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Interview with Colin J. Mills, organizer of KW Linuxfest - BobJonkman | 2017-03-07

After the KW Linuxfest on Saturday, 28 January 2017, Bob Jonkman and Colin J. Mills (HPR host cjm) sat down and talked about some of the organizational challenges in running an event, Colin's co-op program at Conestoga College, and anticipating another KW Linuxfest in 2018.

KW Linuxfest is at http://kwlinuxfest.ca/

KW Linuxfest 2017 was sponsored by Vehikl http://vehikl.com/

Kitchener Waterloo Linux User Group: http://kwlug.org

You can reach Colin J. Mills at kwlinuxfest.nospam@nospam.gmail.com


linux.conf.au 2017: First timers interviews - Clinton Roy | 2017-02-24

Clinton speaks to three linux.conf.au first timers for their take on the conference: York, Cat and Neeraj.


linux.conf.au 2017: Richard Jones - Clinton Roy | 2017-02-23

Clinton chats with Richard Jones, head of PyCon Australia 2016/17

We talk about PyCon Australia, and microPython.


linux.conf.au 2017: Hugh Blemmings - Clinton Roy | 2017-02-22

Clinton speaks with Hugh Blemmings, immediate past President of Linux Australia

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linux.conf.au 2017: Lilly Ryan - Clinton Roy | 2017-02-21

Coder Dojo


linux.conf.au 2017: Rusty Russell - Clinton Roy | 2017-02-20

CCAN https://ccodearchive.net/

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linux.conf.au 2017: Donna Benjamin - Clinton Roy | 2017-02-17


linux.conf.au 2017: Kathy Reid - Clinton Roy | 2017-02-16

Clinton interviews Kathy Reid, the new president of Linux Australia.

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linux.conf.au 2017: Russell Keith-Magee - Clinton Roy | 2017-02-15

I interview Russell Keith-Magee at linux.conf.au 2017 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

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FOSDEM 2017 H Building and the Hallway track - Ken Fallon | 2017-02-14

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Godot Engine

https://godotengine.org/

Godot is an advanced, feature-packed, multi-platform 2D and 3D open source game engine. Godot provides a huge set of common tools, so you can just focus on making your game without reinventing the wheel. Godot is completely free and open source under the very permissive MIT license. No strings attached, no royalties, nothing. Your game is yours, down to the last line of engine code.

Listen to the interview with Rémi Verschelde

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Software Freedom Conservancy

https://sfconservancy.org/

Software Freedom Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization incorporated in New York. Software Freedom Conservancy helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. Conservancy provides a non-profit home and infrastructure for FLOSS projects.

Listen to the interview with Bradley M. Kuhn

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BBC Open Source

http://www.bbc.co.uk/opensource/

The BBC has been using and contributing to open source projects for as long as we've had a website. This site brings together all the open source projects across the BBC with links to all our documentation and source code and information on how to get involved. Open source code used on public facing services, internal services and educational resources.

Listen to the interview with David Buckhurst

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WolfSSL

https://www.wolfssl.com/wolfSSL/Home.html

Embedded SSL/TLS Library for Applications, Devices, IoT, and the Cloud. Providing secure communication for IoT, smart grid, connected home, automobiles, routers, applications, games, IP, mobile phones, the cloud, and more.

Listen to the interview with Chris Conlon

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GrimoireLab

https://grimoirelab.github.io/

free, libre, open source tools for software development analytics.

Listen to the interview with Daniel Izquierdo Cortázar

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MySQL

https://www.mysql.com/

MySQL is the world's most popular open source database. With its proven performance, reliability and ease-of-use, MySQL has become the leading database choice for web-based applications, used by high profile web properties including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Yahoo! and many more. Oracle drives MySQL innovation, delivering new capabilities to power next generation web, cloud, mobile and embedded applications.

Listen to the interview with Mark Leith

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Kallithea

https://kallithea-scm.org/

Kallithea, a member project of Software Freedom Conservancy, is a GPLv3'd, Free Software source code management system that supports two leading version control systems, Mercurial and Git, and has a web interface that is easy to use for users and admins. You can install Kallithea on your own server and host repositories for the version control system of your choice.

Listen to the interview with Andrew Shadura

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World Privacy and Identity Association (WPIA)

https://wpia.club/en/

The World Privacy and Identity Association (WPIA) is anxious to transfer the human rights to protect one's privacy and identity into the cyber space. WPIA is going to foster political education, seek exchange with politicians, develop software, and operate a free certificate authority. Everything will be done to patronise and substain your digital rights. We make it happen for empowering the digital YOU!

Listen to the interview with Reinhard Mutz

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XMPP

http://xmpp.org/

XMPP is the open standard for messaging and presence. XMPP powers emerging technologies like IoT, WebRTC, and social. No one owns XMPP. It's free and open for everyone since 1999. It's a living standard. Engineers actively extend and improve it. Millions use XMPP software daily to connect to people and services.

Listen to the interview with Sam Whited

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Pulp

http://pulpproject.org/

Pulp is a platform for managing repositories of software packages and making it available to a large numbers of consumers. Pulp can locally mirror all or part of a repository, host your own software packages in repositories, and manage many types of content from multiple sources in one place.

Listen to the interview with Brian Bouterse

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SHA2017

https://sha2017.org/

SHA2017 is a non profit outdoor Hacker camp/conference taking place in The Netherlands from the 4th to 8th of August 2017. It is the successor of a string of similar events happening every four years. These are GHP, HEU, HIP, HAL, WTH, HAR and OHM. Similar events are EMF Camp 2016 in the UK, CCC Camp and congress in Germany. The location is the Scoutinglandgoed in Zeewolde, 55km east of Amsterdam.

Listen to the interview with Robin Edgar

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ManageIQ

http://manageiq.org/

ManageIQ is an open source management platform for Hybrid IT. It can manage small and large environments, and supports multiple technologies such as virtual machines, public clouds and containers. With ManageIQ you will be able to: Continuously discover the latest state of your environment. Implement self service for your end users. Enforce compliance across the environment. Optimize the performance and utilization of you environment.

Listen to the interview with Carol Chene

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FOSDEM 2017 AW Building - Ken Fallon | 2017-02-13

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coreboot

https://www.coreboot.org/

coreboot is a replacement for your BIOS / UEFI with a strong focus on boot speed, security and flexibility. It is designed to boot your operating system as fast as possible without any compromise to security, with no back doors, and without any cruft from the 80s. It was originally designed for large super-computers with thousands of nodes, but it will run on your desktop, headless internet server, laptop, tablet or your favorite IoT device.

Listen to the interview with Julian Laubstein

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GNU GRUB

https://www.gnu.org/software/grub/

GNU GRUB is a Multiboot boot loader. It was derived from GRUB, the GRand Unified Bootloader, which was originally designed and implemented by Erich Stefan Boleyn. Briefly, a boot loader is the first software program that runs when a computer starts. It is responsible for loading and transferring control to the operating system kernel software (such as the Hurd or Linux). The kernel, in turn, initializes the rest of the operating system (e.g. GNU).

Listen to the interview with Vladimir 'phcoder' Serbinenko / Daniel Kiper

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Olimex

https://www.olimex.com

Olimex Ltd is a leading provider for development tools and programmers for embedded market. The company has 25+ years experience in designing, prototyping and manufacturing printed circuit boards, sub-assemblies, and complete electronic products. We are established in 1991 in Plovdiv - the second largest city in Bulgaria. We have extensive knowledge in analog, digital, and microcontroller design, and we offer our own-designed development boards, programmers and emulators for rapid prototyping ARM, AVR, MSP430, MAXQ and PIC microcontrollers.

Listen to the interview with Tsvetan Usunov

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Automotive Grade Linux

https://www.automotivelinux.org/

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) is a Linux Foundation Workgroup dedicated to creating open source software solutions for automotive applications. Although the initial target for AGL is In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI) systems, additional use cases such as instrument clusters and telematics systems will eventually be supported. AGL has participants from the Automotive, Communications, and Semiconductor Industries and welcomes contributions from individual developers.

Listen to the interview with Jan-Simon Möller

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Ham radio

http://uba.be/en/home

Amateur radio is a hobby for people who like to talk using radio transmitters. Many people enjoy using amateur radio to talk to other amateur radio hobbyists in other countries. Amateur radio hobbyists also use their radio transmitters to get help in emergencies. Amateur radio is often called Ham Radio. Many people use their amateur radios for fun. People who use Amateur radio are often called amateur radio operators, hams or amateurs.

Listen to the interview with Kristoff Bonne

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CorteXlab

http://www.cortexlab.fr/

CorteXlab is a radio testbed based on Software Defined Radio (SDR) and comprised of 40 radio nodes that allow remote users to test their own radio algorithms. The architecture will be also opened to industry third party to deploy their own front-end (RF or UWB) or baseband systems to test and validate their developments.

Listen to the interview with Léonardo S. Cardoso

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OpenEmbedded

http://www.openembedded.org/

Welcome to OpenEmbedded, the build framework for embedded Linux. OpenEmbedded offers a best-in-class cross-compile environment. It allows developers to create a complete Linux Distribution for embedded systems.

Listen to the interview with Andreas Müller

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FOSDEM 2017 K (level 2 Stands 10 to 19) - Ken Fallon | 2017-02-10

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Open Smart Grid Platform

https://opensmartgridplatform.org/

The Open Smart Grid Platform allows you to monitor and control hardware in the public space. With several (generic) functions ready to use, the main benefits of the Open Smart Grid Platform are: scalability & high availability, high security, its generic design, and no vendor lock-in.

Listen to the interview with Sander Jansen

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Perl Programming Language

https://www.perl.org/

Perl 5 is a highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 29 years of development. Perl 5 runs on over 100 platforms from portables to mainframes and is suitable for both rapid prototyping and large scale development projects. "Perl" is a family of languages, "Perl 6" is part of the family, but it is a separate language which has its own development team. Its existence has no significant impact on the continuing development of "Perl 5".

Listen to the interview with Wendy G.A. van Dijk / Mark "shadowcat" Keating / Curtis "Ovid" Poe

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Coala

https://coala.io/

Linting and Fixing Code for All Languages

Listen to the interview with Sebastian Latacz / Lasse Schuirmann

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Linux From Scratch

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/

Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a type of a Linux installation and the name of a book written by Gerard Beekmans, among others. The book gives readers instructions on how to build a Linux system from source. Linux From Scratch is a way to install a working Linux system by building all components of it manually. This is a longer process than installing a pre-compiled Linux distribution. The advantages to this method are a compact, flexible and secure system and a greater understanding of the internal workings of the Linux-based operating systems.

Listen to the interview with Julien Lepiller

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Google Code-in

https://developers.google.com/open-source/gci/

Google Code-in is an annual programming competition hosted by Google Inc. that allows pre-university students to complete tasks specified by various, partnering open source organizations. Students that complete tasks win certificates and T-shirts. Each organization also selects two grand prize award winners who will earn a trip to Google's Headquarters located in Mountain View, CA.

Listen to the interview with Josh Simmons

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GSoC

https://developers.google.com/open-source/gsoc/

Spend your summer break writing code and learning about open source development while earning a stipend! Accepted students work with a mentor and become a part of the open source community. Many become lifetime open source developers! Google Summer of Code is open to post-secondary students, age 18 and older in most countries.

Listen to the interview with Josh Simmons

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Ultimaker

https://ultimaker.com/

Professional 3D printing made accessible. Accurate, consistent results - tailored to your business. Highly complex 3D prints, industrial-grade materials, maximum performance, and future-ready 3D printing experience. With ultimate accessibility.

Listen to the interview with Rodney Becker

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SOFA

https://www.sofa-framework.org/

Simulation Open Framework Architecture (SOFA) is an open source multiplatform framework primarily targeted at real-time physical simulation, with an emphasis on medical simulation. It is mostly intended for the research community to help develop new algorithms, but can also be used as an efficient prototyping tool or as a physics engine.

Listen to the interview with Hugo Talbot

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MuseScore

https://MuseScore.org

MuseScore is a company devoted to helping aspiring musicians in their journey to master the music they love. MuseScore offers free, open-source, powerful, and easy-to-use music notation software to create high-quality sheet music, with audio score playback for results that look and sound beautiful. MuseScore has also formed an online community where musicians can share their creations, privately or publicly, through downloads, embeddable widgets, or MuseScore's mobile apps, while also bringing additional social features to sheet music.

Listen to the interview with Nicolas Froment

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Matrix.org

https://matrix.org

Matrix.org is a non-profit open source initiative dedicated to creating and maintaining the Matrix open standard for decentralised communication, whose goal is to create an open and secure ecosystem for interoperable messaging, VoIP and IoT communication and history on the internet.

Listen to the interview with Matthew Hodgson

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FOSDEM 2017 K (level 2 Stands 1 to 9) - Ken Fallon | 2017-02-09

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Mozilla

https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/

Hi. We're Mozilla, the proudly non-profit champions of the Internet, helping to keep it healthy, open and accessible to all.

