Linux Outlaws 136 - Make Love, Not Proprietary Software
This week on the show: Moblin and Maemo now MeeGo, Google launches Buzz, the Olympics on Linux, no more freeze in Fedora Rawhide and more…
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0:01:45 | Introduction
- Read Fab’s blog post on the release and production of the show and some changes we are making
- Bradley on the Android Linux kernel business and big corporations doing their own forks
- Microsoft says it ain’t Windows, it’s your batteries
- Linux Fund are launching an UK credit card — only a business card at first, consumer card is in negotiation with MBNA
- Dan’s Beer of the Week: Fosters
0:11:55 | Releases & News
- MINIX 3.1.6 — The Badger Dance
- Skolelinux 5.0
- Linux Mint 8 “Fluxbox” and “KDE64”
- NetBSD 5.0.2
- OpenOffice.org 3.2
- KDE 4.4.0
- openSUSE Build Service 1.7
- Nokia and Intel join Maemo and Moblin to “MeeGo”, MeeGo FAQ — Seriously… WTF!?
- Google launches Buzz — Meh?
- Miguel does it again: brings the Olympics single-handedly to Linux
- Adobe AIR coming to Android
- Fedora does away with feature freeze in Rawhide
0:50:58 | Microwatch
- Microsoft tries to save Windows Mobile with “Windows Phone 7 Series”
- Microsoft halts Windows Update distribution of security fix after blue-screen reports, may be caused by rootkit issue
0:57:46 | Feedback
- Donations: Thanks a bunch to Blake Mattern, George Naylor and Jessie Berlin!
- Forums: Check out linuxoutlaws.com/flamewar
- Frank Bell doesn’t like Aldiko because he finds it “aggressively unfree”, he prefers FBreader
- In contrast stark, George Naylor loved it and even supported them with his money
- Daniel “Not Cloud Man” Devine sent us this cool beer backport patch for Episode 134:
- Les “Quarter” Pounder” says Blackpool LUG are looking for new members to join them every Saturday between 10am and 12pm
- Beeza wrote us with his thoughts concerning Fab’s comments on VB and Windows development
- Other emails this week from John Scheuvront, Juan Mares, scarffo, Andreas Marschke, Reine, Len Cooley, Nathan Neff, Stephen Parsons, Dan Dart, Rex Djere and Dan Scott
- The Ubuntu UK Podcast is back!
- Event: FOSScon in Rochester, NY on June 19
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