Software patents are evil, but BSD+Patents is probably not the solution

TL;DR: I discuss my perspective in the recent BSD+Patents episode with
Facebook Open Source.
Patents and Open Source
Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer
Many open source software (OSS) projects led by industry giants use the Apache
License 2.0 (henceforth the ASL2.0), compared with the MIT or BSD licenses
which also enjoy popularity amongst many other OSS projects.

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Podcast Special Episode 2 – The Future of AI with Dr. Ed Felten

In this audio-only Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Special Episode, I interview Dr. Ed Felten, Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer, about the Future of Artificial Intelligence (from The White House!).
You can stream or download the audio at this link (download by right-clicking on the player and choosing “Save As”), or listen to it in podcast players like iTunes and Stitcher.

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Becoming a Data Scientist Podcast Episode 15: David Meza

David Meza is Chief Knowledge Architect at NASA, and talks to Renee in this episode about his educational background, his early work at NASA, and examples of his work with multidisciplinary teams. He also describes a project involving a graph database that improved search capabilities so NASA engineers could more easily find “lessons learned”.

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Becoming a Data Scientist Episode 17: Andrew Therriault

In the first episode of the Becoming a Data Scientist podcast recorded in front of a live audience, Renee interviews Andrew Therriault – formerly the Director of Data Science for the Democratic National Committee & Chief Data Officer for the City of Boston, and currently Data Science Manager at Facebook – about how he learned data science, what advice he has for people who want to learn data s

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