Linux Outlaws 189 - Special: Egypt
In this special Linux Outlaws episode, Dan and Fab discuss the protests in Egypt and what it means for the Internet and freedom all over the world.
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- Beer of the Week: Tsing Tao
0:06:26 Quick News & Releases Overview
- Thomas Perl wins MeeGo contest
- Worms now available in the Android Market
- First stable LibreOffice version released, latest OpenOffice release goes unnoticed
- KDE 4.6 released
- Debian Squeeze release update
- Fedora infrastructure Compromised
- SourceForge hacked
- Italian consumer watchdog sues Microsoft over the Windows tax
0:13:15 Main Topic: The Situation in Egypt
We talk about the current situation that’s been developing in Egypt since January 25 (especially from a technology perspective), what it changed for all of us and what it means for politics, the Internet and freedom all around the world.
Links we talked about:
- Video of man shot by police sniper in Egypt protests
- How Egypt disappeared from the Internet
- Jeff Jarvis on the situation in Egypt
- Debian Developer says Egypt completely cut off
- China blocks all mentions of Egyptian protests
- Al Jazeera bureau in Egypt shut down, satellite signal cut
Dan mentions Reverse The Wave, a great short film made by Deena Denaro about Nokia suppressing communications and tracing people for the government in Iran.
The theme music for this podcast is a song called “Sudo Modprobe”, it was written by Fab and produced and performed by Dan and Fab. The artwork for the album cover and the site including the Outlaw Tux was created by Fab. All material in this podcast is released under the Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 license, except the music at the end of the show which is always licensed under the Creative Commons license specified by the artist under the provided link.