TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 18 – 11/12/10

Intro music: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith.  You can find more of his work here.

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights) Gordon (Thistleweb)

Featured Track: “Devil’s Best Dress” by Cord Lund

A diverse range of topics covered today, with certainly a copyright theme to them.

We talk about Chrome OS with mention to branding, Ubuntu and Fedora.  I also make reference to a very good article I had read which can be found here:

We move on to the subject of copyright with mention of ACS:Law’s latest trip out to court and how that ended, then move onto issues surrounding the LOIC and how as I warned months ago people involved with DDOS attacks could find themselves falling foul of a criminal offense.  I ask the question, if a chap who calls himself Goblin (me) and wears a cowboy hat can tell you that after a couple of seconds on Google, surely getting involved with ddos attacks is not what you want to be involved with.

Gordon also talks further on RightHaven and the recent press it has attracted.

Of course it appears the BBC are exempt from the Computer Misuse Act and we remind ourselves about the botnet which was “in the public interest” which seemed to excuse them.  Double standards?  You decide!

BBCclick is on fine form and we highlight how their comment implying Wikileaks were behind ddos attacks had to be corrected by a viewer.

Microsoft is brought up and whilst it is still being tight-lipped on how many WP7 sales it’s made, we look at advocacy in general and how it appears that advocacy for Microsoft products only comes as a result of gifts and enticements.  We mention the embarrassingly bad Windows 7 party adverts and mention that people host Linux parties without the need of gifts.

We briefly talk about why we advocate Linux/free software and then Gordon has an appeal to make to listeners.

Roy introduces our closing featured track, which we all hope you enjoy.

Techrights hosts the show currently, complete with show notes by Dr Roy Schestowitz.

Goblin – /

You can also contact me on Skype: tim.openbytes

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3 thoughts on “TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 18 – 11/12/10

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  1. Microsoft brought up? I guess you don’t know what that means on this side of the pond…


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