August 8th, 2011
Met Police asks who is the real Topiary?, Google is shutting down their Labs, Emacs violates the GPL, flying drone snoops your wifi and GSM, CentOS wants to re-implement ksplice and Dan finally reviews Gnome 3 on Fedora 15
- Matthew Garrett talks about booting Linux with EFI
- OggCamp is coming up!
- OggCamp Sponsors: Bytemark, LUG.org.uk (Chris Procter), Bitfolk, Google, Canonical, Apress and media partner: Linux Format
- Keep an eye on our YouTube account
- Errata: We have some comments on our BitCoin episode from tante
0:20:48 Releases and News
- Scientific Linux 6.1
- Did the Met Police nab the wrong Topiary?
- Czech Pirate Party declares war on Big Content
- Google is shutting down their Labs project
- Emacs violates the GPL by accident
- Flying drone runs Linux and cracks your wifi
- CentOS might re-implement ksplice to thwart Oracle
- The Open Cloud Initiative launches
- Google open-sources LevelDB storage engine
Supporters: Anthony Fox, Evgeny Kuznetsov, Charles Thayer and flattr’ers!
- SK Keeper tells us about SAPO Codebits in Lisbon
- Bryson Kinder and SmokeyMaverick both referred us to an episode of This American Life about patent trolls, there’s also a forum thread if you want to discuss it
- Alexander Wilms says the Document Foundation has set up a survey in order to get to know what will be important for their UI redesign
- Xavier Sythe sent us a note about a petition he started to save Google Labs
- Simon Roberts sent us a link to a BBC news story about a new mobile OS in China
- Scott Morton says he thinks tablets are very expensive in Europe; apparently he got an Asus Eee Transformer in Canada
- Jose Blanca discussed Linux in bioinformatics with Fab
- Aaron Hamid sent us a link to an old Bill Gates email about Windows usability (link removed due to podcatchers being too stupid to parse a feed)
We had other emails from: Ahto Jussila, Reto, Navigium, Darren Walsh, Nigel Bird, Bruce, Robert, Gareins, Martin Danko, Henry Standing, Kostas, Daniel Vredenburg, Tom Sparrow, threexk, Matthew Smith, Kelly, K-Bear, @cheezespread, Tim in Southern California, Steve Smith and Michael Sandahl.