Linux Outlaws 127 - Reverse Mono Trojan Horse
This week on the show: An exclusive interview with Bradley Kuhn and Aaron Williamson from the SFLC about their big GPL-enforcement lawsuit this week, Monty going beserk about Oracle and MySQL, Microsoft’s trouble with RMS & Office, the Eric Schmidt PR disaster and much more…
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0:01:26 | Introduction
- Errata: We are sorry for the Archives being down, Dreamhost apparently has been having major problems all over their network
- Vodaphone has a project to make their 3G dongles work properly across all distros and it’s GPLed code
- Go read Dan’s Fedora 12 review to find out what those problems were he was referring to
- On reporting GPL violations: read one of Bradley’s recent blog posts for his experience and advice
- Amazing photos of Lego-staged Hoth scenes
- Beer of the Week: Köstritzer Schwarzbier
- Ultimate Edition 2.5
- BSD Release: pfSense 1.2.3
- Sabayon Linux 5.1
- Webconverger 5.8
- Thunderbird 3 — F-A-B Virgil!
- gPodder 2.1, Codename: “The Luminous Fish Effect”
- From the Our Governments Suck Ass department: German government decides to waste a lot of its citizens’ tax money
- Asa Dotzler of Mozilla says ditch Google, use Bing because of the Eric Schmidt Disaster
- Gnome proposes vote on split from GNU Project
- Monty goes off the deep end on Oracle deal — more on Groklaw
- Google Goggles now available for Android — but what the hell would you use it for?
- Canonical launches commercial Bazaar support
- Intel, Moblin and the Poulsbo driver mess
0:50:06 | Microwatch
- Windows 7 USB/DVD tool finally released under GPLv2
- “RMS protection” in Office 2003 locks users out of their files
0:57:14 | Interview
We interview Bradley Kuhn and Aaron Williamson from the SFLC and break the story about their GPL-enforcement lawsuit against 14 huge companies (including Best Buy, Samsung, Westinghouse, Western Digital and JVC) about violations of the GPL regarding BusyBox and the reasons behind it.
1:28:43 | Feedback
- Donations: Thanks to Ryan K. and Erik L.!
- Forums: The Crap Alert Program — to be written in all languages under the sun
- Richard Hedenberg sends us an email about ThinkPads, Nokia and Les Pauls — including this picture of how to carry a ThinkPad:
- Peter Lando tells us how much the Parcelforce Worldwide website sucks — ParcelFAIL!
- Will Noakes sent us some more information on the pub wifi troubles from the UK
- Lostnbronx emailed us a link to this story about Microsoft and ancient codecs
- Rico sends us this amazing phone conversation which is probably a fake but still very funny
- More emails this week from Thomas Perl, John (of Arch pen fame), satipera, Peter Cannon, Alistair Munro (aka. B1ackcr0w), Christoph, Dylan Coakley, Shane (L33F3R), doctormo and Danny Piccirillo
- Event: Ubuntu Anime Boston, April 2 (2010) in Boston, Massachusetts
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