Free as in Freedom

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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.

[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format] [Direct download of cast in MP3 format] 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. ### Show Notes: #### Segment 0 (00:39) * Supporters of Conservancy can join this mailing list to hear and see live recordings of every show! #### Segment 1 (06:30) * Conservancy filed a DMCA exemption request for wireless routers, and updated it with their long comment on the issue. * [NPR's Planet Money …

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Tags: open source, freedom, karen sandler, bradley khun, intellectual property, patents, ogg, law, software, non-profit, government & organizations

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[![\[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_ogg_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x6B_DMCA-Exemption-0.ogg) [![\[Direct download of cast in MP3 format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_mp3_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x6B_DMCA-Exemption-0.mp3) Software Freedom Conservancy filed multiple exemptions in the USA Copyright Office Triennial Rulemaking Process under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). In this episode, Karen and Bradley explore the details of Conservancy's filing to request permission …
[![\[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_ogg_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x6A_Live-from-SeaGL.ogg) [![\[Direct download of cast in MP3 format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_mp3_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x6A_Live-from-SeaGL.mp3) 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 …
[![\[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_ogg_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x69_Microsoft-ebook-and-DRM.ogg) [![\[Direct download of cast in MP3 format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_mp3_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x69_Microsoft-ebook-and-DRM.mp3) 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 …
[![\[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_ogg_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x68_CopyleftConf-Molly-DeBlanc.ogg) [![\[Direct download of cast in MP3 format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_mp3_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x68_CopyleftConf-Molly-DeBlanc.mp3) 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) * …
[![\[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_ogg_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x67_Termination-Backports.ogg) [![\[Direct download of cast in MP3 format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_mp3_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x67_Termination-Backports.mp3) Bradley and Karen discuss two additional permissions that can be used to "backport" the [GPLv3 Termination provisions](https://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.en.html#section8) to [GPLv2](https://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.en.html) -- the Kernel Enforcement Statement Additional Permission, and the Red Hat Cooperation Commitment. A [blog post on …
[![\[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_ogg_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x66_Hellwig-vs-VMware.ogg) [![\[Direct download of cast in MP3 format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_mp3_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x66_Hellwig-vs-VMware.mp3) Bradley and Karen discuss the details of the [completion of the lawsuit (which Conservancy supported) between Christoph Hellwig and VMware in Germany](https://sfconservancy.org/news/2019/apr/02/vmware-no-appeal/). ### Show Notes: #### Segment 0 (00:37) * Bradley mentioned the episode of [Red …
[![\[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_ogg_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x65-Linux-Foundation-Community-Bridge.ogg) [![\[Direct download of cast in MP3 format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_mp3_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x65-Linux-Foundation-Community-Bridge.mp3) Bradley and Karen discuss and critique the new initiative by the [Linux Foundation called CommunityBridge](https://communitybridge.org/). The podcast includes various analysis that expands upon [their blog post about Linux Foundation's CommunityBridge](https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/mar/13/lf- community-bridge/). ### Show Notes: #### Segment …
[![\[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_ogg_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x64_Dan-Lynch-interview.ogg) [![\[Direct download of cast in MP3 format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_mp3_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x64_Dan-Lynch-interview.mp3) Bradley and Karen interview their own producer, [Dan Lynch](https://danlynch.org/), on site at [Copyleft Conf 2019](https://2019.copyleftconf.org/). ### Show Notes: #### Segment 0 (00:46) * Karen now teaches [teaches a course at Columbia University](https://www.law.columbia.edu/faculty/karen-sandler). (03:40) * In addition …
[![\[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_ogg_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x63_FOSDEM-2019-keynote-IV.ogg) [![\[Direct download of cast in MP3 format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_mp3_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x63_FOSDEM-2019-keynote-IV.mp3) In their final installment regarding their joint keynote at [FOSDEM 2019](https://fosdem.org/2019/), entitled: [Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today?: Confessions of Activists Who Try But Fail to Avoid Proprietary Software](https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/full_software_freedom/), you listeners can hear the …
