Linux Outlaws 146 - Let's Fork the Country
This week on the show: Dan rants on the Digital Economy Bill, we discuss the question if IBM is really evil, Mo Duffy’s paper on F/OSS design, Microsoft now uses Launchpad and Apple throws a spanner in the works of developers once again…
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0:02:21 | Introduction
- Please excuse the delay and quality problems with the last episode
- Ana shows us what happens if you criticise the new Ubuntu release
- Fab loves that ringtone from the silly teddy bear movie by Kevin Sandom which we talked about last time — And then the phone rang…
- Fab joined this year’s Penguins Beard-a-Thon to grow a beard during the NHL playoffs for charity
- Interesting article from Tux Radar describing the Linux audio stack
- Beer of the Week: Brauhaus Bönnsch 2L growler
0:14:30 | Releases & News
- BSD: DragonFly BSD 2.6.1
- From the IRC: Red Hat job posting for Fedora Project Leader
- Distro: SystemRescueCd 1.5.2
- Distro: Parted Magic 4.10
- Notmuch 0.1
- Dan talks about the Digital Economy Bill, which has been pushed into law in the UK — check out this cool visualisation of it all
- Simon Phipps on the Ubuntu UK Podcast
- 300th anniversary of copyright — clearly a reform is needed…
- Ubuntu switches their default search back to Google
- Máirín Duffy on F/OSS design
- IBM vs. Turbo
HerpesHercules — Groklaw on the topic
- Google funds Theora codec for ARM
- Custom firmware on PS3: GeoHot fights back — he’s got the hots for the PS3
- Parallels joining the Linux Foundation — that was quick, they stopped hating open source already?
- Microsoft developing their own open source package manager, using Launchpad — wonders never cease…
- New secret license agreement for iPhone OS 4 probably puts an end to MonoTouch
1:10:34 | Jub-Jub
- Remembeer is an Android app to rate and save beers you’ve tried — it also has statistics functions
1:12:17 | Feedback
- Donations: Thanks to Łukasz Zachulski, Stewart Danziger and Drew Fitzsimmons, who also sent a nice email saying they enjoy the show and want to help support us
- Forums: Ubuntu people, help Les organise an installfest at OggCamp 10!
- DarthSydwayZ sent us a bizarre video of Yoda breakdancing
- Mario Pareja and Eric Kilgore sent us links to this story of Comcast winning against the FCC in court in the US
- Randal Schwartz from FLOSS Weekly sends us a picture of him promoting Linux Outlaws at the Texas Linux Fest — very cool!
- Steve Pearce tells us of his migration from Mac/iPhone to Linux/Android
- Other emails this week from Alistair Munro, Torstein, NYbill, Beto, David Hunter, Andrew and professorchaos
- OggCamp Sponsors: Linux Format - Media Partner, The Open Learning Centre, Linux Emporium, Opsview, Bitfolk, Recruit12 and Linux Fund
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