Listen to the interview with Ludovic Hirlimann

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diaspora

https://diasporafoundation.org/

diaspora* is a true network, with no central base. There are servers (called "pods") all over the world, each containing the data of those users who have chosen to register with it. These pods communicate with each other seamlessly, so that you can register with any pod and communicate freely with your contacts, wherever they are on the network.

Listen to the interview with Lukas Matt

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Apache Software Foundation

https://www.apache.org/

The mission of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is to provide software for the public good. We do this by providing services and support for many like-minded software project communities of individuals who choose to join the ASF.

Listen to the interview with Mechtilde Stehmaan

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OW2

https://www.ow2.org/bin/view/Main/

OW2 is an independent, global, open-source software community. The mission of OW2 is to a) promote the development of open-source middleware, generic business applications, cloud computing platforms and b) foster a vibrant community and business ecosystem. OW2 developments follow a flexible, component-based approach. These components range from specific software frameworks, protocols and applications through to integrated, service-oriented platforms.

Listen to the interview with Cedric Thomas

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Jenkins

https://jenkins.io/index.html

Jenkins is an open source automation server which enables developers around the world to reliably build, test, and deploy their software. Jenkins, originally founded in 2006 as "Hudson", is one of the leading automation servers available. Using an extensible, plugin-based architecture developers have created hundreds of plugins to adapt Jenkins to a multitude of build, test, and deployment automation workloads.

Listen to the interview with Robert Sandell

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Tiki

http://tiki.org/

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware or simply Tiki, originally known as TikiWiki, is a free and open source Wiki-based content management system and online office suite written primarily in PHP and distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) license. In addition to enabling websites and portals on the internet and on intranets and extranets, Tiki contains a number of collaboration features allowing it to operate as a Geospatial Content Management System (GeoCMS) and Groupware web application.

Listen to the interview with Alexander Mette

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XWiki

http://xwiki.org/

XWiki Enterprise is a professional wiki with enterprise features such as Blog, strong rights management, LDAP authentication, PDF export, full skining and more. It also includes an advanced Form and scripting engine making it a development environment for data-based applications. It has powerful extensibility features such as scripting in pages, plugins and a highly modular architecture.

Listen to the interview with Ludovic Dubost

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WikiSuite

http://wikisuite.org/Software

WikiSuite is especially suited to knowledge-centric organizations and offers most (80%+) of the data and information management features all organizations need

Listen to the interview with Marc Laporte

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OpenNMS

https://www.opennms.org

OpenNMS is a free and open-source enterprise grade network monitoring and network management platform. It is developed and supported by a community of user and developers as well as by the The OpenNMS Group, offering commercial services, training and support. The goal is for OpenNMS to be a truly distributed, scalable management application platform for all aspects of the FCAPS network management model while remaining 100% free and open source.

Listen to the interview with Tarus Balog

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Kolab

http://kolab.org/

The Kolab Groupware Solution offers Personal Information Management for deployments of any size. It runs on a Rasberry Pi and in clouds spread over multiple data centres. Kolab provides a secure, scalable and reliable collaboration server. Since it is Free Software, it is not only used by large companies and organisation, but also by many individuals who care about being in control of their personal information.Kolab is a free and open source groupware suite.

Listen to the interview with Christian Mollekopf

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Turris Omnia

https://omnia.turris.cz/en/

More than just a router. The open-source center of your home. Home router is necessary to connect you to the Internet but it is idle most of the time, just eating electricity. Why not use it for more tasks? With powerful hardware, Turris Omnia can handle gigabit traffic and still be able to do much more. You can use it as a home server, NAS, printserver and it even has a virtual server built-in.

Listen to the interview with Michal Hrušecký / Václav Zbránek

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soundtrap.io - Ken Fallon | 2016-11-25

Back in hpr1894 :: Interview with Davide Zilli and Dr Marianne Sinka of the HumBug Project, the topic of an open-source acoustic logger came up. Today Ken tracks down Prof. Alex Rogers from the Department of Computer Science at University of Oxford, to talk about the project.

The prototype device is based on the Silicon Labs Gecko processor range and provides a low-cost acoustic logger which can record uncompressed audio to an SD card at 48,000 samples per second. Onboard acoustic recognition algorithms allow the device to decide when and what to record, and allow the computation and storage of acoustic features and complexity indices, rather than raw waveforms.

  • EFM32 Gecko processor
  • WAV recordings to SD card
  • 48,000 samples per second
  • Powered by 3 x AAA batteries
  • Analog MEMS microphone
  • Measures just 50 x 38 x 12 mm
  • Configurable USB interface
  • Onboard real time clock
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http://soundtrap.io/


BarCamp Manchester part 3 - Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 | 2016-11-08

This is an interview with Alan O'Donohoe which I did at BarCamp Manchester. The links to his Twitter page and the Exa Foundation are as follows:


BarCamp Manchester part 2 - Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 | 2016-10-31

An Interview with Claire Dodd, the organiser of BarCamp Manchester

An Interview with Damion of Layershift Hosting, one of the sponsors of BarCamp Manchester


Apollo Guidance Computer - Ken Fallon | 2016-10-28

In this episode Ken chats with Francois Rautenbach who extracted the software from the Rope Memory modules of the long lost Apollo Guidance Computer used in Flight AS-202.

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An Interview with All About Code at Manchester BarCamp - Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 | 2016-10-20

This is a follow up interview with Joshua Lowe as he has been very busy developing further python tools for the Raspberry Pi

http://www.allaboutcode.co.uk/

The interview took place at BarCamp Manchester http://www.barcampmanchester.co.uk/ on the 24th September 2016 after he had done a talk about EduBlocks his new project for programming in Python and part of his Edupython project.

http://www.edupython.co.uk/

Josh will be at https://mozillafestival.org/ at the end of October and will be presenting his project again.


GNU Health - Dave Morriss | 2016-08-10

GNU Health

This is an interview with Dr Tom Kane and his student Euan Livingstone in Tom’s office at Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) on 2016-07-06.

Tom and Euan are investigating ways of running GNU Health for evaluation and demonstration purposes, using multiple Raspberry Pi systems and an Intel NUC. In particular they want to evaluate the conformity of interoperability (FHIR) standards, and are trying to build a reference implementation for decision makers who are procuring a Health and Hospital Information System.

In the interview Tom used some terminology that I have provided links for here and at the end:

I had forgotten where I’d seen Luis Falcón, originator of GNU Health, being interviewed. It was on FLOSS Weekly, as linked below.

The complete notes for this episode, with pictures of the equipment, are here.

Thanks to Tom and Euan for taking the time to talk to me.


Interview with a young hacker - Tony Hughes AKA TonyH1212 | 2016-06-20

The following interview is with a young member of the Maker Space and Raspberry Pi community here in the North West of the UK.

You can find more of Josh's work at:
http://allaboutcode.wix.com/home

Blackpool Makerspace and LUG
https://blackpoolmakerspace.wordpress.com/

Blackpool Raspberry Jam
http://blackpoolraspberryjam.co.uk/


Interview With An Android App Developer - sigflup | 2016-02-26

It's Christmas time and sigflup is spending time interviewing Dillon, who's an android developer.


FOSDEM 2016 AW Building and more - Ken Fallon | 2016-02-05

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FreeBSD Foundation

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The FreeBSD Foundation is a 501(c)(3), US based, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and building the FreeBSD Project and community worldwide. The Foundation gratefully accepts donations from individuals and businesses, using them to fund and manage projects, sponsor FreeBSD events, Developer Summits and provide travel grants to FreeBSD developers.
In addition, the Foundation represents the FreeBSD Project in executing contracts, license agreements, copyrights, trademarks, and other legal arrangements which require a recognized legal entity. The FreeBSD Foundation is entirely supported by donations. < The FreeBSD Foundation will support both the development and the popularization of FreeBSD, the world's best open source operating system.

Listen to the interview with Ed Maste, Director of Project Development

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Matrix

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Matrix is an open standard for decentralised persistent communication over IP. It provides simple HTTP APIs and open source reference implementations for securely distributing and persisting JSON over an open federation of servers. Matrix can be used for decentralised group chat, WebRTC signaling, Internet of Things data transfer, and anywhere you need a common data fabric to link together fragmented silos of communication. Our focus is on simplicity and security.

Listen to the interview with Oddvar Lovaas

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Brainduino Open Source Brain Computer Interface

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In the recent years, affordable Brain-Computer Interfaces are becoming more accessible for consumers. Applications range from controlling computers / machines, biofeedback and Quantified Self. At first sight, the current generation of commercial devices seem to be decent in their functionality, and various use cases are suggested. However, neurophysiological signal quality, as well as limitations of software and hardware hackability are among the greatest issues and hurdles towards advancement in user experience. This is why we started to work on Brain-Duino, an open-source brainwave amplifier shield for the Arduino and other microcontrollers. Brain-Duino is a high quality, low noise and affordable EEG / BCI for hackers, makers, researchers, artists and other enthusiasts.

Listen to the interview with Konrad Willi Döring

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Butterknife

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Butterknife is the last missing piece of the puzzle that makes Linux-based desktop OS deployment a breeze. Butterknife complements your Puppet or Salt infrastructure and reduces the time you spend setting up Linux-based desktop machines. Lauri developed Butterknife as part of his MSc thesis at KTH while preparing for deployment of 4000+ dual-boot desktops and laptops of Tallinn Education Board. Butterknife is released under MIT license, feel free to share and improve.

Listen to the interview with Lauri Võsandi

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pyhurdy meta-hurdy yocto project open embedded

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Eine Kliene Eingebettete Musik
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Replicating 12th Century Musical Instruments Using Embedded Linux

Listen to the interview with Beth 'pidge' Flanagan

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Coreboot and Flashrom

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coreboot is an extended firmware platform for delivering lightning fast and ultra secure boot experience on modern computers and embedded systems. As an Open Source project it provides auditability and helps regaining control over technology.
flashrom is a utility for identifying, reading, writing, verifying and erasing flash chips. It is designed to flash BIOS/EFI/coreboot/firmware/optionROM images on mainboards, network/graphics/storage controller cards, and various other programmer devices.

Listen to the interview with Carl-Daniel Hailfinger

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OpenEmbedded

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Welcome to OpenEmbedded, the build framework for embedded Linux. OpenEmbedded offers a best-in-class cross-compile environment. It allows developers to create a complete Linux Distribution for embedded systems.

Listen to the interview with Florian Boor

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PicoTCP

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picoTCP is the answer for a size, speed and feature conscious open source TCP/IP stack for embedded devices.
Each component of the stack is deployed in a separate module, allowing the user to select at compile time what needs to be included for any specific platform. This allows you to free up memory and resources, which are often mission-critical for a project.
The provided API's are small, well documented and give you access to the library facilities, both from the applications and from the device drivers. The library facilitates the integration with the surroundings and minimizes the time needed to combine the stack with existing code. The support required to port to a new architecture is reduced to a set of macros defined in a header file specific for the platform.

Listen to the interview with Toon Peters, Embedded Software Engineer at Intelligent Systems Belux by Altran

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PTXdist and Barebox

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What is the best way to build a Linux distribution for an embedded system in a reproducible way, caring about long term maintenance and small footprint? PTXdist is a GPL licensed build system for userlands, started by Pengutronix. It uses the Kconfig configuration system from the Linux kernel. Although PTXdist (without patches) still fits on one disc, a whole root filesystem can be built as easy as "ptxdist go".
barebox is a bootloader designed for embedded systems. It runs on a variety of architectures including x86, ARM, MIPS, PowerPC and others. barebox aims to be a versatile and flexible bootloader, not only for booting embedded Linux systems, but also for initial hardware bringup and development. barebox is highly configurable to be suitable as a full-featured development binary as well as for lean production systems. Just like busybox is the Swiss Army Knife for embedded Linux, barebox is the Swiss Army Knife for bare metal, hence the name.

Listen to the interview with Alexander Aring

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JavaCard Pro

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Java Card OpenPlatform (JCOP) is a smart card operating system for the Java Card platform developed by IBM Zürich Research Laboratory. On 31 January 2006 the development and support responsibilities transferred to the IBM Smart Card Technology team in Böblingen, Germany. Since July 2007 support and development activities for the JCOP operating system on NXP / Philips silicon are serviced by NXP Semiconductors.

Listen to the interview with Martin Paljak

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Knitting

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Listen to the interview with Siobhån Cottell

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Music By Fenster

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Track name : Free Software Song
Performer : Fenster
Recorded date : 2002
Copyright : Copyright (C) 2002, 
Fenster LLC. Verbatim copying of this entire recording is permitted in any medium, 
provided this notice is preserved. 
Performers: 
Paul Robinson (vocals), 
Roman Kravec (guitar), 
Ed D'Angelo (bass), 
Dave Newman (drums), 
Brian Yarbrough (trumpet), 
Tony Moore (trumpet). 