[![\[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_ogg_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x62_FOSDEM-2019-keynote-III.ogg) [![\[Direct download of cast in MP3 format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_mp3_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x62_FOSDEM-2019-keynote-III.mp3) Bradley and Karen have the last pre-talk installment of discussing the preparation for their joint keynote at [FOSDEM 2019](https://fosdem.org/2019/), entitled: [Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today?: Confessions of Activists Who Try But Fail to …
[![\[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_ogg_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x61_FOSDEM-2019-keynote-II.ogg) [![\[Direct download of cast in MP3 format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_mp3_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x61_FOSDEM-2019-keynote-II.mp3) 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 …
[![\[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_ogg_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x60_FOSDEM-2019-keynote-I.ogg) [![\[Direct download of cast in MP3 format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_mp3_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x60_FOSDEM-2019-keynote-I.mp3) Bradley 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 …
[![\[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_ogg_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x5F_non-FOSS.ogg) [![\[Direct download of cast in MP3 format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_mp3_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x5F_non-FOSS.mp3) 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 …
[![\[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_ogg_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x5E_ContractPatch.ogg) [![\[Direct download of cast in MP3 format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_mp3_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x5E_ContractPatch.mp3) 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) * Software Freedom Conservancy has two [blog](https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2016/aug/04/everything-is-negotiable/) [posts](https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2016/sep/26/contractpatch-step2/) and a [mailing …
[![\[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_ogg_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x5D_2016-Conferences.ogg) [![\[Direct download of cast in MP3 format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_mp3_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x5D_2016-Conferences.mp3) Bradley and Karen discuss Conservancy's conference trips and presentations during the first half of 2016. ### Show Notes: #### Segment 0 (00:38) * Bradley attended and spoke at [FOSDEM 2016](https://archive.fosdem.org/2016/) and [LinuxConf Australia 2016](http://lca2016.linux.org.au/) (03:10) * …
[![\[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_ogg_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x5C_Licensing-101.ogg) [![\[Direct download of cast in MP3 format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_mp3_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x5C_Licensing-101.mp3) Bradley and Karen give a basic introduction of copyright licensing of Open Source and Free Software. ### Show Notes: #### Segment 0 (00:35) * Bradley mentioned the phrase ["fixed in a tangible medium"](https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/fixed_in_a_tangible_medium_of_expression) which appears in …
[![\[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_ogg_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x59_Audio-Killed-Video.ogg) [![\[Direct download of cast in MP3 format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_mp3_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x59_Audio-Killed-Video.mp3) Bradley and Karen discuss the plan for restarting Free as in Freedom and plans for episodes to come. ### Show Notes: #### Segment 0 (00:36) * Bradley said "in the before time -- in the long …
[![\[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_ogg_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x58_Debian-Aggregation.ogg) [![\[Direct download of cast in MP3 format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_mp3_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x58_Debian-Aggregation.mp3) Bradley and Karen discuss Conservancy's [Debian Copyright Aggregation project](https://sfconservancy.org/news/2015/aug/17/debian/). ( **Note** : While it was released just after DebConf16, this episode was recorded well before DebConf16; the discussions about DebConf refer to DebConf15.) ### Show Notes: …
[![\[Direct download of cast in Ogg/Vorbis format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_ogg_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x57_Support-Conservancy.ogg) [![\[Direct download of cast in MP3 format\]](http://faif.us/img/cast/audio_mp3_button.png)](http://faif.us/cast-media/FaiF_0x57_Support-Conservancy.mp3) Free as in Freedom host [Christopher Allan Webber](http://dustycloud.org/) interviews Karen Sandler and Bradley Kuhn about their work on copyleft and at [Software Freedom Conservancy](https://sfconservancy.org). You can [become a Supporter](https://sfconservancy.org/supporter) of this work! ### Show Notes: * …