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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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@faifcast

Language:

English


Episodes

0x68: Molly De Blanc at CopyleftConf 2019

5/31/2019
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Bradley and Karen enjoy and discuss Molly De Blanc's keynote at the first annual CopyleftConf, entitled , followed by an exclusive interview with Molly! Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:37) Segment 1 (04:11) A recording of Molly De Blanc's keynote at the first annual (2019) CopyleftConf, entitled entitled . Slides for Molly's talk are available on her gitlab account. Segment 2 (20:11) Bradley and Karen talk about the keynote and set up the interview. Segment 3 (23:56) Extended...

Duration:00:58:07

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

5/11/2019
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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) irregardless is not actually a word, but it does appear to be slangThe additional permission system was codified as a formal part of GPLv3Principles of...

Duration:00:41:56

0x66: The End of Hellwig vs. VMware

4/22/2019
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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) Red DwarfWhite Holecharacters are speaking too slowly or two quickly due to time differentialsthe Hellwig vs. VMware suit in Germany has concludedcivil law legal systemannounced on his websitetechnical analysis how much of Christoph's code appeared in the infringing VMware productTill...

Duration:00:38:29

0x65: Linux Foundation's Community Bridge

4/2/2019
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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) Hudson being in Eclipse FoundationJenkins being associated with a Linux Foundation sub-orgOpen Collective Segment 1 (21:23) CommunityBridge are required to act in the common business interest of the Linux Foundation membersCommunityBridge...

Duration:00:47:17

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

3/27/2019
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Bradley and Karen interview their own producer, Dan Lynch, on site at Copyleft Conf 2019. Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:46) teaches a course at Columbia University Segment 1 (5:19) Oggcamp quote: The Manchester Ship CanalDan Lynch has a personal website, which has his blogstated by Bentsenexplained by NBC in this story Segment 2 (28:23) Bradley and Karen briefly dissect the interview with Dan. Segment 3 (32:22) Karen and Bradley mention that they'll discuss the Linux Foundation...

Duration:00:36:00

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

3/20/2019
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In their final installment regarding their joint keynote at FOSDEM 2019, entitled: : 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...

Duration:01:10:28

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

3/12/2019
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Bradley and Karen have the last pre-talk installment of discussing the preparation for their joint keynote at FOSDEM 2019, entitled: : 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. In this particular episode, they discuss the issue of letting others use proprietary software on your behalf, the problem of relying too much on that,...

Duration:00:28:00

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

2/19/2019
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Bradley and Karen continue the process of preparing their joint keynote at FOSDEM 2019, entitled: . This episode is the second of three episodes where Bradley and Karen record their preparation conversations for this keynote address. In this particular episode, they discuss the golden age in history when they used very little proprietary software, and then discuss the beginning of their personal Dark Ages of using some proprietary software. Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:35) destruction of...

Duration:00:35:23

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

1/13/2019
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Bradley and Karen pull back the curtain and begin the process of preparing their joint keynote at FOSDEM 2019, entitled: . This episode is the first of multiple episodes where Bradley and Karen record their preparation conversations for this keynote address. Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:36) Bradley and Karen discuss the plan to do prep for their FOSDEM keynote “on air” as part of FaiF broadcasts. Segment 1 (07:13) Bradley and Karen's keynote, HTC DreamKaren's struggle started with her...

Duration:00:36:36

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

12/31/2018
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Bradley and Karen return, as promised, in 2018 (just barely)! They discuss the many non-FOSS and otherwise software-freedom-unfriendly licenses that have been promulgated in 2018. Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:36) Bradley and Karen discuss ideas for what to do with the oggcast going forward. Segment 2 (07:49) Open Source Defintionwidely reported this monthBradley wrote a blog post about it earlier this yearBradley also wrote a blog post about earlier this yearSustain OSS...

Duration:00:36:49

0x5E: Conservancy's ContractPatch Initiative

11/1/2016
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Bradley and Karen discuss Conservancy's ContractPatch Initiative that will help Free Software developers negotiate their agreements with employers. 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,...

Duration:00:50:29

0x5D: Conference Report, 1st Half of 2016

9/21/2016
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Bradley and Karen discuss Conservancy's conference trips and presentations during the first half of 2016. 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...

Duration:00:53:28

0x5C: Basic FLOSS Concepts: Licensing 101

9/2/2016
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Bradley and Karen give a basic introduction of copyright licensing of Open Source and Free Software. 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...

Duration:01:02:03

0x59: Audio Killed the Video Star

8/18/2016
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Bradley and Karen discuss the plan for restarting and plans for episodes to come. 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...

Duration:00:26:59

0x58: Debian Copyright Aggregation

7/14/2016
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Bradley and Karen discuss Conservancy's Debian Copyright Aggregation project. (Note: While it was released just after DebConf16, this episode was recorded well before DebConf16; the discussions about DebConf refer to DebConf15.) 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...

Duration:00:39:32

0x57: Support Conservancy Now!

11/24/2015
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host Christopher Allan Webber interviews Karen Sandler and Bradley Kuhn about their work on copyleft and at Software Freedom Conservancy. You can become a Supporter of this work! 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...

Duration:00:26:09

0x56: … & We're Back!

6/4/2015
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Bradley and Karen discuss the VMware lawsuit that Software Freedom Conservancy is funding. 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 on Twitter and...

Duration:00:33:52

0x55: Nick Coghlan at LCA 2015

3/3/2015
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Bradley and Karen interview Nick Coghlan, who works onn development and test infrastructure for Red Hat and is heavily involved with the Python community. 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...

Duration:00:40:12

0x54: Carol Smith at LCA 2015

1/29/2015
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Bradley and Karen interview Carol Smith, Programs and Open Source Community Manager of Google Summer of Code about the program and its policies and procedures. 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...

Duration:00:39:38

0x53: Can Plagiarism Happen Under Copyleft?

12/30/2014
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Bradley and Karen discuss what plagiarism is (or isn't) and how it interacts with copyleft licenses. 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...

Duration:01:16:43