In this episode of Free as in Freedom, Karen and Bradley discuss in the first segment recent press coverage of sexist attitudes at Free Software conferences, and in the second segment, discuss the public filings related to the Novell sale.Running time: 00:58:16.
Segment 0 (00:40)
- Karen and Bradley discuss an article called The Dark Side of Open Source Conference, which was covered some in the tech press, in press outside of technology. Deb Nicholson wrote a blog post about it, as did Valerie (the original article's author. (01:06)
- Bradley mentioned his blog post where he discussed issues of gender equality across all Computer Science, not just the Free Software community. (05:29)
- Karen mentioned Kirrily “Skud” Robert. (10:27)
Segment 1 (32:18)
- There was an announcement that Novell will be sold (32:15)
- Karen mentioned that Andy Updegrove blogged twice on the subject (32:30)
- Karen talked about the 8K filing that Novell made regarding the purchase. (34:30)
- Karen mentioned a post on groklaw. (42:43)
- Bradley mentioned that the OIN patent license is incredibly narrow and not particularly useful, because the definition of the “Linux system“ is so narrow, and because OIN is a pro-patent, for-profit company that doesn't have the interest of Free Software at its heart. (45:30)
- Karen disagrees with Bradley's comments on OIN and thinks his characterization of the patent pool is a serious exaggeration. (46:00)
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