LugRadio Live USA 2008
21st April 2008: Season 5 Episode 16 : 56.27
- Screw you, stupid users (hurriedly retitled to account for children in the audience): is there a point at which it's reasonable to say that software cannot be simplified further and that if some users can't grasp it, it's just not for them? Can free software meet every user's need -- can any software meet every user's need? Or is it reasonable to say that some people are just not suited for computers? (2.30) [Discuss this segment in the LugRadio forums]
- Our chance to reward some of the people at LugRadio Live USA: the roflcopter award, a birthday for the youngest member, a Dice raffle, the best exhibition at LRL USA, the person who sent the most people to the show, Jorge Castro's Miguel de Icaza impression. and Kynan Dent from Google in a dress (17.33)
- Is American culture too litigious, and is this affecting the free software community's ability to do things in the USA? How the fear of falling foul of the legal framework affected the organisation of LugRadio Live, and comments from the audience about whether this is widespread and what we, as a community, can do about it (34.17) [Discuss this segment in the LugRadio forums]
A big thanks to our sponsors, Dice, LinuxQuestions, and Linux Pro Magazine, and a huge extra thanks to our main sponsor Google for making LugRadio Live USA happen! Thanks also to Mike Evans for all the brilliant design work done for the event; it looked great, and that's Mike's work.
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