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Episode 5 of Open Season: Radiohead, patent trolls, Steve Ballmer's acquisition binge, etc.

Episode 5 of Open Season. More open-source snarkerie than you can shake a stick at.

Episode Five of The Register's Open Season podcast series is up, and it was particularly fun this time. Among other things, we analyze:

  • The real price of Radiohead's In Rainbow's;
  • Steve Ballmer's acquisitive ways and what they mean for open source;
  • Whether Mark Shuttleworth is right in arguing that the Linux desktop isn't a desktop at all;
  • Sun's open-source moves;
  • Acacia and its trolling ways;
  • And much, much more.

Listen and enjoy.

Oh, and while you're at it, can someone please explain why O'Reilly is banning The Register from its events? It seems like bad form to me.