GeekSpeak for 2008-02-02

Richard Stallman on Free Software

Richard Stallman from the [Free Software Foundation|] 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|] 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 |] 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|] .

! 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|] .

!! 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|] .

! New GeekSpeak Theme

[Tell us what you think|] of our possible new GeekSpeak theme.

Learn more about [Ebu Gogo|] at their MySpace page.

! Links Mentioned

!! Finding Out What Memory You Need

!! Playing OGG

Richard suggested going to and using Ogg Vorbus for audio and Ogg Theora for video.

!! About DRM

Richard mentioned to keep abreast of Digital Restrictions Management.