Sept 2, 2003
Well for the first time in over 5 years I've screwed up and didn't get an archive of tonights show recorded. If anyone happened to record it, please contact kevin AT


Tonight Live: The "Dark Side" & Oh Please Mr. Sontag (SCO)>> on The Linux Show!!
Tonight Live: On The Linux Show!!
Tuesday, September 2nd, 2003
from Chicago IL
Tonight LIVE on

At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Arne Flones, Doc Searls, Russ Pavlicek AND Jeff Gerhardt are all back live tonight. We have a lively show lined up for tonight with an interesting twist.

Segment One- The News. We will cover THE HOT NEWS of the week and the expo. Tonight on the news: SCO cluelessness, lots on Microsoft, Consumer Electornics news, and several views from outside the community.

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Segment Two- "Freedom's Dark Side- The iron fist, the invisible hand, and the battle for the soul of open source.- A view from outside the community.

Tonight we will have a conversation with Bruce Sterling , noted author and journalist to discuss his recent article at Wired Freedom's Dark Side; and will discuss the view of the oepn source community from the outside looking in.

Bruce Sterling is an author, journalist, editor, and critic; was born in 1954. He has written eight science fiction novels and three short story collections. He edited the anthology MIRRORSHADES, the definitive document of the cyberpunk movement. He also wrote the nonfiction books THE HACKER CRACKDOWN: LAW AND DISORDER ON THE ELECTRONIC FRONTIER (1992) and TOMORROW NOW: ENVISIONING THE NEXT FIFTY YEARS (2003). He is a contributing editor of WIRED magazine.

He also writes a weblog and runs a website and Internet mailing list on the topic of environmental activism and postindustrial design. He has appeared in ABC's Nightline, BBC's The Late Show, CBC's Morningside, on MTV, and in the Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Fortune, Nature, The New York Times, and Der Spiegel.

He lives in Austin with his wife and two daughters.

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