FOSDEM 2016 K building level 2 - Ken Fallon | 2016-02-04

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Mozilla

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At Mozilla, we’re a global community of technologists, thinkers and builders working together to keep the Internet alive and accessible, so people worldwide can be informed contributors and creators of the Web. We believe this act of human collaboration across an open platform is essential to individual growth and our collective future.
Mozilla is a free-software community, created in 1998 by members of Netscape. The Mozilla community uses, develops, spreads and supports Mozilla products, thereby promoting exclusively free software and open standards, with only minor exceptions. The community is supported institutionally by the Mozilla Foundation and its tax-paying subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation.
Mozilla produces many products such as the Firefox web browser, Thunderbird e-mail client, Firefox Mobile web browser, Firefox OS mobile operating system, Bugzilla bug tracking system and other projects.

Listen to the interview with Francisco Picolini, Community Events Manager

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Apache Software Foundation

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The mission of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) is to provide software for the public good. We do this by providing services and support for many like-minded software project communities of individuals who choose to join the ASF.

Listen to the interview with Lars Eilebrecht

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Jenkins

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In a nutshell, Jenkins is the leading open source automation server. Built with Java, it provides hundreds of plugins to support building, testing, deploying and automation for virtually any project.
Jenkins is an award-winning, cross-platform, continuous integration and continuous delivery application that increases your productivity. Use Jenkins to build and test your software projects continuously making it easier for developers to integrate changes to the project, and making it easier for users to obtain a fresh build. It also allows you to continuously deliver your software by providing powerful ways to define your build pipelines and integrating with a large number of testing and deployment technologies.

Listen to the interview with Kohsuke Kawaguchi

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XWiki

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XWiki Enterprise is a professional wiki with enterprise features such as Blog, strong rights management, LDAP authentication, PDF export, full skining and more. It also includes an advanced Form and scripting engine making it a development environment for data-based applications. It has powerful extensibility features such as scripting in pages, plugins and a highly modular architecture.
See the full feature list for more: http://enterprise.xwiki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Main/Features.

Listen to the interview with Anca Luca

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DokuWiki

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DokuWiki is a simple to use and highly versatile Open Source wiki software that doesn't require a database. It is loved by users for its clean and readable syntax. The ease of maintenance, backup and integration makes it an administrator's favorite. Built in access controls and authentication connectors make DokuWiki especially useful in the enterprise context and the large number of plugins contributed by its vibrant community allow for a broad range of use cases beyond a traditional wiki.

Listen to the interview with Michael Hamann

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Tiki

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Tiki is the Free / Libre / Open Source Web Application Platform with the most built-in features. Whatever feature you can imagine running in a browser window, chances are Tiki does it.
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware or simply Tiki, originally known as TikiWiki, is a free and open source Wiki-based content management system and online office suite written primarily in PHP and distributed under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) license. In addition to enabling websites and portals on the internet and on intranets and extranets, Tiki contains a number of collaboration features allowing it to operate as a Geospatial Content Management System (GeoCMS) and Groupware web application.

Listen to the interview with Jean-Marc Libs

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MediaWiki

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The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual, educational content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, a top-ten internet property.

Listen to the interview with Marius Hoch

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Linux from scratch

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Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a type of a Linux installation and the name of a book written by Gerard Beekmans, among others. The book gives readers instructions on how to build a Linux system from source. The book is available freely from the Linux From Scratch site and is currently in version 7.8.
Linux From Scratch is a way to install a working Linux system by building all components of it manually. This is, naturally, a longer process than installing a pre-compiled Linux distribution. According to the Linux From Scratch site, the advantages to this method are a compact, flexible and secure system and a greater understanding of the internal workings of the Linux-based operating systems.

Listen to the interview with Jean-Philippe Mengual

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Perl

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Powerful, stable, mature, portable
Perl 5 is a highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 27 years of development. Perl 5 runs on over 100 platforms from portables to mainframes and is suitable for both rapid prototyping and large scale development projects.
"Perl" is a family of languages, "Perl 6" is part of the family, but it is a separate language which has its own development team. Its existence has no significant impact on the continuing development of "Perl 5".

Listen to the interview with Wendy G.A. van Dijk, Mark "shadowcat" Keating, and Curtis "Ovid" Poe

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Barghest

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Coala

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A Language Independent Code Analysis Application. coala is an application that makes it very easy, writing analysis for any programming language or even arbitrary textual data. It is a useful abstraction that provides a convenient user interface and takes away a lot of common tasks from the algorithm developer, effectively making bare research available for production use.

Listen to the interview with Lasse Schuirmann

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Google Summer of Code

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The Google Summer of Code (GSoC) is an international annual program, first held from May to August 2005, in which Google awards stipends (of US$5,500, as of 2015) to all students who successfully complete a requested free and open-source software coding project during the summer. The program is open to students aged 18 or over – the closely related Google Code-In is intended for students under the age of 18.

Listen to the interview with Mary Radomile

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Ultimaker

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We wanted everyone to be able to enjoy the experience of making. Whether it was a cat dressed as an astronaut or a mechanical masterpiece. We set it as our goal to enable you to make those things. So we built a pioneering device that everyone could use and enjoy. We made it open source so everyone really could pitch in. And we started to grow.

Listen to the interview with Olliver Schinagl

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FOSDEM 2016 K building level 1 Group A - Ken Fallon | 2016-02-03

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Fedora

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The Fedora Project is a partnership of free software community members from around the globe. The Fedora Project builds open source software communities and produces a Linux distribution called "Fedora." The Fedora Project's mission is to lead the advancement of free and open source software and content as a collaborative community.

Listen to the interview with Jiří Eischmann

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openSUSE, formerly openSUSE Leap 42.1 and openSUSE Tumbleweed, is a international Linux project with different distributions sponsored by SUSE Linux GmbH and other companies. It is widely used throughout the world, particularly in Germany. The focus of its development is creating usable open-source tools for software developers and system administrators, while providing user-friendly desktops, and a feature-rich server environment.

Listen to the interview with Sarah Julia Kriesch

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This is the home of the illumos project, the open source fork of Sun's OpenSolaris. Launched in 2010, the project enjoys financial and technical support from several key companies which rely on the illumos kernel as the technological foundation for their own products, as well as the backing of a growing developer community.

Listen to the interview with Dan McDonald

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ownCloud

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Access, Sync and Share your data, under your control! ownCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to view, sync and share across devices easily, all under your control. ownCloud's open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage.

Listen to the interview with Jos Poortvliet, Community Manager/ Chief Geek Herder at ownCloud

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Enlightenment

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The original reason Enlightenment exists - The Window Manager. From here everything else spawned. This is really the flagship product, closely followed by EFL itself. The window manager is a lean, fast, modular and very extensible window manager for X11 and Linux. It is classed as a “desktop shell” providing the things you need to operate your desktop (or laptop), but is not a whole application suite. This covers launching applications, managing their windows and doing other system tasks like suspending, reboots, managing files etc.
We are moving towards Wayland as the base display system where Enlightenment is being worked on to become a full Wayland compositor on its own. This of course takes time and has its rough edges along the way, but we are not standing still, and one day will leave X11 behind.
Of course Enlightenment is built on top of EFL, using the libraries we wrote for it to do its UI as well as to run the entire compositor itself. This means that any improvements to EFL turn up in the compositor as well.
Enlightenment also is the Window Manager and Compositor for Tizen due in part to its efficiency and feature-set.

Listen to the interview with Philippe Caseiro

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Tizen

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Tizen is an open and flexible operating system built from the ground up to address the needs of all stakeholders of the mobile and connected device ecosystem, including device manufacturers, mobile operators, application developers and independent software vendors (ISVs). Tizen is developed by a community of developers, under open source governance, and is open to all members who wish to participate.

Listen to the interview with Pawel Wieczorek

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Kolab

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The Kolab Groupware Solution offers Personal Information Management for deployments of any size. It runs on a Rasberry Pi and in clouds spread over multiple data centres. Kolab provides a secure, scalable and reliable collaboration server. Since it is Free Software, it is not only used by large companies and organisation, but also by many individuals who care about being in control of their personal information.
Kolab is a free and open source groupware suite. It consists of the Kolab server and a wide variety of Kolab clients, including KDE PIM-Suite Kontact, Horde Webfrontend, Mozilla Thunderbird and Mozilla Lightning with SyncKolab extension and Microsoft Outlook with proprietary Kolab-Connector PlugIns.

Listen to the interview with Aaron Seigo

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KDE

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The KDE Community is an international technology team dedicated to creating a free and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform to easily build new applications upon. We have a strong focus on finding innovative solutions to old and new problems, creating a vibrant atmosphere open for experimentation.

Listen to the interview with Jonathan Riddell

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LibreOffice

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LibreOffice is the most widely used free open source office software. It is a community-driven project of The Document Foundation. LibreOffice is developed by professionals and by users, just like you, who believe in the principles of free software and in sharing their work with the world in a non-restrictive way. At the core of these principles is the promise of better-quality, highly-reliable and secure software that gives you greater flexibility at zero cost and no end-user lock-in. LibreOffice works natively with the Open Document Format, but also brings you support for by far the most file types for office-documents. It comes with support for over 80 languages and with a whole amount of other unique features to work with your texts, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings and data.

Listen to the interview with Italo Vignoli, Director Marketing and Communications

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FOSDEM 2016 K building level 1 Group B and C - Ken Fallon | 2016-02-02

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CAcert

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CAcert.org is a community driven Certificate Authority that issues certificates to the public at large for free. CAcert's goal is to promote awareness and education on computer security through the use of encryption, specifically with the X.509 family of standards. We have compiled a document base (Wiki) that has helpful hints and tips on setting up encryption with common software, and general information about Public Key Infrastructures (PKI). CAcert Inc. is a non-profit association, incorporated in New South Wales, Australia.

Listen to the interview with Reinhard Mutz Organisation Assurer

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DRLM

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DRLM (Disaster Recovery Linux Manager). DRLM is a Centralized Management Open Source solution for small-to-large Disaster Recovery implementations using ReaR. Is an easy-to-use software to manage your growing ReaR infrastructure. Is written in the bash language (like ReaR) and offers all needed tools to efficiently manage your GNU/Linux disaster recovery backups, reducing Disaster Recovery management costs. ReaR is great solution, but when we’re dealing with hundreds of systems, could be complex to manage well all ReaR deployments.
With DRLM you can, easily and centrally, deploy and manage ReaR installations for all your GNU/Linux systems in your DataCenter(s). DRLM is able to manage all required services (TFTP, DHCP-PXE, NFS, …) with no need of manual services configuration. Only with few easy commands, the users will be able to create, modify and delete ReaR clients and networks, providing an easy way to boot and recover your GNU/Linux systems through network with ReaR. Furthermore DRLM acts as a central scheduling system for all ReaR installations. Is able to start rear backups remotely and store the rescue-boot/backup in DR images easily managed by DRLM.
You can easily enable or disable the last or any previous backups to restore any client with a single command line. Currently DRLM supports PXE and NETFS(nfs) OUTPUT/BACKUP methods of ReaR, but the Development of DRLM non stops here, we are working on new 2.0 version with new features to improve performance, usability and more ReaR methods, in order to become, together with ReaR, the reference when talking about Disaster Recovery of GNU/Linux systems.

Listen to the interview with Ruben Carbonell Perez

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Gluster

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GlusterFS is a scalable network filesystem. Using common off-the-shelf hardware, you can create large, distributed storage solutions for media streaming, data analysis, and other data- and bandwidth-intensive tasks. GlusterFS is free and open source software.

Listen to the interview with Niels de Vos, and Humble Devassy Chirammal

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oVirt

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oVirt manages virtual machines, storage and virtualized networks. oVirt is a virtualization platform with an easy-to-use web interface. oVirt is powered by the Open Source you know - KVM on Linux.

Listen to the interview with Yaniv Kaul

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OpenVZ

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OpenVZ is a container-based virtualization for Linux. OpenVZ creates multiple secure, isolated Linux containers (otherwise known as VEs or VPSs) on a single physical server enabling better server utilization and ensuring that applications do not conflict. Each container performs and executes exactly like a stand-alone server; a container can be rebooted independently and have root access, users, IP addresses, memory, processes, files, applications, system libraries and configuration files.
OpenVZ is free open source software, available under GNU GPL.
OpenVZ is the basis of Virtuozzo, a virtualization solution offered by Virtuozzo company. Virtuozzo is optimized for hosters and offers hypervisor (VMs in addition to containers), distributed cloud storage, dedicated support, management tools, and easy installation.

Listen to the interview with Pavel Emelyanov

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FSFE

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Free Software Foundation Europe is a charity that empowers users to control technology. Software is deeply involved in all aspects of our lives; and it is important that this technology empowers rather than restricts us. Free Software gives everybody the rights to use, understand, adapt and share software. These rights help support other fundamental freedoms like freedom of speech, press and privacy.

