GeekSpeak for 2008-02-02

Richard Stallman on Free Software

Richard Stallman from the [Free Software Foundation|http://www.fsf.org/] joins us to talk about the GNU/Linux operating system and his philosophies about software including [DRM|Digital Restrictions Management] and so-called “intellectual property.”

Internet Woes

Miles covered two issues with the internet being “taken down.”


! Richard Stallman

[2008_02_02_9692_350w.jpg| [Richard|http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Stallman] is a hacker and social justice advocate who believes strongly in free (as in speech) software. ]

[2008_02_02_9693_350w.jpg| Drew Meyer and Richard hit it off quite well. You can tell they where best friends during this episode of GeekSpeak.]

! Larry Cafiero

Larry is known as [Larry the Free Software Guy |http://larrythefreesoftwareguy.wordpress.com/] and runs the Felton, CA division of HeliOS Solutions West. It’s located at the Felton Trading Post at 6396 Highway 9, Felton CA 95018. Phone: 831.335.7303. Larry also runs the [Cabrillo College GNU/Linux Users Group|http://www.cabrillo.edu/associations/clug] .

! Santa Cruz Events with Richard Stallman

!! Saturday February 2nd from 1am to 5pm

The Installfest at Cabrillo is from 1 to 5 on Saturday Feb. 2 in the Room 2504 Computer Lab. It’s free, of course, and there will be a wealth of GNU/Linux advice and help for those who want to install it temporarily by live CD or permanently — as well as pizza and drinks. For instructions, people can go to the [Cabrillo GNU/Linux Users Group|http://www.cabrillo.edu/associations/clug] .

!! Tuesday February 4th at 6:30pm

The Cabrillo GNU/Linux Users Group is having Richard Stallman speak at Cabrillo on Feb. 4 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, people can call HeliOS Solutions West in Felton at 335-7303 or visit the [Cabrillo GNU/Linux Users Group|http://www.cabrillo.edu/associations/clug] .

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! Links Mentioned

!! Finding Out What Memory You Need

!! Playing OGG

Richard suggested going to http://www.playogg.org and using Ogg Vorbus for audio and Ogg Theora for video.

!! About DRM

Richard mentioned http://defectivebydesign.org/ to keep abreast of Digital Restrictions Management.