Episode 11. In this episode of the Free Software Podcast, we introduce the fifth freedom. That is the freedom to access your data stored in web applications and to migrate to your own instance of a network application without degrading your experience(i.e. losing touch with friends). We also go over where to find free software and note that infections in non-free operating systems can present an opportunity for free software adoption.
Increased infections in proprietary operating systems may help free software adoption. At best, proprietary software can be completely replaced, and if that's not possible, free software applications can be installed. Finally, installation of a free operating system as a future fall-back or as dual boot may also be a good strategy.
Episode 8 - OpenProj, Linux.com, Ekiga, and Safecopy are this week's new releases. Our discussion topics include an FSF-approved GNU/Linux distro called BLAG, the Lemote YeeLoong netbook, talking about free software, Librivox.org, Ad Bard and Snowy.
OpenProj is a free software tool for project management and is a replacement for Microsoft Project and other project management tools.
Linux.com has been upgraded to a full social network website for GNU/Linux users and developers. We started our own group there.
Ekiga has a new version out. We talked about a feature we'd like to see: a more prominent buddy list to make calling buddies easier.
Safecopy is a file recovery tool that works on many types of media. Hope we don't have to use it!
BLAG is a free software GNU/Linux distribution with a notable set of Firefox bookmarks built-in. The project is on a bit of a hiatus but we're looking forward to future developments.
The Lemote YeeLoong is a unique netbook in that it's based on a MIPS architecture and runs 100% free software from the bios to the applications. A little pricey but in active development in free software circles.
We share a notable post describing the origins of the free software movement and it doesn't mention the founder's name!
Librivox.org is your source for public domain spoken audio files. Participants in the project record themselves reading works so the rest of us can enjoy them on the road, on the trail, or anywhere quiet enough to listen.
Ad Bard is a new free software focused ad network with nearly 1,000,000 monthly impressions just a couple days after launch. You can advertise your free software related product through the network or help grow it by placing their ads on your website.
Snowy is an AGPL-licensed project that synchronizes data from your local Tomboy installation to a central or your own web server. Gnote support coming soon?
Episode 7 - gNewSense 2.2, AgileWiki, and TrafficMeter are this week's new releases. Our discussion topics include a Richard Stallman interview we found, Google Code blocking Iran, software patents, Oracle's potential Sun acquisition, Libre.fm, and installing gNewSense in a free virtual machine. (photo by Gisle Hannemyr)
Episode 6 - We start this week's show with the release of NoMachine NX, youtube-dl, VirtualBox, and rsstrak. We then cover ways to find jobs in free software, Jeremy Allison's article "GPL's cloudy future", and upcoming free software events.