Listen to the interview with Matthias Kirschner

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ReactOS

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ReactOS® is a free open source operating system based on the best design principles found in the Windows NT® architecture (Windows versions such as Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 are built on Windows NT architecture). Written completely from scratch, ReactOS is not a Linux based system, and shares none of the UNIX architecture. The main goal of the ReactOS® project is to provide an operating system which is binary compatible with Windows. This will allow your Windows® applications and drivers to run as they would on your Windows system. Additionally, the look and feel of the Windows operating system is used, such that people accustomed to the familiar user interface of Windows® would find using ReactOS straightforward. The ultimate goal of ReactOS® is to allow you to use it as alternative to Windows® without the need to change software you are used to.

Listen to the interview with Hermès Bélusca-Maïto

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BAREOS - Backup Archiving Recovery Open Sourced

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Bareos is a 100% open source fork of the backup project from bacula.org. The fork is in development since late 2010, it has a lot of new features. The source has been published on github, licensed AGPLv3.

Listen to the interview with Daniel Neuberger

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Debian

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The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system that we have created is called Debian. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. At the core of an operating system is the kernel. The kernel is the most fundamental program on the computer and does all the basic housekeeping and lets you start other programs. Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.

Listen to the interview with Sebastiaan Couwenberg

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PostgreSQL

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PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. It runs on all major operating systems, including Linux, UNIX (AIX, BSD, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, Tru64), and Windows. It is fully ACID compliant, has full support for foreign keys, joins, views, triggers, and stored procedures (in multiple languages). It includes most SQL:2008 data types, including INTEGER, NUMERIC, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, DATE, INTERVAL, and TIMESTAMP. It also supports storage of binary large objects, including pictures, sounds, or video. It has native programming interfaces for C/C++, Java, .Net, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl, ODBC, among others, and exceptional documentation.

Listen to the interview with Christoph Berg

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OpenMandriva

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We are a 100% community-driven association that believes in the values of free software & collaboration. We fight to protect these values and promote solutions anyone can use, change and distribute. OpenMandriva believes in creating, improving, promoting and distributing free software in general, and its projects in particular. We also crave for promoting free exchange of knowledge and equality of opportunity in software access and development, as well as in education, science and research. Our products are developed with passion by the community and aim to be flexible in use by all.

OpenMandriva represents the paradigm: from community to community, with passion, fun and dedication.

Listen to the interview with Colin Close, President OpenMandriva

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Mageia

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Mageia is a GNU/Linux-based, Free Software operating system. It is a community project, supported by a nonprofit organisation of elected contributors. Our mission: to build great tools for people.

Listen to the interview with Chris Denice (eatdirt)

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Gentoo is a free operating system based on either Linux or FreeBSD that can be automatically optimized and customized for just about any application or need. Extreme configurability, performance and a top-notch user and developer community are all hallmarks of the Gentoo experience.
Thanks to a technology called Portage, Gentoo can become an ideal secure server, development workstation, professional desktop, gaming system, embedded solution or something else—whatever you need it to be. Because of its near-unlimited adaptability, we call Gentoo a metadistribution.
Of course, Gentoo is more than just the software it provides. It is a community built around a distribution which is driven by more than 300 developers and thousands of users. The distribution project provides the means for the users to enjoy Gentoo: documentation, infrastructure, release engineering, software porting, quality assurance, security followup, hardening and more.
To advise on and help with Gentoo's global development, a 7-member council is elected on a yearly basis which decides on global issues, policies and advancements in the Gentoo project.

Listen to the interview with Kristian Fiskerstrand

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Klaatu talks to Cloudera about Hadoop and Big Data - klaatu | 2016-01-05

Cloudera delivers the modern platform for data management and analytics. We provide the world’s fastest, easiest, and most secure Apache Hadoop platform to help you solve your most challenging business problems with data.

http://www.cloudera.com/
https://hadoop.apache.org/


Klaatu interviews Grafana - klaatu | 2015-12-29

Grafana provides a powerful and elegant way to create, explore, and share dashboards and data with your team and the world.

Grafana is most commonly used for visualizing time series data for Internet infrastructure and application analytics but many use it in other domains including industrial sensors, home automation, weather, and process control.

http://grafana.org


Ansible Interview - klaatu | 2015-12-22

Klaatu talks to Ansible at All Things Open conference.


Klaatu and System76 - klaatu | 2015-12-16

Klaatu interviews Sam about kjd newest line of System76 computers, now with an all metal body! (the computers, not Klaatu, or Sam)

https://system76.com/


DerbyCon Interview with Paul Koblitz - Xoke | 2015-12-10

Xoke interviews Paul Koblitz (@ph4que), Senior Security Consultant at TrustedSec focusing on physical penetration. Also in the shownotes is a template for a 'loid' which Paul discusses in the interview as his favourite tool.


DerbyCon Interview with Dave Kennedy - Xoke | 2015-12-09

David Kennedy (ReL1K) is a security ninja and penetration tester that likes to write code, break things, and develop exploits. Dave is a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for a Fortune 1000. Dave is on the Back|Track and Exploit-Database development team and a core member of the Social-Engineer podcast and framework. David continues to contribute to a variety of open-source projects. David had the privilege in speaking at some of the nations largest conferences on a number of occasions including BlackHat, Defcon and Shmoocon. David is the creator of the Social-Engineer Toolkit (SET), Fast-Track, modules/attacks for Metasploit, and has released a number of public exploits. David heavily co-authored the Metasploit Unleashed course available online and has a number of security related white-papers in the field of exploitation. David has a book soon to be released in June from NoStarch Press, “Metasploit: A Penetration Testers Guide”. David is one of the founders of DerbyCon, a hacker con located in Louisville, Kentucky. Lastly, David worked for three letter agencies during his U.S Marine Corp career in the intelligence field specializing in red teaming and computer forensics.

https://www.derbycon.com/talks-2011/


OpenSource.com - klaatu | 2015-12-08

Klaatu interviews Rikki Endsley from http://opensource.com, a community-driven website covering news and events in the open source world. Klaatu sometimes contributes to http://opensource.com, so this interview is tainted and biased. Beware!


OpenNMS at All Things Open Conference - klaatu | 2015-12-01

Klaatu talks to Jessie the OpenNMS project at the All Things Open Conference.


Charlie Reisinger and Penn Manor - klaatu | 2015-11-24

Klaatu interviews Charlie Reisinger about how Penn Manor school district uses of open source...on every student's laptop.


FiftyOneFifty interviews Chris Waid of Save WiFi - FiftyOneFifty | 2015-09-18

The Save WiFi program has been instituted to combat the greatest threat the open source movement has faced from government over regulation. If you have listened to LinuxLUGCast.com, The Linux Link Tech Show, Linux for the Rest od US,or HPR recently, you may already be aware that recent decisions by the FCC have already forced router manufactures to lock down their equipment against the installation of non factory firmware. My guest, Chris Waid, CEO of Think Penguin and a leader in the Save WiFi project, joins me to explain how Linux on the desktop may also become subject to FCC regulation. As manufacturers incorporate more Software Defined Radio into PC's, the FCC may feel it has no choice but to lock down (or lock out), not only open source software, but any software that is not pre vetted and pre certified, even on proprietery OS's.

Right now, there is a narrow window where the FCC has invited comment from the public, and Hacker Public Radio invites all our listeners to add their voices against this ill advised course of action.

There is one small saving grace. Kevin Wisher found an Ars Technica article where an unnamed FFC spokesman seems to be saying locking open source firmware out of routers was not the intended consequence (even though Open-WRT was mentioned by name in the updated rules). I think the FCC might prefer manuafacturers avoid incorporating radio hardware that is so easily manipulated: http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/09/fcc-accused-of-locking-down-wi-fi-routers-but-the-truth-is-a-bit-murkier/

I want to give special thanks to Chris Waid for going above and beyond for recording our conversation because I was having ISP problems. I want to appologize in advance for any audio problems, I was way low and had to fix it in post.


Kansas Linux Fest 2015, March 21-22, Lawrence KS, Interview 2 of 2 - FiftyOneFifty | 2015-07-29

Ryan Sipes: KLF Organizer; Systems Administrator, Northeast Kansas Library System; Organizer of Lawrence (KS) Linux User Group; with Ikey Doherty, Ryan is a developer for Solus (formerly Evolve OS); a contributor to Vulcan text editor, written in Vala (Ryan's KLF talk, "How to Write a GTK/Gnome Application", was pretty much a tutorial in Vala)

Ryan's projects and employer

KLF related interviews with Ryan Sipes

Evolve OS related interviews

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Kansas Linux Fest 2015, March 21-22, Lawrence KS, Interview 1 of 2 - FiftyOneFifty | 2015-07-24

From the LAMP Stack break-fix competition, to the breakfast buffet they funded on Sunday, the Rackspace crew presented their organization as the managed hosting company that puts the customer first, by making sure no customer has to wait in a long queue before taking to a human, and to staying on the line as long as it takes to make sure all problems are solved and all questions are answered. This kind of commitment to service naturally requires are larger number of people working tech support, and by the end of the weekend I think it was clear to everyone Rackspace was in Kansas to recruit. I was impressed when one of the Rackspace representatives told me, "We can teach people tech. We can't teach people to want to help other people". Rackspace dedicates a significant part of employee time to training and improving the skills of their help desk staff. If there is a drawback it's that when one shift is training, the other two are expected to pull extra hours to cover the third shift.


An Interview with Emily Hampton a LinuxFest Northwest Volunteer - David Whitman | 2015-06-30

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Machine learning and service robots. - mirwi | 2015-06-24

Link to the videos of the crawling robots: http://iki.hs-weingarten.de/?lang=eng&page=p_crawler

Link to the general Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences page, where you can also find videos of the service robots "Kate" and "Marvin": http://iki.hs-weingarten.de/?lang=eng&page=aktuelles


An Interview with Aaron Wolf of the Snowdrift Co-op Project - David Whitman | 2015-06-23

An Interview with Aaron Wolf of the Snowdrift Co-op project by David Whitman during LinuxFest Northwest 2015

Aaron Wolf http://blog.wolftune.com/

Snowdrift: https://snowdrift.coop About: We're building a sustainable funding platform for freely-licensed works. Our innovative matching pledge creates a network effect where we all work together to support these public goods.

Introducing Snowdrift.coop

Our matching patronage system allows everyone to support FLO projects with minimal risk and maximum impact.

Unlike the one-to-one matching used in traditional fundraising, we use a many-to-many matching pledge that creates a network effect (like the internet itself) so that we all reinforce one another. Unlike one-time fundraising campaigns that help projects get started, Snowdrift.coop pays out monthly to provide sustainability for ongoing work.

Before the times of modern market capitalism, creative workers were supported by wealthy patrons. With Snowdrift.coop, the global community becomes the patron. Instead of businesses deciding the options that we then merely choose from as consumers, we will support and actively work with projects that best serve the interests of the public.

Snowdrift wiki: https://snowdrift.coop/p/snowdrift/w

IRC at: freenode.net at #snowdrift


LFNW 2015 interview with Deb Nicholson - David Whitman | 2015-05-20

Deb Nicholson:
has been a free speech advocate, economic justice organizer and civil liberties defender. After working in Massachusetts politics for fifteen years, she then became involved in the free software movement at the Free Software Foundation.

Defensive Publications info: http://www.linuxdefenders.org/?page_id=150

Seattle GNU/Linux Conference http://seagl.org/ IRC on Freenode in #seagl. Were very excited to be returning to Seattle Central College for SeaGL on Friday October 23rd and Saturday October 24th, 2015. SeaGL is a grassroots technical conference dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge about the GNU/Linux community and free/libre/open-source software/hardware. Cost of attendance is free. Attendee Registration will not require the use of non-free software. You may attend SeaGL without identifying yourself, and you are encouraged to do so to protect your privacy.


An interview with Ed Cable of the Mifos Initiative - David Whitman | 2015-05-12

David Whitman interviews Ed Cable of the MIFOS Initiative http://mifos.org/

From their website: Mifos X is an extended platform for delivering the complete range of financial services needed for an effective financial inclusion solution.

As the industrys only open platform for financial inclusion, we provide affordable, adaptable and accessible solutions for any segment of the market, new and small financial institutions can easily start with our community app in a hosted environment, medium and large institutions that are evolving into full-service providers of financial inclusion can use our global network of IT partners to configure a Mifos X solution, and innovators can build and scale entirely new solutions on our API-driven platform.


Fosdem 2015: Surveillance vs. Free Software - 2BFrank | 2015-02-25

Aaron Williamson

Free Software Law Expert Aaron Williamson held a brilliant talk on the history of internet surveillance in the USA at FOSDEM 2015. After the Paris terror attacks, many politicians want to increase surveillance. British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to read all our emails - even the encrypted ones. Is this the only answer to terror attacks? Aaron has a very strong opinion on this.

Mathias Kirschner, Free Software Foundation Europe

Matthias is the Vicepresident of the Free Software Foundation Europe. In our interview at Fosdem 2015, he explains the work and the goal of the foundation and how they do lobbying for Free Software in parliaments and government bodies.

Torproject - nos ognions

A member of nos-ognions.net, which is part of the Tor project, explains about exit nodes, transparency and surveillance.


