Pia Waugh | 1 Sep 12:05 2006

Software Freedom Day on JJJ's HACK

Hi all,

I've lined up an interview with JJJ for their afternoon HACK program to talk
about Software Freedom Day in Australia and around the world. ROCK!  This
will likely happen mid to late next week, and will hopefully get a lot more
people along to our events all over Australia! Please make sure your team
wikis on the SFD site are up to date including location details and the like
so that when the interview goes live, people in your area can find you.

I'll keep you all updated.

Cheers,
Pia

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Janet Hawtin | 1 Sep 13:18 2006
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Re: [Sfd] Software Freedom Day on JJJ's HACK

Yay about time.
people have been pinging them for ages.
w00t nice work.
j

On 9/1/06, Pia Waugh <greebo@...> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I've lined up an interview with JJJ for their afternoon HACK program to talk
> about Software Freedom Day in Australia and around the world. ROCK!  This
> will likely happen mid to late next week, and will hopefully get a lot more
> people along to our events all over Australia! Please make sure your team
> wikis on the SFD site are up to date including location details and the like
> so that when the interview goes live, people in your area can find you.
>
> I'll keep you all updated.
>
> Cheers,
> Pia
>
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Silvia Pfeiffer | 1 Sep 15:45 2006
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Re: [Linux-aus] Software Freedom Day on JJJ's HACK

Awesome!!
S.

On 9/1/06, Pia Waugh <greebo <at> pipka.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I've lined up an interview with JJJ for their afternoon HACK program to talk
> about Software Freedom Day in Australia and around the world. ROCK!  This
> will likely happen mid to late next week, and will hopefully get a lot more
> people along to our events all over Australia! Please make sure your team
> wikis on the SFD site are up to date including location details and the like
> so that when the interview goes live, people in your area can find you.
>
> I'll keep you all updated.
>
> Cheers,
> Pia
>
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>      "Beware of listening to this impostor; you are undone if you once
>      forget that the fruits of the earth belong to us all and the earth
>                  itself to nobody." - Jean Jacques Rosseau
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Donna Benjamin | 4 Sep 09:14 2006

Article in BRW: Free Software Threat

Printed in BRW Issue August 31 2006, Page 18.

Free Software Threat
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Legislation being drafted by the federal Attorney General's department
could threaten the legality of open-source software, forcing companies
to start paying millions of dollars for licensed that they currently get
free.

The new laws could drive up technology costs for Australian companies
and add to the $20 billion information and communications technology
trade deficit.

Use of open-source software, which is distributed under public licence
(unprotected by copyright laws), is growing worldwide.

Linux, the open-source operating system for servers is one example.
Research group IDC predicts that 29% of servers in 2008 will ship will
be shipped with Linux. An estimated one million copies of
OpenOffice.org, a free alternative to Microsoft Office, have been
downloaded on Australia's 10 million PCs.

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James Purser | 4 Sep 09:40 2006

A speech by AG Ruddock "No Fair Use For You!"

Also found by Donna,

http://tinyurl.com/kcpao

Not only is there not going to be any fair use clause, they are still
insisting on the "no rewind" clause and limiting what we can do with the
media we purchase.

Gah.

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Andrew Donnellan | 4 Sep 09:30 2006
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Re: Article in BRW: Free Software Threat

On 9/4/06, Donna Benjamin <donna@...> wrote:
> Printed in BRW Issue August 31 2006, Page 18.
>
> Free Software Threat
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Legislation being drafted by the federal Attorney General's department
> could threaten the legality of open-source software, forcing companies
> to start paying millions of dollars for licensed that they currently get
> free.

Anyone know which legislation this article refers to? The FTA copyright stuff?

>
> The new laws could drive up technology costs for Australian companies
> and add to the $20 billion information and communications technology
> trade deficit.
>
> Use of open-source software, which is distributed under public licence
> (unprotected by copyright laws), is growing worldwide.

As we all know this is incorrect, but it's a minor error :)

>
> Linux, the open-source operating system for servers is one example.
> Research group IDC predicts that 29% of servers in 2008 will ship will
> be shipped with Linux. An estimated one million copies of
> OpenOffice.org, a free alternative to Microsoft Office, have been
> downloaded on Australia's 10 million PCs.

Interesting numbers. I wonder if we'll have a "Which OS do you run?"
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Andrew Pam | 4 Sep 10:18 2006
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Re: Re: Article in BRW: Free Software Threat

On Mon, 2006-09-04 at 17:30 +1000, Andrew Donnellan wrote:

> > Use of open-source software, which is distributed under public licence
> > (unprotected by copyright laws), is growing worldwide.
> 
> As we all know this is incorrect, but it's a minor error :)

I don't think a lawyer would agree.  I certainly don't.   This is a
major error of fact, and not one I would expect to see in a quality
publication.  The editor can be contacted at:

brweditor@...

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	Andrew
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Andrew Donnellan | 4 Sep 10:58 2006
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On 9/4/06, Andrew Pam <xanni@...> wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-09-04 at 17:30 +1000, Andrew Donnellan wrote:
>
> > > Use of open-source software, which is distributed under public licence
> > > (unprotected by copyright laws), is growing worldwide.
> >
> > As we all know this is incorrect, but it's a minor error :)
>
> I don't think a lawyer would agree.  I certainly don't.   This is a
> major error of fact, and not one I would expect to see in a quality
> publication.  The editor can be contacted at:

Minor in a different way; ie. a major error of fact, but it doesn't
really affect the main message of the article. It's also an often made
error by ill-informed journalists; we can't be too harsh on them :)

andrew

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James Purser | 4 Sep 12:19 2006

Re: A speech by AG Ruddock "No Fair Use For You!"

On Mon, 2006-09-04 at 19:40 +1000, Nathan Bailey wrote:
> How do you know about "no rewind"? (or is this a reference to not  
> being able to watch a taped show twice?)

That is essentially what they have been talking about. In essence you
would be able to record a programme off Free To Air, and then legally
you could only watch it once - without rewinding to see bits again.

Heres a good summary:

http://www.apcstart.com/site/pdockrill/2006/05/67/australian-govt-enacts-bizarre-copyright-law

> I'd like to know what the *specific* things we expect this would mean  
> are so I can write about it.
> 
> eg. presumably by excluding Fair Use, the Attorney General is  
> implicitly saying that it would likely be illegal to make (or have?)  
> a viewer that allowed you to fast forward "compulsory" bits (eg. the  
> trailers and warnings at the start).
> 
> What other "normal" / "useful" things would one not be able to do?
> 

This is where the devil is going to be in the detail. We haven't seen
the final draft as yet, but IMHO I don't think we are going to get what
we are asking for.

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Morgan Storey | 3 Sep 23:36 2006

Re: Software Freedom Day on JJJ's HACK

Very well done, used to listen to this when I had more time, ask them if 
they can make it downloadable, or can you tell us what time the segment 
is on so we can all tune in.

Pia Waugh wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I've lined up an interview with JJJ for their afternoon HACK program to talk
> about Software Freedom Day in Australia and around the world. ROCK!  This
> will likely happen mid to late next week, and will hopefully get a lot more
> people along to our events all over Australia! Please make sure your team
> wikis on the SFD site are up to date including location details and the like
> so that when the interview goes live, people in your area can find you.
>
> I'll keep you all updated.
>
> Cheers,
> Pia
>
>   

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