Linux Outlaws 68 - The Episode of the Beast
This week: The FSF sues Cisco, teacher says Free Software doesn’t exist, Fab reviews CrunchBang Linux and the Linux Defenders defend Linux.
- Thanks to Michael Johnson for the new sound clips of the Duke
- Listening to Security Now’s coverage of Sandboxie, Fab had the idea that maybe you could implement a similar solution with git or bzr or something similar for free on Linux — what do you think?
- Dan gives a shoutout to everyone from Barcamp Liverpool and wishes JonTheNiceGuy all the best for his upcoming wedding in the New Year
- Thanks to TLLTS for getting Fab into Scott Sigler’s audio books — he’s been listening to Earthcore and is loving it so far
- Philip Newborough (aka. corenominal) is not married (yet)
- Beer of the Week: Oettinger Winterbier
0:09:23 Open Source Releases
- SystemRescueCd 1.1.3
- Puppy Linux 4.1.2
- BSD Release: Frenzy 1.1
- BSDanywhere 4.4
- Clonezilla Live 1.2.1-23
- Musix GNU+Linux 1.0R6
- EnGarde Secure Linux 3.0.22
- TinyMe 2008.1
- Slackware Linux 12.2
- PC-BSD 7.0.2
- ASPLinux 14
- Amarok 2.0
- gPodder 0.14.0 — includes amazing new my.gpodder.org
- Wordpress 2.7
- Google Chrome 1.0 — not a beta anymore, still no Linux version either…
0:19:54 News Stories
- FSF & SFLC are sueing Cisco over GPL violations
- Linux Foundation and SFLC create “Linux Defenders” to beat patent threats against Free Software
- Teacher reprimands student for handing out Linux CDs, says “there’s no such thing as free software” — thanks to Kevan Vautier, Johan Burell, 6r00k14n & Daniel Devine for emailing this story to us
- The two biggest Australian ISPs refuse to join Aussie net filtering test
- IBM to bundle Lotus & Ubuntu to target Microsoft
- Google makes developer version of the G1 available — thanks to Manfred Moser for the email
- Another zero day exploit in M$ SQL Server — yet more security FAIL from the masters of security FAIL!
- Microsoft releases open source CMS — Why??? Haven’t they heard of Wordpress?
- Israeli Linux fan sues Windows refund out of Dell — thanks to Marfal for his email on this
- Fab reviews CrunchBang Linux — if you want to try this, head over to the CrunchBang forums, they have a really nice and helpful community over there!
1:04:45 Listener Feedback
- Our forums now have 400+ members
- Fab thanks all the people helping him decide on his Eee PC purchase
- Ger Appeldorn wrote to tell us about the Hacking At Random event 2009 in the Netherlands — apparently it’s like “a woodstock for hackers”
- Jake Tolbert sent us some information about a collection of Christmas music he’s released under Creative Commons
- Peter Nikolaidis wrote to tell us the Fresh Ubuntu podcast is alive again so go check it out!
- Dan Fish says he is real and wrote us a rant about Microsoft and the NHS
- Billy Crook asks that we send questions and answers to LinuxQuestions.org instead of our forums
- Randy Fithian tells us about SELinux in Fedora and the YUM package manager
- JonTheNiceGuy says we shouldn’t only attend LUG meetings but also as many other technology-related meetups as possible; he also thinks we owe the listeners a lot of inuendo jokes for Episode 69
- Michael Sandahl told us about a Linux football management game called Bygfoot where apparently one of the commentators mentions Chopper Reid when someone commits a very bad foul
- Alexandro Colorado (JZA) send us this amazing image:
- Hall of Shame of other emails this week: Kevan Vautier, DaveS, Dan Collins, Antony Prince, Jonathan Groll and Scruffy Mogwai
- Fab also mentions this very funny XKCD blog post (don’t miss the comments!)
- Send us innuendo suggestions for show #69 via our special innuendo thread in the forums
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-NC-SA 3.0 license.