FOSDEM 2015 Part 5 of 5 - Ken Fallon | 2015-02-10

ReactOS

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Listen to the interview with Aleksey Bragin

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Website: http://www.reactos.org/

ReactOS® is a free open source operating system based on the best design principles found in the Windows NT® architecture (Windows versions such as Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Server 2012 are built on Windows NT architecture). Written completely from scratch, ReactOS is not a Linux based system, and shares none of the UNIX architecture. The main goal of the ReactOS® project is to provide an operating system which is binary compatible with Windows. This will allow your Windows® applications and drivers to run as they would on your Windows system. Additionally, the look and feel of the Windows operating system is used, such that people accustomed to the familiar user interface of Windows® would find using ReactOS straightforward. The ultimate goal of ReactOS® is to allow you to use it as alternative to Windows® without the need to change software you are used to.

CoreOS

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Listen to the interview with Kelsey Hightower

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Website: https://coreos.com/

CoreOS is a new Linux distribution that has been rearchitected to provide features needed to run modern infrastructure stacks. The strategies and architectures that influence CoreOS allow companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to run their services at scale with high resilience.

WolfSSL

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Listen to the interview with Chris Conlon

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Website: http://wolfssl.com/yaSSL/Home.html

wolfSSL focuses on providing lightweight and embedded security solutions with an emphasis on speed, size, portability, features, and standards compliance. Dual licensed to cater to a diversity of users ranging from the hobbyist to the user with commercial needs, we are happy to help our customers and community in any way we can. Our products are Open Source giving customers the freedom to look under the hood.

PicoTCP

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Listen to the interview with Maarten Vandersteegen

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Website: http://www.picotcp.com/

picoTCP is a TCP/IP stack developed from scratch for embedded devices with an eye on the Internet of Things revolution.

Ultimaker

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Listen to the interview with Olliver Schinagl

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Website: http://www.ultimaker.com/

We wanted everyone to be able to enjoy the experience of making. Whether it was a cat dressed as an astronaut or a mechanical masterpiece. We set it as our goal to enable you to make those things. So we built a pioneering device that everyone could use and enjoy. We made it open source so everyone really could pitch in. And we started to grow.

coreboot + flashrom

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Listen to the interview with Carl-Daniel Hailfinger

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Website: http://www.coreboot.org/

coreboot is an extended firmware platform for delivering lightning fast and ultra secure boot experience on modern computers and embedded systems. As an Open Source project it provides auditability and helps regaining control over technology.

SatNOGS

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Listen to the interview with Pierros Papadeas

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Website: https://satnogs.org/

SatNOGS project is a complete platform of an Open Source Networked Ground Station. The scope of the project is to create a full stack of open technologies based on open standards , and the construction of a full ground station as a showcase of the stack.

FOSDEM 2015 Part 4 of 5 - Ken Fallon | 2015-02-09

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Website: https://fosdem.org/2015/

FOSDEM is a two-day event organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of open source software. Videos of the talks refered to in this show are made available on their website.

Agora Voting

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Listen to the interview with Eduardo Robles

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Website: http://agoravoting.org/

Agora Voting is an open source voting software that allows any organization to carry out secure, flexible, transparent and cost-effective electoral processes.

DIYBookScanner

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Listen to the interview with Johannes Baiter

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Website: https://github.com/DIYBookScanner/spreads

spreads is a software suite for the digitization of printed material. Its main focus is to integrate existing solutions for individual parts of the scanning workflow into a cohesive package that is intuitive to use and easy to extend. At its core, it handles the communication with the imaging devices, the post-processing of the captured material and its assembly into output formats like PDF or ePub. On top of this base layer, we have built a variety of interfaces that should fit into most use cases: A full-fledged and mobile-friendly web interface that can be served from even the most low-powered devices (like a Raspberry Pi), a graphical wizard for classical desktop users and a bare-bones command-line interface for purists.

OpenEmbedded

Listen to the interview with Ulf Samuelsson

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Website: http://www.openembedded.org

Welcome to OpenEmbedded, the build framework for embedded Linux. OpenEmbedded offers a best-in-class cross-compile environment. It allows developers to create a complete Linux Distribution for embedded systems.

UBA Royal Belgian Amateur Radio Union/Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club e. V.

Listen to the interview with Kristoff Bonne

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Website: http://www.uba.be/

The Royal Union of Belgian Radio Amateurs (UBA) (in Dutch, Koninklijke Unie van de Belgische Zendamateurs, in French Union Royale Belge des Amateurs-Emetteurs, in German Königliche Union der Belgischen Funkamateure) is a national non-profit organization for amateur radio enthusiasts in Belgium. UBA is the national member society representing Belgium in the International Amateur Radio Union.

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Website: http://www.darc.de/

The Deutsche Amateur-Radio-Club e.V. (DARC) (in English, German Amateur Radio Club) is a national non-profit organization for amateur radio enthusiasts in Germany. As of 1 January 2008, the organization had 44,246 members, approximately 60% of all licensed amateur radio operators in Germany. Key membership benefits of the organization include QSL bureau services, a monthly membership magazine called CQ DL, and the promotion and sponsorship of radio contests. DARC promotes amateur radio by organizing classes and technical support to help enthusiasts earn their amateur radio license. The DARC also represents the interests of German amateur radio operators and shortwave listeners before German and international telecommunications regulatory authorities. DARC is the national member society representing Germany in the International Amateur Radio Union.

kodi formerly XBMC

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Listen to the interview with Ejal de Klerk

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Website: http://kodi.tv/

Kodi (formerly known as XBMC) is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub that can be installed on Linux, OSX, Windows, iOS, and Android, featuring a 10-foot user interface for use with televisions and remote controls. It allows users to play and view most videos, music, podcasts, and other digital media files from local and network storage media and the internet.

Music

Track name : Free Software Song
Performer : Fenster
Recorded date : 2002
Copyright : Copyright (C) 2002, 
Fenster LLC. Verbatim copying of this entire recording is permitted in any medium, 
provided this notice is preserved. 
Performers: 
Paul Robinson (vocals), 
Roman Kravec (guitar), 
Ed D'Angelo (bass), 
Dave Newman (drums), 
Brian Yarbrough (trumpet), 
Tony Moore (trumpet). 
Free software info at www.gnu.org speeches at audio-video.gnu.org/audio

FOSDEM 2015 Part 3 of 5 - Ken Fallon | 2015-02-05

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Website: https://fosdem.org/2015/

FOSDEM is a two-day event organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of open source software. Videos of the talks refered to in this show are made available on their website.

Wikimedia

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Listen to the interview with Quim Gil

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Website: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki

The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual, educational content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, a top-ten internet property.

Constant Association for Art and Media ~ Hack the Knit

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Listen to the interview with Andz and Chris

Website: http://www.constantvzw.org/

Constant is a non-profit association, an interdisciplinary arts-lab based and active in Brussels since 1997. Constant works in-between media and art and is interested in the culture and ethics of the World Wide Web. The artistic practice of Constant is inspired by the way that technological infrastructures, data-exchange and software determine our daily life. Free software, copyright alternatives and (cyber)feminism are important threads running through the activities of Constant. Constant organizes workshops, print-parties, walks and "Verbindingen/Jonctions"-meetings on a regular basis for a public that's into experiments, discussions and all kinds of exchanges.

Libre Graphics magazine

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Listen to the interview with ginger

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Website: http://libregraphicsmag.com

A Libre Graphics Magazine is long overdue. In a market dominated by magazines devoted to design discourse built around proprietary tools and the latest computer graphics tricks and techniques, users of Libre Graphics software are underserved and unrecognized. We know that these users exist, both professionally and as hobbyists. We know this because we are they. We are graphic designers, media artists, photographers and web designers. We use Libre Graphics software, quietly and without regard. Our peers, used to proprietary alternatives, question our choice of tools. Our work, when executed well, is indistinguishable from work produced by more traditional means. Thus, our choices are invisible, unless we make an issue of them.

Jitsi

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Listen to the interview with Ingo Bauersachs

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Website: https://jitsi.org

Jitsi is an audio/video Internet phone and instant messenger written in Java. It supports some of the most popular instant messaging and telephony protocols such as SIP, Jabber/XMPP (and hence Facebook and Google Talk), AIM, ICQ, MSN, Yahoo! Messenger.

XMPP

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Listen to the interview with Joachim Lindborg

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Website: http://xmpp.org/

The Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is an open technology for real-time communication, which powers a wide range of applications including instant messaging, presence, multi-party chat, voice and video calls, collaboration, lightweight middleware, content syndication, and generalized routing of XML data.

Kolab, MyKolab, Roundcube

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Listen to the interview with Robin Edgar

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Website: http://mykolab.com

We offer secure email accounts including calendars and address books that synchronize to all your devices. The data is stored in our very own data center in Switzerland and cannot be accessed by spy programs such as PRISM, so there will be no spying. There is also no corporate spying, because we show no advertisements. Enjoy the convenience of the Cloud without compromising freedom and openness.
Kolab is a free and open source groupware suite. It consists of the Kolab server and a wide variety of Kolab clients, including KDE PIM-Suite Kontact, Horde Webfrontend, Mozilla Thunderbird and Mozilla Lightning with SyncKolab extension and Microsoft Outlook with proprietary Kolab-Connector PlugIns.
Roundcube is a web-based IMAP email client. Roundcube's most prominent feature is the pervasive use of Ajax technology to present a more fluid and responsive user interface than that of traditional webmail clients. After about two years of development, the first stable release of Roundcube was announced in early 2008.

It is also time to mark the 2nd and 3rd of May 2015 in your calendars: the inaugural Kolab Summit will be held in The Hague on those dates. Come and join us for two days jam-packed full with talks, code sprints and social events!

Kolab Summit and openSUSE Conference
Den Haag / Netherlands 
May 01 - 04, 2015

DoudouLinux

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Listen to the interview with Xavier Brusselaers

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Website: http://www.doudoulinux.org/

DoudouLinux is a system targeting young children. It aims at making computer use as simple and pleasant as possible; while also making computer use more accessible to all children on earth, without discrimination, in order to favor their self-fulfillment. In this section you will learn more about how it works, how it is designed, who developed it, how it came to be, why, and so on.

Music

Track name : Free Software Song
Performer : Fenster
Recorded date : 2002
Copyright : Copyright (C) 2002, 
Fenster LLC. Verbatim copying of this entire recording is permitted in any medium, 
provided this notice is preserved. 
Performers: 
Paul Robinson (vocals), 
Roman Kravec (guitar), 
Ed D'Angelo (bass), 
Dave Newman (drums), 
Brian Yarbrough (trumpet), 
Tony Moore (trumpet). 
Free software info at www.gnu.org speeches at audio-video.gnu.org/audio

FOSDEM 2015 Part 2 of 5 - Ken Fallon | 2015-02-04

FOSDEM 2015

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Website: https://fosdem.org/2015/

FOSDEM is a two-day event organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of open source software. Videos of the talks refered to in this show are made available on their website.

OpenMandriva

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Listen to the interview with Bernhard Rosenkränzer

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Website: http://openmandriva.org

We are a 100% community-driven association that believes in the values of free software & collaboration. We fight to protect these values and promote solutions anyone can use, change and distribute. OpenMandriva believes in creating, improving, promoting and distributing free software in general, and its projects in particular. We also crave for promoting free exchange of knowledge and equality of opportunity in software access and development, as well as in education, science and research. Our products are developed with passion by the community and aim to be flexible in use by all.

OpenMandriva represents the paradigm: from community to community, with passion, fun and dedication.

Mageia

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Listen to the interview with Anne Nicolas

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Website: http://mageia.org

Mageia is a GNU/Linux-based, Free Software operating system. It is a community project, supported by a nonprofit organisation of elected contributors. Our mission: to build great tools for people.

KDE

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Listen to the interview with Jonathan Riddell

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Website: http://www.kde.org

KDE is an international team co-operating on development and distribution of Free, Open Source Software for desktop and portable computing. Our community has developed a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment. We have a strong focus on finding innovative solutions to old and new problems, creating a vibrant, open atmosphere for experimentation.

Debian

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Listen to the interview with David Bremner

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Website: http://www.debian.org/

The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system that we have created is called Debian.

Puppet

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Listen to the interview with Johan De W.

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Website: http://puppetlabs.com/

Puppet Labs is the leader in IT automation. Our software helps sysadmins automate configuration and management of machines and the software running on them. With our software, businesses can make rapid, repeatable changes and automatically enforce the consistency of systems and devices, across physical and virtual machines, on prem or in the cloud.

OwnCloud

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Listen to the interview with Jan-Christoph Borchardt

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Website: http://owncloud.org/

Access, Sync and Share your data, under your control! ownCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to view, sync and share across devices easily, all under your control. ownCloud's open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage.

Diaspora

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Listen to the interview with Jason Robinson

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Website: https://diasporafoundation.org/

diaspora* is a true network, with no central base. There are servers (called "pods") all over the world, each containing the data of those users who have chosen to register with it. These pods communicate with each other seamlessly, so that you can register with any pod and communicate freely with your contacts, wherever they are on the network.

