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Radio Reg Is there a connection between an alleged coke-addicted CEO with a prostitute lair and open source? You bet there is - on Open Season.

Episode 18 of our fine show kicked off with a look at ex-Broadcom chief Henry Nicholas and his current travails with the legal system. If you've yet to hear about this story, you're in for a treat. I mean, really, how can you pass up on a underground hooker bunker?

As usual, Matt Asay and Dave Rosenberg joined yours truly on the program. And we were also graced with the presence of Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation. Jim is tasked with keeping Tux fat and making sure that Linus Torvalds can afford new sandals. He also champions Linux non-stop, as you'll hear.

Away from the drugs and whores, we explored what it takes to make Steve Ballmer cry, the value of EnterpriseDB and Facebook's embrace of the CPAL license. We also hit - again, sigh - on how Google is killing our brain.

Dave chimed in with a bit of a scoop too. Apparently, Bill Gates let some lass from 23 and Me have it when she tried to draw a link between vaccines and autism. Touchy stuff, I know. But Bill loves his vaccines.

We attempted to stop Zemlin from doing a Linux commercial and failed - miserably.

It should be noted that this show is a tad dated, which is my fault. Busy week. Also, I messed up and called it Episode 17 when it's really 18. I doubt any of you will notice, but there it is.

Now on with the show.

Open Season - Episode 18

The faithful can grab the Ogg Vorbis file here, those plagued by low-bandwidth can catch a smaller, crappier quality show here and those of you with macho-sized bandwidth can get the big daddy here.

You can subscribe to the show on iTunes here or grab the Arse feed here.

Show notes

  • Drugs, hookers and chips - Broadcom indictment
  • Ballmer and Gates clash helped make the world a better place
  • Jim goes on Linux Foundation tirade
  • Does anyone know how much Torvalds gets paid
  • Red Hat Exchange no longer an Exchange
  • EnterpriseDB scores Red Hat dude
  • Facebook does CPAL
  • Nick Carr says Google is eating our brains

Thanks for your ears. ®

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