May 29th, 2013
Episode 309 of 438 episodes
On this week's Byte: News: The Australian Government Information Management Office has decided to standardise its office documents to the Open Document format. Interesting developments in the world of software patenting: The New Zealand government has declared that a computer program is not an invention, and is not patentable. The US state of Vermont is legislating against software "patent trolls". The German parliament has resolved that patents on software restricted developers' rights, and that software is best covered by copyrights rather than patents. Guests: Amanda Kelly, director of the St Kilda Village StripFest in August, which focuses on on bringing the arts into venues, and is using podcasts to tell stories about St Kilda. Get involved! Dominic Spill joins the team to discuss his work in open network security, and his projects Ubertooth and Daisho. AusCERT has released their findings on their internet census - some interesting and somewhat scary results. Presented by Vanessa Toholka, Ben Finney, and Kent Humphries. http://profiles.google.com/byteintoit http://twitter.com/byteintoit http://friendfeed.com/byteintoit
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