Music

Track name : Free Software Song
Performer : Fenster
Recorded date : 2002
Copyright : Copyright (C) 2002, 
Fenster LLC. Verbatim copying of this entire recording is permitted in any medium, 
provided this notice is preserved. 
Performers: 
Paul Robinson (vocals), 
Roman Kravec (guitar), 
Ed D'Angelo (bass), 
Dave Newman (drums), 
Brian Yarbrough (trumpet), 
Tony Moore (trumpet). 
Free software info at www.gnu.org speeches at audio-video.gnu.org/audio

FOSDEM 2015 Friday Night and Saturday Morning 1 of 5 - Ken Fallon | 2015-02-03

FOSDEM 2015 Friday Night and Saturday Morning 1 of 5

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Website: https://fosdem.org/2015/

FOSDEM is a two-day event organised by volunteers to promote the widespread use of open source software. Videos of the talks refered to in this show are made available on their website.

Software Freedom Conservancy

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Website: http://sfconservancy.org

Software Freedom Conservancy is a not-for-profit organization that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. Conservancy provides a non-profit home and infrastructure for FLOSS projects. This allows FLOSS developers to focus on what they do best - writing and improving FLOSS for the general public - while Conservancy takes care of the projects' needs that do not relate directly to software development and documentation.

Free as in Freedom

Website: http://faif.us/

Free as in Freedom is a bi-weekly oggcast, hosted and presented by Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler. The discussion includes legal, policy, and many other issues in the Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) world. Occasionally, guests join Bradley and Karen to discuss various topics regarding FLOSS.

***An image of bkuhn taken on 29 August 2007***

Listen to the interview with Bradley M. Kuhn

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Listen to the interview with Karen Sandler

GNOME

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Listen to the interview with Sriram Ramkrishna

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Website: http://gnome.org

GNOME 3 is an easy and elegant way to use your computer. It is designed to put you in control and bring freedom to everybody. GNOME 3 is developed by the GNOME community, a diverse, international group of contributors that is supported by an independent, non-profit foundation.

Fedora

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Listen to the interview with Matthew Miller

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Website: https://getfedora.org/en/

The Fedora Project is a partnership of free software community members from around the globe. The Fedora Project builds open source software communities and produces a Linux distribution called "Fedora." The Fedora Project's mission is to lead the advancement of free and open source software and content as a collaborative community.

OpenStack

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Listen to the interview with Rich Bowen

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Website: http://openstack.org

OpenStack software controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, managed through a dashboard or via the OpenStack API. OpenStack works with popular enterprise and open source technologies making it ideal for heterogeneous infrastructure.

CentOS

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Listen to the interview with Karanbir Singh

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Website: http://www.centos.org

The CentOS Linux distribution is a stable, predictable, manageable and reproduceable platform derived from the sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). We are now looking to expand on that by creating the resources needed by other communities to come together and be able to build on the CentOS Linux platform. And today we start the process by delivering a clear governance model, increased transparency and access. In the coming weeks we aim to publish our own roadmap that includes variants of the core CentOS Linux.

Music

Track name : Free Software Song
Performer : Fenster
Recorded date : 2002
Copyright : Copyright (C) 2002, 
Fenster LLC. Verbatim copying of this entire recording is permitted in any medium, 
provided this notice is preserved. 
Performers: 
Paul Robinson (vocals), 
Roman Kravec (guitar), 
Ed D'Angelo (bass), 
Dave Newman (drums), 
Brian Yarbrough (trumpet), 
Tony Moore (trumpet). 
Free software info at www.gnu.org speeches at audio-video.gnu.org/audio

Interview with Greg Greenlee Founder of Blacks In Technology - Ken Fallon | 2014-12-17

In todays show, Ken interviews Greg Greenlee Founder of Blacks In Technology

The RSS Feed: http://www.spreaker.com/user/6698969/episodes/feed

Blacks In Technology is a tech focused community and media organization focused on increasing diversity in technology. Blacks In Technology's mission is to increase visibility, participation, and change the perception of people of African descent in technology through community focused activities, events and media. Blacks In Technology (BIT) is "Stomping the Divide" by establishing a blueprint of world class technical excellence and innovation by providing resources, guidance and issuing a challenge to our members to surpass the high mark and establish new standards of global innovation.

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OggCamp Interview with Paul Tansom - corenominal | 2014-12-15

In today's show, Philip Newborough interviews Paul Tansom, a regional co-ordinator for Code Club.

In the interview, Philip and Paul discuss:

  • What's involved in being a Code Club volunteer
  • How to get involved
  • How Code Club and the UK national curriculum compliment each other
  • Code Club Pro

The interview was conducted at OggCamp 14, a free culture unconference, held in Oxford UK on the weekend of October 4th-5th 2014.


OggCamp Interview with Jon Archer - corenominal | 2014-12-11

In today's show, Philip Newborough interviews Jon Archer, the UK Fedora Ambassador.

In the interview, Philip and Jon discuss:

  • Jon's role as a Fedora Ambassador
  • Recent happenings in the land of Fedora
  • Jon's involvement with the new UK Fedora Podcast

The interview was conducted at OggCamp 14, a free culture unconference, held in Oxford UK on the weekend of October 4th-5th 2014.


The OggCamp organizers - beni | 2014-11-05

In this set of OggCamp interviews I talk to Dan Lynch and Fabian Scherschel from Linux Outlaws and Mark Johnson, who was the man on the ground this year, organizing OggCamp in Oxford Hotel this year. We talk about organizing OggCamp and podcasting and small, unknown Universities in little Towns like Oxford. ;)

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OggCamp Interview with Peppertop Comics - corenominal | 2014-10-29

In today's show, Philip Newborough interviews Mark of Peppertop Comics. Peppertop Comics create free, open-source web comics. The comics are produced on Linux using Inkscape and MyPaint.

The Greys.

The interview was conducted at OggCamp 14, a free culture unconference, held in Oxford UK on the weekend of October 4th-5th 2014.


Tech and Coffee at OggCamp - beni | 2014-10-22

In this episode of interviews from OggCamp 2014 I talk to George Doscher who co-founded (or founded, I really don't know) the Tech and Coffee Google Plus hangout. You'll find him at

https://plus.google.com/+GeorgeDoscher

and on Tech and Coffee under

http://techandcoffee.info/

In the second interview I talk to Keith Milner who has some interesting and fairly technical stuff to tell you about mobile networks. He also talks about unencrypted traffic on the carrier networks and why it's even more important for you to use encryption when using the web on your mobile. You find him under

https://plus.google.com/+KeithMilner


OggCamp Interview with James Tait - corenominal | 2014-10-20

In today's show, Philip Newborough interviews James Tait of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu.

James talks about his work on the now defunct Ubuntu One project, and his current work with Ubuntu Phone. James is a super-nice guy, knowledgeable and very gracious. He was a pleasure to interview.

James Tait (right) with Mark Shuttleworth (left) at Corinthia Hotel Budapest.

PICTURED: James Tait (right) with Mark Shuttleworth (left).

The interview was conducted at OggCamp 14, a free culture unconference, held in Oxford UK on the weekend of October 4th-5th 2014.


OggCamp Attendees - beni | 2014-10-15

This show includes two interviews with OggCamp attendees this year.

The first interview is with TDTRS co-host Peter Cannon, who is convinced that his podcast is the best Linux podcast there is and he is sure going to tell you why.
http://tdtrs.co.uk

In the second interview I talked to Alistair (whose name I hopefully spell correctly), who told me that he would like to be a HPR host himself. So this ist his first appearance on HPR and hopefully not the last.


Interviews at Lincoln LUG - corenominal | 2014-10-01

In today's show, Philip Newborough interviews fellow members of Lincoln LUG. Each interviewee is asked 3 simple questions:

  1. What was your first experience of Linux?
  2. What distro and desktop environment/window manager are you currently using?
  3. What tools/utilities/applications can you not live without?

The participating LUG members were not given the questions in advance and the resulting answers were quite varied. Hopefully, this collection of interviews will provide you, the listener, with a good understanding of the broad mix of Linux users who attend Lincoln LUG.

Members of Lincoln LUG.

The members who were interviewed, in order, were:

  1. Dave Armour
  2. Myles Thaiss
  3. Phil Gobbett
  4. Jo Minchin
  5. Graham Markall
  6. Sarah Markall
  7. Becky Newborough
  8. Darren Scott
  9. Adrian Farrow
  10. Emma Martin

Note: Lincoln LUG meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Lincoln Bowl. The interviews were conducted outside the bowl and some background noise can be heard, we hope this does not affect your enjoyment of this episode.


GUADEC 2014: Matthew Garrett Interview - 2BFrank | 2014-09-24

This year's GUADEC, the Gnome Users and Developers Conference was held in Strasbourg, France. Keynote Speaker was free software activist Matthew Garrett. He held an inspiring speech on the Linux and Gnome desktop and laid out his vision for both. Afterwards, I was able to ask him a few questions.

For any reactions, mail me at mail (at) linuxohneangst.net

Enjoy.

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Interview with Ingmar Steiner from the MaryTTS project - Ken Fallon | 2014-09-18

In today's show Ken interviews Ingmar Steiner who is the lead developer for the mary text to speech project. MaryTTS is an open-source, multilingual text-to-speech synthesis system written in pure java and is released under the LGPL. During the interview we get a history of the project, and dive into speech synthesis and we look at how to make your own voices.

Photo of Ingmar sitting on a rock in a pine forest with eyes focused on his grey mac laptop

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An interview with Josh Knapp from AnHonestHost.com - Ken Fallon | 2014-08-28

For years our own Josh Knapp has been the real Server Administrator behind Hacker Public Radio, and has been subsidising it out of his own pocket for some time.

He and a few of his colleagues have decided to branch off and set up their own company. AnHonestHost.com is based on a simple idea; Better web hosting that's honest and fair.

We discuss the past, the future and how it affects HPR.


Free Culture and Open Animation - Seetee | 2014-03-05

This interview with Julia Velkova and Konstantin Dimitriev will shed some light on free culture, open animation, Synfig Studio and the Russian animé being developed by the Morevna Project. Today, on Hacker Public Radio.

"Support Open Animation projects! Because they cary a lot of potential for inovation."
-- Julia

FSCONS 2012: "Open animation projects: state of the art, problems and perspectives"

We all know of the Blender Projects, like Elephants Dream, Big Buck Bunny and Sintel, but do you know of any more? Creating an animated movie is hard. Many enthusiasts start projects up that soon thereafter unfortunately die off.

The state of this area of interest is what Julia Velkova has concentrated her research on. At FSCONS 2012 she gave the first part of a presentation, painting a picture of the state of matters, then followed by open animator Konstantin Dimitriev who introduced both the Morevna Project and the free and open source tool Synfig Studio.

At this presentation Konstantin showed the premiere trailer for his animé movie "The Beautiful Queen Marya Morevna", a modernized version of a traditional Russian tale. Both the trailer and Julia and Konstantins presentations are available on YouTube.

Konstantin has used indiegogo to crowdfund a full time developer for Synfig Studio. He wrote: "I am mentoring a full-time developer Ivan Mahonin, who is working on Synfig code. We have funded his work in previous months by running similar fundraising campaigns for October, November, December, January and February." So go help them with the rest of 2014 as well!

Go help the Morevna Project and Synfig Studio, follow both Julia and Konstantin on Twitter to get updates on this very interesting part of the free and open community that I suspect we sometimes might forget.

Stuff referenced in the episode

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HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 5 - Ken Fallon | 2014-02-27

HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014

The following are a series of interviews recorded at FOSDEM 2014.

FOSDEM is a free event that offers open source communities a place to meet, share ideas and collaborate.

For more information see the website https://fosdem.org/2014/, where you can watch a recording of the many talks http://video.fosdem.org/2014/

Day 2 Part 3


Free as in BEER

00:00:28 Perl Community

I chat with Wendy G.A. van Dijk who, while not selling cute camels, is promoting the Perl Community.


perl nlpw::2014 Dutch Perl Workshop 25 April Utrecht

Powerful, stable, mature, portable. Perl 5 is a highly capable, feature-rich programming language with over 26 years of development. Perl 5 runs on over 100 platforms from portables to mainframes and is suitable for both rapid prototyping and large scale development projects.


A big camel

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00:07:42 RedHat

Fredric Hornain talks to us about G6 Containers, AS7, Qpid and much more.

Links

00:12:19 OpenOffice

Oliver-Rainer Wittmann from IBM takes some time to chat with us about OpenOffice.


Swag at the OpenOffice booth

Apache OpenOffice is the leading open-source office software suite for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. It stores all your data in an international open standard format and can also read and write files from other common office software packages. It can be downloaded and used completely free of charge for any purpose.

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00:24:07 Elasticsearch

Honza Kral takes some time out to chat with us about the Elasticsearch ELK Stack.


