Linux Outlaws 104 - The Linux In-Laws
On this week’s show: Launchpad goes open source, the real reason why Microsoft contributed code to the kernel, Intel thinks it has human rights, why the Swedish Pirate Party might endanger the GPL and much more.
0:01:16 | Introduction
- We apologise for being late with the last show, Fab is very busy at the moment and to make matters worse also had some software fail
- Dan wants to thank everyone who came to see his talk in Manchester, special thanks to Lucy for inviting him, Tim for taking video and also giving us an old computer to use as a streaming server and to Leslie I’Anson and JonTheNiceGuy for buying drinks
- We are working on streaming the show audio-only over Icecast in the future
- Palm plays cat-and-mouse with Apple and reenables iTunes sync
- Hull ISP institutes One Strike Rule — fucking morons!
- Security notice: Adobe Flash vulnerability affects Flash Player and other Adobe products, Ars Technica writeup
- Beer of the Week: Urfels Pils from Duisburg Walsum — thanks to Fab’s in-laws
0:14:31 | Releases & News
- Scientific Linux 4.8
- SuperGamer Supreme
- Clonezilla Live 1.2.2-26
- antiX MEPIS 8.2
- Sabayon Linux 4.2 “CoreCD”
- Momonga Linux 6
- Gpodder 0.17
- Launchpad goes open source!
- OpenMoko layoffs lead to new open hardware venture
- Swedish Pirate Party proposes 5-year limit on copyright that might hurt the GPL
- Check out this prototype KDE Plasma netbook interface
- Adobe releases open source media framework for Flash
- UAE cellular carrier rolls out spyware as a 3G “update”
- Intel claims it has human rights in EU anti-trust suit
0:52:44 | Microwatch
- [M$ GPL code release was to prevent being sued for violation](http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/07/23/microsoft_hyperv_gpl_violation, more on this topic
- Microsoft censors its own anti-Mac ads after an angry call from Apple — what a bunch of pussies!
- M$ caves to EU pressure, will offer browser ballot page in Win7
1:04:00 | Review
Fab reviews the 64bit edition of Ubuntu Studio.
1:15:22 | Feedback
- Forums: Massively derailed thread including Haikus and Limericks that started from nothing<br/><br/>
- Beeza recommends some alternatives to Audacity: mhWaveEdit, Gnome Wave Cleaner and Sweep
- John Priest sent us a story about the RIAA claiming DRM was dead, which was later refuted
- Our friend Morten (fucking long name) sent us a link to the site oswatershed.org which shows how up to date packages in various Linux distros are
- Alistair Munro sent us a link to the story about a man who committed suicide in China after being hunted down and it seems badly abused by his employers Foxconn (who make a lot of computer hardware, including iPods and iPhones)
- Hendo sent us a great email about Aussies
- Mark, who is a Windows power user, sent us an email about finally being able to move to Linux
- Other emails this week from Thomas Perl, Matt Mullen, Brent Foor, Chad from Grand Rapids, Norman Menard aka. Genghis Prawn, Kristian Naugle, Douglas Whitfield, Simon Vass, Mark Melvin, Eddy Seager, Ted Streit, Gerd Folberth and Charles A. Anaman<br/><br/>
- How awesome is this? Resistance 2 Marksman recreated by Calgary modder:
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