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Welcome to a LISTen special! First up we hear from Brenda Chawner of the School of Information Management at VUW about Software Freedom Day in Wellington. After that we discuss some pending legislation relative to newspapers in the United States.
Profile America's script
Bio page on Brenda Chawner
IRS 501(c)(3) compliance guide
WKSU reporting on remarks by Dennis Kucinich
Journal Register News Service piece on Newspaper Revitalization Bill
Software Freedom Day in New Zealand
The news stories this week are not that major. This happens when the national debate on health care reform sucks the oxygen out of the arena. The podcast brings a headlines service this week of things you might have missed.
Later this week there is planned to be a special episode in the aftermath of Software Freedom Day.
Script of the Profile America piece
Blog post by Room of Infinite Diligence on TANSTAAFL
Professor Adler on USA Patriot Act Renewal
Reuters on FCC & Net Neutrality
Royal College of Psychiatrists against "thinspiration" sites
The Register on Botnet Clean Up
Zack Whittaker on whether or not Internet filtering does more harm than good
Dent on Identi.ca by Fabian about gPodder
News post at gPodder on the new version
Daily Telegraph on atheists having more success in online dating
I rarely, if ever, get to write about government documents. This is one of those times.
I intended to have a reading of the President's proclamation for Patriot Day (that is to say, 9-11) for release via the podcast feed. In the past the White House of Bush The Younger had such proclamations released in the Federal Register before the day of the holiday with the exception of 2004-2006. The press office did release the 2004 text before the holiday, though, as can be seen here. For President Obama's first Patriot Day proclamation, I can only find such this morning in the Federal Register although the website was found to have such after one heckuva non-obvious route searching.
Even though the Federal Register is in fact the official source for proclamations, sometimes the White House web site is a useful unofficial source. Unfortunately that is not the case in this instance. There is a page for proclamations and executive orders but as I write it has not been updated since June 23, 2009.
The Office of the Federal Register is helpful in providing time stamps for when documents are filed. Typically in the text-only view online such is found at the end of the file. The past few years of proclamations, for your reading enjoyment, include:
If a proclamation is signed but nobody knows about it, does it really matter?
This week we've got news briefs and talk about the joys of public agency finance. Do you know what a carry-over balance is? Do you know why it matters whether or not your agency has one? Free Library of Philadelphia seems to be a textbook case come to life. We briefly touch upon why in this episode.
Profile America transcript
Software Freedom Day
Dan Lynch talking about Software Freedom Day in Manchester
Music CD Image Prepared By Dan Lynch
Release announcement for Linux Mint 7 Xfce
BBC on Facebook Lite
Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter on Ubuntu Screencasting
Episode 1 of 3 in the Ubuntu Screencasting series by Alan Pope
Reuters on the call by Rick Boucher to loosen broadband grant rules
"Dear Internet Guy" -- J. Philip Murphy
USAToday & ProPublica on stabilization funds
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Erie Looking Productions
This week's podcast is brief in recognition of the Labor Day holiday in the United States and an unanticipated document dump. Some discussion of telecommunications issues that could adversely impact libraries was presented in addition to relaying a notable item from the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter.
8:46 minutes (8 MB)
LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast -- Episode #85 by Stephen Michael Kellat is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at wiki.ubuntu.com.
Notwithstanding Monday being a holiday in the United States of America, there will be an episode of LISTen: An LISNews.org Podcast released that day. It is strongly advised to hear LISTen #84 beforehand as it covers background material on radio frequency spectrum in its Kindle discussion that will relate to #85 in the anticipated discussion on broadband planning. These are fairly wonkish technical issues that we are trying to explain as simply as possible due to the impending impact on professional practice in libraries.
This week's episode has an oblique reference to Gilligan's Island in it. First up is a discussion of the intricacies of the ITU regulatory processes on the planetary scale. After that is a Linux news brief. Following on the Linux news brief, a discussion of an angle to net neutrality arises. The episode wraps up with a call for submissions.
Remember, the following addressing works for sending submissions on physical media:
2348 Dewey Road
Ashtabula, OH 44004-9656
United States of America
Script to the episode of Profile America aired
PC World on the Sony Reader
Article discussing Ericsson managing Sprint's network
International Telecommunications Union history
47 CFR 2.106
CIA World Factbook page on Iraq
"Spectrum Allocation, Assignment and Enforcement"
Slackware 13 Release Announcement
openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 6 Release Announcement
New York Times on Net Neutrality
Using & managing UUCP by Ed Ravin
UNIX Shell Providers listing
The Linux Outlaws
This episode is a short one. It has been another slow news week with few noteworthy items. The top stories of the past week and a couple briefs are presented in this example of brevity.
Jessamyn on SxSW
Erie Looking Productions submission to SxSW
Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #156
Daniel Holbach: "Computers without internet are no fun"
The Associated Press: "World economy on rebound, but future uncertain"
Sampling from the Living Wage Calculator