Honza Kral from Elasticsearch

By combining the massively popular Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana we have created an end-to-end stack that delivers actionable insights in real-time from almost any type of structured and unstructured data source. Built and supported by the engineers behind each of these open source products, the Elasticsearch ELK stack makes searching and analyzing data easier than ever before.

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00:33:25 LibreOffice

We have a great conversation with Cor Nouws, who proves that you can earn a living supporting Free Software.


The hard working Libreoffice booth team

LibreOffice is the most widely used free open source office software. It is a community-driven project of The Document Foundation. LibreOffice is developed by professionals and by users, just like you, who believe in the principles of free software and in sharing their work with the world in a non-restrictive way. At the core of these principles is the promise of better-quality, highly-reliable and secure software that gives you greater flexibility at zero cost and no end-user lock-in. LibreOffice works natively with the Open Document Format, but also brings you support for by far the most file types for office-documents. It comes with support for over 80 languages and with a whole amount of other unique features to work with your texts, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings and data.

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00:47:34 guifi.net

Rogier Baig talks to us about the roll out of peer to peer networks.

guifi.net is a telecommunications network, is open, free and neutral because is built through a peer to peer agreement where everyone can join the network by providing his connection, and therefore, extending the network and gaining connectivity to all. guifi.net is owned by all who join. Is a collaborative project horizontally managed composed by individuals, organizations, enterprises, education institutions and universities and government offices. Is open so everyone can participate in same terms and conditions within the scope of the Wireless Commons.

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00:58:01 Bareos

Jörg Steffens explains that bareos is not "bare os" but rather Bareos - Backup Archiving REcovery Open Sourced.

Bareos is a 100% open source fork of the backup project from bacula.org. The fork is in development since late 2010, it has a lot of new features. The source has been published on github, licensed AGPLv3.

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01:05:30 XMPP realtime lounge

Lights, Sensors, Switches, Dimmers and of course the obligatory RaspberryPi and a bread board. So what is this you ask ? Well Ralph Meijer, Edwin Mons and Joachim Lindborg explain the "Internet of things" and how they want to use the XMPP protocol to "chat" with your devices. The plan is simple: set-up each device so it can talk to XMPP, then you can use Jabber or any other XMPP client to talk to them.


The lads from the XMPP realtime lounge

The Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP) is an open technology for real-time communication, which powers a wide range of applications including instant messaging, presence, multi-party chat, voice and video calls, collaboration, lightweight middleware, content syndication, and generalized routing of XML data. The technology pages provide more information about the various XMPP “building blocks”. Several books about Jabber/XMPP technologies are available, as well.

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01:24:09 Jitsi

We have a chat with Emil Ivov, the project lead of Jitsi.

Jitsi (formerly SIP Communicator) is an audio/video and chat communicator that supports protocols such as SIP, XMPP/Jabber, AIM/ICQ, Windows Live, Yahoo! and many other useful features. Jitsi is Open Source / Free Software, and is available under the terms of the LGPL.

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01:31:09 FOSDEM

To wrap up the show I managed to track down Jan-Frederik Martens from the FOSDEM team.

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01:36:36 Music - Entire Song

Track name                               : Free Software Song
Performer                                : Fenster
Recorded date                            : 2002
Copyright                                : Copyright (C) 2002, 
Fenster LLC. Verbatim copying of this entire recording is permitted in any medium, 
provided this notice is preserved. 
Performers: 
Paul Robinson (vocals), 
Roman Kravec (guitar), 
Ed D'Angelo (bass), 
Dave Newman (drums), 
Brian Yarbrough (trumpet), 
Tony Moore (trumpet). 
Free software info at www.gnu.org speeches at audio-video.gnu.org/audio

HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 4 - Ken Fallon | 2014-02-26

HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014

The following are a series of interviews recorded at FOSDEM 2014.

FOSDEM is a free event that offers open source communities a place to meet, share ideas and collaborate.

For more information see the website https://fosdem.org/2014/, where you can watch a recording of the many talks http://video.fosdem.org/2014/

Day 2 Part 2

00:00:30 OpenEmbedded

We talk to Intel employee Paul Eggleton, who talked to us about OpenEmbedded and the yocto project.


Paul Eggleton and Apelete Seketeli at the OpenEmbedded booth

The Yocto Project is an open source collaboration project that provides templates, tools and methods to help you create custom Linux-based systems for embedded products regardless of the hardware architecture. OpenEmbedded offers a best-in-class cross-compile environment. It allows developers to create a complete Linux Distribution for embedded systems


00:02:48 ODROID with external display showing a waterfall display as described in the interview.


00:03:25 The Galileo board as described in the interview.


00:05:16 The Intel MinnowBoard as described in the interview.


00:06:57 Industrial controller from a cable layer as described in the interview.


00:06:57 Industrial controller buttons


00:07:40 Toshiba arm development board with a smaller lcd screen


00:08:04 OUYA console out of case

Links

00:10:17 BSD

We chat to Daniel Seuffert about the various BSD's.

About FreeBSD:

FreeBSD is an advanced computer operating system used to power modern servers, desktops and embedded platforms. A large community has continually developed it for more than thirty years. Its advanced networking, security and storage features have made FreeBSD the platform of choice for many of the busiest web sites and most pervasive embedded networking and storage devices.

About OpenBSD:

The OpenBSD project produces a FREE, multi-platform 4.4BSD-based UNIX-like operating system. Our efforts emphasize portability, standardization, correctness, proactive security and integrated cryptography. As an example of the effect OpenBSD has, the popular OpenSSH software comes from OpenBSD.

About NetBSD:

NetBSD is a free, fast, secure, and highly portable Unix-like Open Source operating system. It is available for a wide range of platforms, from large-scale servers and powerful desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices. Its clean design and advanced features make it excellent for use in both production and research environments, and the source code is freely available under a business-friendly license. NetBSD is developed and supported by a large and vivid international community. Many applications are readily available through pkgsrc, the NetBSD Packages Collection.

About PC-BSD®:

PC-BSD® is a user friendly desktop Operating System based on FreeBSD. Known widely for its stability and security in server environments, FreeBSD provides an excellent base on which to build a desktop operating system. PC-BSD uses a host of popular open source window managers and uses a custom-tailored application installer that puts popular applications in easy reach of users.

Links

00:27:16 Olimex Ltd

Tsvetan Usunov was giving away small penguin shaped arduino computers for free. The snag, you had to solder them yourselves. On day 1 over a hundred boards were soldered by programmers and all worked.

Olimex Ltd is a leading provider for development tools and programmers for embedded market. The company has over 20 years’ experience in designing, prototyping and manufacturing printed circuit boards, sub-assemblies, and complete electronic products. We are established in 1991 in Plovdiv - the second largest city in Bulgaria.


Tux powered led strips


Tux measuring the temprature


Tux led strips overview


A10-OLinuXino, the small pc refered to in the openstreetmap interview


Panel with keyboard


A13-OLinuXino is a small server...


.. with hard disk


.. on it's side

Links

00:36:09 Pandora

Next a chat with an Evildragon aka Michael Mrozek who talks to us about the OpenPandora device, and what's coming next.

The Pandora is a handheld game console designed to take advantage of existing open source software and to be a target for homebrew development. The first copy was released in May 2008 and others in May 2010, and is developed by OpenPandora, which is made up of former distributors and community members of the GP32 and GP2X handhelds. When announcing the system, the designers of Pandora stated that it would be more powerful than any handheld video game console that had yet existed. It includes several features that no handheld game consoles have previously had, making it a cross between a handheld game console and a subnotebook.

Links

00:44:40 Python

We stop by the Python booth and find out how to tame the beast.

Python is a programming language that lets you work more quickly and integrate your systems more effectively. You can learn to use Python and see almost immediate gains in productivity and lower maintenance costs.

Links

00:49:55 Jenkins

We talk to Kohsuke Kawaguchi the lead developer of Jenkins.


KK and the Jenkins mascot


The Jenkins mascot

From Wikipedia:

Jenkins is an open source continuous integration tool written in Java. The project was forked from Hudson after a dispute with Oracle. Jenkins provides continuous integration services for software development. It is a server-based system running in a servlet container such as Apache Tomcat. It supports SCM tools including AccuRev, CVS, Subversion, Git, Mercurial, Perforce, Clearcase and RTC, and can execute Apache Ant and Apache Maven based projects as well as arbitrary shell scripts and Windows batch commands. The primary developer of Jenkins is Kohsuke Kawaguchi. Released under the MIT License, Jenkins is free software.

Links

00:56:14 Puppet

Over at the Puppet booth we talk to Eric Sorenson from PuppetLabs and Bert Van Vreckem from the Belgium Puppet user group.

Puppet Open Source is a flexible, customizable framework available under the Apache 2.0 license designed to help system administrators automate the many repetitive tasks they regularly perform. As a declarative, model-based approach to IT automation, it lets you define the desired state - or the “what” - of your infrastructure using the Puppet configuration language. Once these configurations are deployed, Puppet automatically installs the necessary packages and starts the related services, and then regularly enforces the desired state. In automating the mundane, Puppet frees you to work on more challenging projects with higher business impact. Puppet Open Source is the underlying technology for Puppet Enterprise and runs on all major Linux distributions, major Unix platforms like Solaris, HP-UX, and AIX, and Microsoft Windows.

Links

Music

Track name                               : Free Software Song
Performer                                : Fenster
Recorded date                            : 2002
Copyright                                : Copyright (C) 2002, 
Fenster LLC. Verbatim copying of this entire recording is permitted in any medium, 
provided this notice is preserved. 
Performers: 
Paul Robinson (vocals), 
Roman Kravec (guitar), 
Ed D'Angelo (bass), 
Dave Newman (drums), 
Brian Yarbrough (trumpet), 
Tony Moore (trumpet). 
Free software info at www.gnu.org speeches at audio-video.gnu.org/audio

HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 3 - Ken Fallon | 2014-02-25

HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014

The following are a series of interviews recorded at FOSDEM 2014.

FOSDEM is a free event that offers open source communities a place to meet, share ideas and collaborate.

For more information see the website https://fosdem.org/2014/, where you can watch a recording of the many talks http://video.fosdem.org/2014/


A properly stocked fridge.

Day 1 Part 3, Day 2 Part 1

00:00:30 The TOR Project

The next on our list of booths to visit was the Tor project at the Mozilla stand.

Tor is free software and an open network that helps you defend against traffic analysis, a form of network surveillance that threatens personal freedom and privacy, confidential business activities and relationships, and state security.

Links

00:13:22 EPFSUG, Free Software User Group inside the European Parliament

Next we spoke to the Erik Josefsson about the need for as many people as possible to register as a Supporter of Free Software on the spfsug website. Please take some time to do that now.

The European Parliament Free Software User Group is an open community of staff, assistants and Members of the European Parliament, and of supporters from the free software community. Its goals are to:

  • Assist people interested in using free software in the European Parliament
  • Drive adoption of free software in the European Parliament's information infrastructure
  • Push for use of open standards, to ensure equal access for citizens using free software
  • Work in cooperation with like-minded groups in Europe and around the world

Links

00:27:07 KDE

Over at the KDE booth, I managed to track down Jonathan Riddell about the KDE project. From Wikipedia:

KDE (/?ke?di??i?/) is an international free software community producing an integrated set of cross-platform applications designed to run on Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, Microsoft Windows, and OS X systems. It is known for its Plasma Desktop, a desktop environment provided as the default working environment on many Linux distributions, such as openSUSE, Mageia and Kubuntu and is default desktop environment on PC-BSD a BSD operating system.
The goal of the community is to provide basic desktop functions and applications for daily needs as well as tools and documentation for developers to write stand-alone applications for the system. In this regard, the KDE project serves as an umbrella project for many standalone applications and smaller projects that are based on KDE technology. These include Calligra Suite, digiKam, Rekonq, K3b, and many others.
KDE software is based on the Qt framework. The original GPL version of this toolkit only existed for the X11 platform, but with the release of Qt 4, LGPL versions are available for all platforms. This allows KDE software based on Qt 4 to also be distributed to Microsoft Windows and OS X.

About KDE

The KDE Community is an international technology team dedicated to creating a free and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform to easily build new applications upon. We have a strong focus on finding innovative solutions to old and new problems, creating a vibrant atmosphere open for experimentation.

About Kubuntu

Kubuntu is an operating system built by a worldwide team of expert developers. It contains all the applications you need: a web browser, an office suite, media apps, an instant messaging client and many more. Kubuntu is an open-source alternative to Windows and Office.

Links

00:50:13 Drupal

Bumping into old friends is all part of the FOSDEM experience. Never one for missing an opertunity to turn a chat into an episode, I catch up with Paul Krischer, who tells us about his work with Drupal. Keep your diary clear for drupalcon Amsterdam, which will be held 29 SEP - 03 OCT.

Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications. It�s built, used, and supported by an active and diverse community of people around the world.

Links

00:55:00 Mozilla

After a long night "discovering" Brussels using the public transport system, we track down Brian King the European Community Builder for Mozilla. We talk about the Mozilla phone.


