Rhinos, Telecom, Four Freedoms, and Being Offended

TIK TEK TOE, episode 004. Today, Marcel and Evan vote early, but not often, talk strange politics, whine about telecom charges, consider open Internet, discuss the Four Freedoms, software licenses, DUNE, George Carlin, and Dave Chapelle. 

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Links From the Show

Canada’s Rhino Party

Aaron Swartz

Starlink satellite system by SpaceX

Open Internet

Intelligent City Awards

Whatever happened to free city wifi?

God Emperor of Dune

Can an Open Source Programmer decide how their software is used?

The “Hippocratic” License

The Four Freedoms (of Free Software)

A program is “free software” if the program’s users have the four essential freedoms:

1: The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose.
2: The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as you wish. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
3: The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor.
4: The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others. By doing this you can give the whole community a chance to benefit from your changes. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

If software is licensed in a way that does not provide these 4 freedoms, then it is categorized as nonfree or proprietary.

Who wrote OpenSSL?

Dave Chapelle, “Sticks and Stones”

George Carlin, People who should be killed.

The Mikado