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TechBytes Coming Back Shortly

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.

Recent Techrights' Posts

The Myth of an Aging (or Dying) GNU/Linux Leadership
Self-fulfilling prophecies as a tactic?
There's Nothing "Funny" About Attacking Free Speech and Software Freedom
persistent focus on the principal issues is very important
GNU/Linux Adoption in Africa, a Passageway Towards Freedom From Neo-Colonialism
Digi(tal)-Colonialism and/or Techolonialism are a thing. Can Africa flee the trap?
Shooting the Messenger Using Bribes and Secrecy Bonds
We seem to live in a world where accountability for the rich and well-connected barely exists anymore
Links 06/12/2023: Many More December Layoffs
Links for the day
IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, December 05, 2023
IRC logs for Tuesday, December 05, 2023
PipeWire 1.0: Linux audio comes of age
Once upon a time, serious audio users like musicians and audio engineers had real trouble with Linux
This is How 'Linux' Foundation Presents Linux to the World
Right now it even picks Windows over Linux in some cases
Links 05/12/2023: Microsoft's Chatbot as Health Hazard
Links for the day
Professor Eben Moglen Explained How Software Patent Threats Had Changed Around 2014 (Alice Case) and What Would Happen Till 2025
clip aged reasonably well
CNN Contributes to Demolition of the Open Web
Reprinted with permission from Ryan Farmer
Eben Moglen on Encryption and Anonymity
The alternate net we need, and how we can build it ourselves
Yet More Microsofters Inside the Board of Mozilla (Which Has Just Outsourced Firefox Development to Microsoft's Proprietary Prison)
Do you want a browser controlled (and spied on) by such a company?
IRC Proceedings: Monday, December 04, 2023
IRC logs for Monday, December 04, 2023
GNU/Linux Now Exceeds 3.6% Market Share on Desktops/Laptops, According to statCounter
things have changed for Windows in China
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news
Links 05/12/2023: Debt Brake in Germany and Layoffs at Condé Nast (Reddit, Wired, Ars Technica and More)
Links for the day
[Meme] Social Control Media Giants Shaping Debates on BSDs and GNU/Linux
listening to random people in Social Control Media
Reddit (Condé Nast), Which Has Another Round of Layoffs This Month, Incited People Against GNU/Linux Users (Divide and Rule, It's 2003 All Over Again!)
Does somebody (perhaps a third party) fan the flames?
Who Will Hold the Open Source Initiative (OSI) Accountable for Taking Bribes From Microsoft and Selling Out to Enable/Endorse Massive Copyright Infringement?
it does Microsoft advocacy
Using Gemini to Moan About Linux and Spread .NET
Toxic, acidic post in Gemini
Web Monopolist, Google, 'Pulls a Microsoft' by Hijacking/Overriding the Name of Competitor and Alternative to the Web
Gulag 'hijacking' 'Gemini'
Links 04/12/2023: Mass Layoffs at Spotify (Debt, Losses, Bubble) Once Again
Links for the day
ChatGPT Hype/Vapourware (and 'Bing') Has Failed, Google Maintains Dominance in Search
a growing mountain of debt and crises
[Meme] Every Real Paralegal Knows This
how copyright law works
Forging IRC Logs and Impersonating Professors: the Lengths to Which Anti-Free Software Militants Would Go
Impersonating people in IRC, too
IRC Proceedings: Sunday, December 03, 2023
IRC logs for Sunday, December 03, 2023
GNU/Linux Popularity Surging, So Why Did MakeUseOf Quit Covering It About 10 Days Ago?
It's particularly sad because some of the best articles about GNU/Linux came from that site, both technical articles and advocacy-centric pieces
Links 04/12/2023: COVID-19 Data Misused Again, Anti-Consumerism Activism
Links for the day