famous gaffe, “Corporations are people, my friend.” (04:44)Title 17, the USA Copyright actUNIX System Laboratories, Inc. v. Berkeley Software Design, Inc.FSF's Free Software DefinitionOSI's Open Source Definition (13:16)Categorizationthis essay by Richard Stallmancopyleftcrude drawing of the spectrum of licensesThe Principles of Community-Oriented GPL Enforcement Send feedback and comments on...

Duration:01:02:03

0x59: Audio Killed the Video Star

8/18/2016
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Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) the South Park parodyST:TOS episode, Karen Sandler left the GNOME Foundationtook over Bradley's old job as Executive Director of ConservancyBradley used to be Executive Director of the Free Software Foundationnow held by John Sullivanblogged about his illnessdetailsofschedulingsurgeryoccurred successfullyConservancy Supporter programEpisode 0x57short lived Jon Masters Linux Kernel Mailing List Summary Podcast by the Bugglesthis version which he likes better...

Duration:00:26:59

0x58: Debian Copyright Aggregation

7/14/2016
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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. was summarized in this blog postkeynote from DebConf15video of that talk is availablethis bug about the copyright notice on the Debian websiteIan Jackson asked about bequeathing copyright at Bradley's talk Send feedback and comments on the cast to . You can keep in touch with Free as in Freedom on our IRC...

Duration:00:39:32

0x57: Support Conservancy Now!

11/24/2015
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Show Notes Cygnus SolutionsVMware lawsuitChris Webber wrote this blog post in response to a Shane Curcuru, who is VP of Brand Management at the Apache Software Foundation, anti-copyleft talk at OSCON 2015Apache Software Foundation's historicalrecent 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...

Duration:00:26:09

0x56: … & We're Back!

6/4/2015
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Show Notes lawsuit that Christoph Hellwig filedLibrePlanet keynote about the VMware lawsuitLinuxConf Australia 2015, , is available onlineDebian 8 release party at LinuxFest NorthwestConservancy supporter program 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...

Duration:00:33:52

0x55: Nick Coghlan at LCA 2015

3/3/2015
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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...

Duration:00:40:12

0x54: Carol Smith at LCA 2015

1/29/2015
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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! 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...

Duration:00:39:38

0x53: Can Plagiarism Happen Under Copyleft?

12/30/2014
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Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:37) to send Dan to a conferencesupport Software Freedom Conservancy, where Bradley and Karen work, by becoming a supportermentioned her blog post about the supporter programmentioned his blog post about the supporter program Segment 1 (00:16:16) FaiF 0x02Laurie Stearns' article from the , entitled The GNOME Foundation Copyright Assignment GuidelinesDoris Kearns Goodwin Plagiarism controversyFlickr made different policies for CC-BY-SA'd works when selling...

Duration:01:16:43

0x52: Legal Issues from a Radical Community Angle

12/24/2014
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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 . You can watch the video instead of listening to our audio and/or follow along with Zach's slides. Segment 2 (00:53:17) init system coupling referendum, Episode 368fiscal sponsor 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...

Duration:01:04:50

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

12/11/2014
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Show Notes Segment 0 (00:00:34) donate now to send Producer Dan Lynch to a Free Software conferenceConservancy's travel policyGroupon attempt to steal GNOME's namehad to go public to raise funds to fight Groupon Segment 1 (00:13:26) Pam Chestek gives a talk entitled . You can watch the video instead of listening to our audio and follow along with Pam's slides. Segment 2 (01:00:37) Pam's talk from the previous year, which was played on 0x3CGPLv3§7 Send feedback and comments on the...

Duration:01:10:00

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

11/24/2014
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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) the LibreJS projectSegment 2 (33:58) start on Thanksgiving in the original announcement 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...

Duration:00:40:06

0x50: Big Announcements & Evans' FOSDEM 2014 Talk

11/11/2014
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Show Notes Segment 0 (00:36) file a DMCA petition regarding so-called “Smart TVs”magic marker that was as circumvention technique under DMCAamusing joke press release about the issueBruce Perens live DMCA violationthis article appears to be the main one on the subjectalso this interviewtalked about the joint FSF/Conservancy copyleft.org announcementfor FSF's CLE seminars, particularly the one in March 2014pristine example of good complete, corresponding source code for a GPL'd...

Duration:01:13:10

0x5A: Gamergate's Free Software Connection

10/23/2014
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Show Notes Segment 0 (00:37) Gamergate situationattacked on LKML about this blog postLennart Poettering also wrote an essay recently about aggression and attacking people in Free Software communities.the harassment Kathy Sierra faced in the late 2000sAntti AumoLinuxCon Europe 2011 keynoteEddie Murphy's skit, , which according to the transcript, originally aired on 1984-12-15 on SNL. (24:45)FaiF 0x13, which discussed torts and why they're importantBradley mentioned his blog post about...

Duration:00:55:31

0x4F: Linus Torvalds' Comments at DebConf 2014

10/9/2014
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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) an offensive public statement Linus Torvalds made on 6 July 2012Linus Torvalds argued Red Hat was kowtowing to Microsoft using offensive languageLinus called GNOME an . 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...

Duration:00:38:50

0x4E: IRS Refusal Redux

9/23/2014
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Show Notes Segment 0 (00:34) FaiF 0x41501(c)(3) status from the IRS§170(b)(1)(A) of the tax codeFLOSS FoundationsOSCON 2013 tutorial, the TV show parodies the irony of for-profit software companies claiming they .Michael MooreKaren's talk called open source was on the list of items the IRS gave additional scrutinyblog post by Jim Nelson where Yorba's rejection was discussedpreviously discussed on was discussed on 0x1Ccovered inmany other placesKaren wrote a blog post about why she isn't...

Duration:00:49:25

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

9/11/2014
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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 talk at GNOME Asia Summit 2013. Segment 1 (35:24) comment during the GPLv3 process regarding the Ty Coon 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...

Duration:00:44:39

0x4C: Copyleft vs permissive vs CLAs

8/26/2014
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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) blog post about CLA's on Conservancy's website Segment 3 (01:10:22) Bradley and Karen are still trying to decide what to do about the FOSDEM 2014 talks. 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...

Duration:01:14:47

0x4B: CLA Panel Discussion

8/5/2014
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Show Notes Segment 0 (00:38) Bradley and Karen introduce the panel discussion. Segment 1 (01:28) Van LindbergRichard FontanaApache Corporate CLA Segment 2 (48:17) the AKG C1000S 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...

Duration:00:54:05