Donating 7000 EUR from GPL enforcement to FoeBud e.V.
Sometimes as part of my GPL enforcement work, vendors will make donations
in order to settle things like a grace period, i.e. a time where they can still
sell their stock of already-produced gpl incompliant devices.
Recently, as part of such a settlement, I was able to get EUR7000 which have
been donated to FoeBud e.V., a registered
German charity fighting against privacy-invading technology use such as RFID,
and video surveillance. They hold the annual "Big Brother Awards" which give a
"prize" to those individuals and organizations that hurt privacy and data
protection most in that year.
Chaosradio 105: Embedded Systems
This month's Chaosradio show (held
today) will be looking into the plethora of embedded devices that are present
in todays world.
CCC "residents" will be Tim Pritlove and myself.
The main focus will be on consumer embedded systems, especially those running
free operating systems and those with good "hack value".
Some time ago, Jeremy Kerr wrote the patchwork program as a
means to track patches sent to mailing-lists (specifically netfilter-devel in our case).
I'm now using it more-or-less frequently and it has already uncovered a number
of patches that got lost otherwise. Therefore I consider it a very helpful tool. Hopefully reports of netfilter-devel being "a write-only mailing-list" will