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Video and Transcripts of GPLv3 Event Now Online 19

H4x0r Jim Duggan writes "When Free Software Foundation Europe organised the recent GPLv3 conference in Barcelona, they recorded the whole two days on video, and have now put online the video and audio recordings. There's also a transcript of Richard Stallman's presentation, and of Eben Moglen's presentation, both of which include the Q&A sessions. The videos are all available by BitTorrent, so a slashdotting should be okay. Enjoy!"
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Video and Transcripts of GPLv3 Event Now Online

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  • by Anonymous Coward
  • there video of Stallman throwing a chair?
  • by dhasenan (758719) on Thursday July 13, 2006 @02:57PM (#15714412)
    Richard Stallman said: "The GNU Emacs General Public License said all modified versions must be under the GNU Emacs General Public License. The GCC General Public Licence said all modified versions must be under the GCC General Public License. What if you wanted to merge Emacs and GCC?"

    It would be in line with the core philosophy of Emacs, I admit, but oh, the horrors.
  • I don't have time to listen to the recordings yet, but I hope that they answer my concerns about the GNU GPL vs. DRM and why they think it's worth/needed to exclude software for DRM uses from the license. Some people argue that DRM has it's uses, some argue that it's a great danger to free software. I'm curious what the FSF guys have to say about DRM.
    • The GPL v3 does not exclude DRM, what it basicly says is that someone releasing code under GPL v3 is aggreeing not to sue under DMCA or similar laws if someone takes the GPL v3 code and figures out how it works (e.g. protected media content).
  • sad day (Score:3, Insightful)

    by sTeF (8952) on Friday July 14, 2006 @05:11AM (#15717589) Homepage Journal
    i think this story demands a lot more comments than these few. this is history in progress (11 comments so far from posting, till my comment). the next gpl should and will hopefully revolutionize IT.

    i understand that the transcripts are long, as well as the recordings. but for god sake, please these are the guys who will regulate some of our future.

    btw i think that the ideas presented, and the process leading up to the next gpl are really fascinating. READ IT NOW!
    • please help (Score:3, Informative)

      I'm glad you think these should be widely read or listened to. I've emailed all the mailing lists I'm on, and have submitted it to news sites such as slashdot. Please also spread these URLs around as much as possible. Thanks.
      • i'm actually thinking of burning the recordings to cd/dvd and make it mandatory for all my friends to view them :)
    • by poptones (653660)
      I don't know if this would be good viewing material for someone not familiar with the bigger picture. Stalman comes across at times as a complete dick in this video. His contributions have been great, but between his demeanor and his appearance, he completely sucks as an advocate.

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