Linux Outlaws 135 - So Good, They Tried to Patent Him
This week on Linux Outlaws: Company tries to patent Bradley Kuhn, Symbian now open source, Matt Asay becomes new Canonical COO, Windows 7 kills laptop batteries and much more…
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- Episode 134 was late because Fab was taken down with some kind of killer cold, that’s also why he sounds so weird in this episode
- Thanks to gPodder, we were displayed quite prominently on Lifehacker, also check out the cool new, awesome my.gpodder.org
- Nexus One gets multitouch
- Archos posts full Linux distro for their Android tablet
- Another Ubuntu Week? — Ubuntu Opportunistic Developer Week
- We play our new OggCamp 10 Trailer — get OggCamp promotional goodness at oggcamp.org
0:16:45 | Releases & News
- VortexBox 1.1
- ArtistX 0.8
- Absolute Linux 13.0.8
- Toutou Linux 4.3.1 — Desmond Tutu
- eBox Platform 1.4
- Gibraltar Firewall 3.0
- Linux Mint 8 “KDE”
- Parsix GNU/Linux 3.0r2
- Rockbox 3.5
- Gpodder 2.2
- Vattery 0.6.5 by @jezra
- SourceForge turns off blanket blocking
- Symbian is now open source — finally…
- 501(c)3 Wordpress Foundation established
- Facebook’s “HipHop” PHP translator — WTF!?
- Matt Asay becomes new Canonical COO and then goes on to write an article that says the Canonical/Yahoo deal was for the good of market competition only
- Mozilla sponsors Gnome accessibility work while Oracle fires main Orca developer
- “Project Wonderland” is another Oracle casualty
- Company patents Bradley Kuhn?
- Greg Kroah-Hartman: Android pulled from kernel staging tree
0:55:42 | Microwatch
- Too dumb to blog: Microsoft people can’t handle the most basic blogging tools
- Windows 7 killing laptop batteries? (more on this topic)
- IE flaw turns your PC into a public file server — BING! and your PC is a file server!
1:01:17 | Feedback
- Donations: Thanks to Sander Scheepens, Stephen Kellat, Pete Verschueren and S.T.E. de Bruin!
- Forums: Fedora Community Remix 12 released — Fab’s Fedora configuration (around 2.2 GB on disc) for size comparison
- St3v3 and Trent from Oz wrote to tell us about the movie industry and their case against iiNet down there which they lost
- Moriarty send us some positive information from the UK on a Lord who actually seems to “get” the Internet
- Buzzy Nielsen says he was presenting at the Online Northwest education technology conference about Linux desktops in libraries — here are his slides
- Peter Cannon sends us another one of his humorous emails asking if there are still any “Linux heroes” left
- Chris Bartak rants to us about NPR, Flash and HTML5
- Other emails this week from Jonathan Nadeau, Reine, Raphael Ong, Arend Krytenberg, ShadyCraig, Jonathan Groll, Evaldas, Thomas Penzl, Simon Vass, Alison Chaiken, Joe Foy, Kevin Lucas, Quarter Pounder, Paul W. B., Kevan V., Stuart Ward and Rob (who asks us about Suse Studio)
- Events: Ubuntu Global Jam, March 26 – 28
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