Displaying casts tagged IBM
March 29, 2012
This show was released on Thursday 29 March 2012; its running time is 00:48:59.
Segment 0 (00:35)
- This American Life issued a retraction of the story we mentioned on 0x24. This American Life released a transcript or mp3 of the audio of the retraction. (02:21)
- Karen and Bradley introduce the panel.
Segment 1 (03:58)
This is the recording of the panel. Some of the questions aren't completely audible, but Dan did a pretty good job boosting it in places.
Segment 2 (32:21)
- IBM's amicus brief in Bilski clearly shows that IBM is pro-software patent. (33:48)
- The Linux System Definition which defines the only patents available for licensing by OIN licensees, was unilaterally updated recently without consulting the Free Software community.
- Keith Bergelt of OIN will speak at Linux Collaboration 2012 on the Legal track, which Bradley is chairing (35:29)
- OIN is a for-profit company. (37:54)
- IBM has attacked Free Software projects with patents, such as TurboHercules (39:22)
- IBM is the largest software patent holder in the world. (44:27)
- Red Hat refuses to grant a patent license for patent use in Free software, they have only a weak promise that allows them to sell of patents to others who may enforce against Free Software projects, or which could be revoked. (46:26)
June 7, 2011
This show was released on Tuesday 7 June 2011; its running time is 01:24:34.
Segment 0 (00:00:36)
- Dan interviewed the CentOS developers on FLOSS Weekly. (00:05:52)
- Bradley has a blog post that describes RHEL licensing model. His previous blog post to that one, while mostly off-topic here, has a few points of interest. (00:10:36)
- Dan Lynch mentioned The Smoking Man from the The X Files television series. (00:17:22)
- Bradley mentioned that Lennart Poettering is a Red Hat employee working on systemd, which is now in Fedora, but not in RHEL yet (as far as we know). (00:18:53)
- Bradley suggested that developers starting projects read Karsten Wade's The Open Source Way, and Karl Fogel's Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project, and Bradley's blog post about developing in public. (00:22:16)
- Dan and Bradley briefly discussed copyright abolition. Dan mentioned Stallman's writing on the Pirate Party's copyright positions.
Segment 1 (00:32:30)
- Bradley briefly discussed the history of StarOffice, and the creation of OpenOffice.org. (00:33:40)
- Bradley explained issues related to the LibreOffice fork of OpenOffice.org. (00:37:30)
- Bradley has talked about how proprietary relicensing is very dangerous (00:39:50)
- Fedora, Ubuntu, and OpenSUSE all switched to LibreOffice as a default. Bradley didn't know at recording time that the OpenOffice package in wheezy is a transition package to switch to LibreOffice. (00:41:24)
- Bradley and Dan mentioned a blog post by IBM's Rob Weir that misquotes the FSF to support IBM's positions on the OO.o relicensing issue. (00:58:26)
- Bradley mentioned the idea that Apache-2.0 work can be relicensed under LGPLv3-or-later, as he discussed in his blog post about the OO.o relicensing (01:00:45)
- Dan mentioned Jeremy Allison's comment on the aforementioned post on Rob Weir's blog. (01:02:08)
Segment 2 (01:16:09)
Bradley thanked Dan, on behalf of Karen, for all his work to make Free as in Freedom possible.