05.01.21

TechBytes Coming Back Shortly

Posted in Site News, TechBytes at 1:16 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: It may have been a very long time since we last recorded an episode of TechBytes, but we’re about to resume very soon

OVER the past few weeks we’ve reposted a number of old TechBytes videos (and sometimes audio too). Most were Richard Stallman interviews, a part of the TechBytes audiocast (we don’t say podcast) and videocast.

“On issues associated with outsourcing and centralisation stay tuned for future episodes of TechBytes.”I’ve just caught up with Tim, after many years of absence due to personal commitments and health reasons. We spoke for about 1.5 hours about topics we intend to cover and we’ll hopefully have the first episode in years ready for publication some time tomorrow. We’ll hopefully have more guests too (some time in the future). TechBytes never ended; it was just ‘on hold’ and the plan was to get back to it at some stage.

In unrelated news, my personal Twitter account, which was banned for my views on patents (it’s shocking, isn’t it?) was reinstated 24 hours ago after a scholar who focuses on patents wrote to Twitter’s CEO. It took only minutes since the message was sent and the account was magically reinstated. We’re glad to be backed by people who value our position on these matters. I didn’t even ask for this, as the reach-out to Twitter’s CEO was of their own volition. It worked. I don’t directly participate in Twitter; in fact I pretty much quit it a year ago, but it’s still OK to have copies of stuff appearing there for broader reach/audience. Some people refuse to read things outside of Social Control Media and the Free Software Foundation participates there also. Techrights itself doesn’t do Social Control Media and TechBytes has no presence there. On issues associated with outsourcing and centralisation stay tuned for future episodes of TechBytes. Tim has a lot of knowledge when it come to the law, so he’ll have many stories to tell.

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