The mozilla team.

At Mozilla, we�re a global community of technologists, thinkers and builders working together to keep the Internet alive and accessible, so people worldwide can be informed contributors and creators of the Web. We believe this act of human collaboration across an open platform is essential to individual growth and our collective future.

Links

01:07:09 GNOME

We talk to Tobias M�ller who is on the board of directors for the GNOME project.

GNOME 3 is an easy and elegant way to use your computer. It is designed to put you in control and bring freedom to everybody. GNOME 3 is developed by the GNOME community, a diverse, international group of contributors that is supported by an independent, non-profit foundation.

Links

01:12:52 CentOS

Starting a series of RedHat interviews we interview Jim Perrin Governing Board member of the CentOS project.


The CentOS trio.

The CentOS Linux distribution is a stable, predictable, manageable and reproduceable platform derived from the sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). We are now looking to expand on that by creating the resources needed by other communities to come together and be able to buld on the CentOS Linux platform. And today we start the process by delivering a clear governance model, increased transparency and access. In the coming weeks we aim to publish our own roadmap that includes variants of the core CentOS Linux.

Links

01:23:08 RedHat: Foreman, oVirt, and Open Stack

Daniel Lobato and Doran Fedu help me understand what Foreman, oVirt, and OpenStack is all about.

Foreman

Foreman is an open source project that gives system administrators the power to easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy applications, and proactively manage servers, on-premises or in the cloud. (From Wikipedia) Foreman (also known as The Foreman) is a complete life cycle systems management tool for physical and virtual servers with deep integration to configuration management software, specifically Puppet. The Foreman provides provisioning on bare-metal (through managed DHCP, DNS, TFTP, and PXE-based unattended installations), virtualization and cloud. The Foreman provides comprehensive, auditable interaction facilities including a web frontend, command line interface and robust, REST API.

oVirt

oVirt manages virtual machines, storage and virtualized networks. (From Wikipedia) oVirt is a free platform virtualization management web application community project started by Red Hat. oVirt is built on libvirt which could allow it to manage virtual machines hosted on any supported backend, including KVM, Xen and VirtualBox. However, oVirt is currently focused on KVM alone. oVirt is an open source software with backing from Red Hat and it is the base for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

OpenStack

OpenStack is a cloud operating system that controls large pools of compute, storage, and networking resources throughout a datacenter, all managed through a dashboard that gives administrators control while empowering their users to provision resources through a web interface.

Links

01:48:17 Fedora

Completing (for the most part) the RedHat thread we head over to the Fedora Project booth and talk to Ji?� Eischmann and Jaroslav ?ezn�k. Ji?� is the chair of the Fedora Ambassador Steering Committee, and works for RedHat as a Community Manager. Jaroslav is the Fedora Program Manager.


Fedora Friends

Fedora is a fast, stable, and powerful operating system for everyday use built by a worldwide community of friends. It's completely free to use, study, and share.

Links

Music

Track name : Free Software Song
Performer : Fenster
Recorded date : 2002
Copyright : Copyright (C) 2002, 
Fenster LLC. Verbatim copying of this entire recording is permitted in any medium, 
provided this notice is preserved. 
Performers: 
Paul Robinson (vocals), 
Roman Kravec (guitar), 
Ed D'Angelo (bass), 
Dave Newman (drums), 
Brian Yarbrough (trumpet), 
Tony Moore (trumpet). 
Free software info at www.gnu.org speeches at audio-video.gnu.org/audio

HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014 Part 1/5 - Ken Fallon | 2014-02-18

HPR Coverage at FOSDEM 2014

The following are a series of interviews recorded at FOSDEM 2014.

FOSDEM is a free event that offers open source communities a place to meet, share ideas and collaborate.

For more information see the website https://fosdem.org/2014/, where you can watch a recording of the many talks http://video.fosdem.org/2014/


An example of one of the many FOSDEM signs.

Day1

00:00:30 Introduction

Ken and Dave introduce the show

00:01:55 FOSDEM Volunteers

The first chat was with Kristof Provost. By day a Embedded Software Engineer, but at fosdem he transforms into a cloak room attendant and we chat about how you can help out at FOSDEM.
http://www.codepro.be

00:04:52 OSGeo project

Next was a chat with Anne Ghisla from the OSGeo project.

The Open Source Geospatial Foundation
OSGeo was created to support the collaborative development of open source geospatial software, and promote its widespread use. Join us by signing up to our mailing lists or check out the Getting Started page to become more involved.

http://www.osgeo.org/


Dirk Frigne and Anne Ghisla

00:08:29 Geomajas


Sample folders at the booth

Following on we talk to Dirk Frigne

What is Geomajas?
Geomajas is an enterprise-ready open source GIS framework for the web. It has client-server integration for displaying and editing of geographic data.
Geomajas has integrated security and is endlessly scalable. It is compliant with OGC standards such as WMS, WFS, etc and also supports spatial databases.
It integrates with your system and provides out-of-the-box functionality through plug-ins. By leveraging GWT on the client, development is all-Java making it easier and more efficient for your team.

http://geomajas.org/

00:16:09 OpenStreetMap

Last in the mapping trio we speak to Gaël Musquet, président d'OpenStreetMap France.


Open Street Map demos Sat devices


The tuner referred to in the interview


The pc referred to in the interview

OpenStreetMap powers map data on hundreds of web sites, mobile apps, and hardware devices. OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world.

http://www.openstreetmap.org/about
http://learnosm.org/en/

00:39:46 Libre Graphics magazine

Changing the pace from mapping we get to talk with ginger "all-lower-case" coons :) about producing the Libre Graphics magazine using all Free Software

A Libre Graphics Magazine is long overdue. In a market dominated by magazines devoted to design discourse built around proprietary tools and the latest computer graphics tricks and techniques, users of Libre Graphics software are underserved and unrecognized. We know that these users exist, both professionally and as hobbyists. We know this because we are they. We are graphic designers, media artists, photographers and web designers. We use Libre Graphics software, quietly and without regard. Our peers, used to proprietary alternatives, question our choice of tools. Our work, when executed well, is indistinguishable from work produced by more traditional means. Thus, our choices are invisible, unless we make an issue of them.

http://libregraphicsmag.com

00:45:18 openSUSE

Next we talk to Richard Brown one of the board members of the openSUSE team.

openSUSE is a free and Linux-based operating system for your PC, Laptop or Server. You can surf the web, manage your e-mails and photos, do office work, play videos or music and have a lot of fun!

http://www.opensuse.org/en/
http://sysrich.co.uk/
https://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Board

00:56:48 The Debian Project

Debian developer and T-Shirt salesman, Joost van Baal-Ilić takes some time away from the booth to give us the run down on Debian.

The Debian Project is an association of individuals who have made common cause to create a free operating system. This operating system that we have created is called Debian. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. At the core of an operating system is the kernel. The kernel is the most fundamental program on the computer and does all the basic housekeeping and lets you start other programs. Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.

http://www.debian.org/
http://ad1810.com/

01:08:04 HelenOS

Google Summer of Code mentors Martin Děcký, and Jakub Jermář talk to us about HelenOS, a project which has mentored GSOC student coders.


Martin Děcký, and Jakub Jermář


HelenOS Screen Shot

HelenOS is an operating system based on a multiserver microkernel design. Rather sooner than later, HelenOS will become a complete and usable modern operating system, offering room for experimenting and research. HelenOS uses its own microkernel written from scratch and supports SMP, multitasking and multithreading on both 32-bit and 64-bit, little-endian and big-endian processor architectures, among which are AMD64/EM64T (x86-64), ARM, IA-32, IA-64 (Itanium), 32-bit MIPS, 32-bit PowerPC and SPARC V9. Thanks to the relatively high number of supported architectures and suitable design, HelenOS is very portable. On top of the microkernel, HelenOS provides services such as file systems, networking, device drivers and user interface. Most of these services are composed of multiple independent server processes, which makes HelenOS one of the most modular operating systems.

http://www.helenos.org/
http://jakubsuniversalblog.blogspot.nl/
https://twitter.com/mdecky

01:23:28 CAcert

I took Michael Tänzer away from checking passports and drivers licenses to explain to us what's the idea behind CACert.org

CAcert.org is a community driven Certificate Authority that issues certificates to the public at large for free. CAcert's goal is to promote awareness and education on computer security through the use of encryption, specifically with the X.509 family of standards. We have compiled a document base (Wiki) that has helpful hints and tips on setting up encryption with common software, and general information about Public Key Infrastructures (PKI). CAcert Inc. is a non-profit association, incorporated in New South Wales, Australia.

http://www.cacert.org/

Music

Track name                               : Free Software Song
Performer                                : Fenster
Recorded date                            : 2002
Copyright                                : Copyright (C) 2002, 
Fenster LLC. Verbatim copying of this entire recording is permitted in any medium, 
provided this notice is preserved. 
Performers: 
Paul Robinson (vocals), 
Roman Kravec (guitar), 
Ed D'Angelo (bass), 
Dave Newman (drums), 
Brian Yarbrough (trumpet), 
Tony Moore (trumpet). 
Free software info at www.gnu.org speeches at audio-video.gnu.org/audio

Interview with Fernando H. F. Botelho from the F123 group - Ken Fallon | 2014-02-17

In today's show Ken talks to Fernando H. F. Botelho from the F123 group.

The F123 Group, which includes Botelho & Paula Consultoria Empresarial Ltda., F123 Consulting, and F123 Software, designs and manages projects in the areas of poverty reduction, technology, and disability. The group provides NGOs, educational institutions, foundations, government agencies, individuals, and international organizations with project management and technical development services, as well as professional low-cost software and training for blind and visually impaired persons.

During the discussion we discuss the different approaches to helping accessibility on Linux. You can email them on info@f123.org, or by following them on twitter: http://Twitter.com/F123org

Links


Interview with Ben Everard http://www.linuxvoice.com - Curtis Adkins (CPrompt^) | 2013-12-12

In this show I interview Ben Everard, former editor of Linux Format who is now promoting a crowd-funded campaign through Indiegogo for a new Linux magazine, Linux Voice. We also talk about Ben's other project which is a book called "Learning Python with Raspberry Pi" from Wiley Publishing. Later in the podcast we talk about how Ben arrived to Linux and what he finds to be the most exciting thing he has written about as well as what's going on in the Linux world.


Deepgeek interviews Birgitta Jonsdottir (Icelandic Pirate Party parliamentarian) - Epicanis | 2013-08-13

Epicanis makes a brief introduction to the following show. (see also: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Reich )

In this special episode of TGTM news Deepgeek interviews Icelandic Parliamentarian Birgitta Jónsdóttir. We discuss Ban Ki-moon's recent faux pas in Iceland's Parliment, Birgitta's hacking, her work in human rights and privacy, and whether or not Wikileaks is living up to it's original mandate.


Blather Speech Recognition for Linux: Interview with Jezra - Jon Kulp | 2013-07-04

Jon's Recumbent Bicycle
A conversation with Jezra, sometime HPR host and the lead developer of the Blather speech recognition program for Linux.

Links:


Fathers Day Special: Jon Kulp interviews his Dad - Jon Kulp | 2013-06-14

While my parents are visiting from Tennessee I take advantage of the opportunity to talk to my dad for awhile about his early days of computing. He has a PhD in statistics and has been using computers since the 1960s. we talk about his programming in Fortran and Cobol, about building Heathkit projects, about his duties as a VP for information technology at a small private university in Nashville, and about his more recent programming in Windows.


Interview with GMC about OHM 2013 - Nido Media | 2013-05-31

OHM2013 is a five day outdoor international camping festival for hackers and makers, and those with an inquisitive mind. On 31st July 2013, 3000 of those minds will descend upon on an unassuming patch of land, at the Geestmerambacht festival grounds, 30km north of Amsterdam. We are interrupted by Nick Farr, who will tell us a bit about Hackers on a Plane, who organise a trip from North America to Europe to participate in this event.


Interview With YTCracker - pokey | 2013-05-17

This is an interview with YTCracker, one of my favorite NerdCore rappers. You can find links to his music on his website http://www.ytcracker.com/

If you like Nerdcore Rap, a good website to check out is http://nerdcorenow.com. They have a few "various artists" compilation albums available for download.

Thanks to my guest, YTCracker for coming on Hacker Public Radio, and thank you for listening.


Not-A-Con interview - mordancy | 2013-04-16

This is an interview with Froggy, the founder of Not-A-Con, It was recorded at Ba-Con in Columbus last summer.

Links


Interviews with Laura Creighton and Armin Rigo - Seetee | 2013-02-06

Creighton and Rigo about PyPy

"We're really really really really fast."
- Laura Creighton (2011)

Today you will hear two interviews, with Laura Creighton and Armin Rigo. You'll get a really unique perspective of Richard Stallman, as well as of the PyPy project. Below you will find links to most of the projects mentioned in the interviews, but first and foremost I would like to recommend you to have a look at Laura's keynote interview "Dialogue with Richard Stallman" and Armin's talk "PyPy".

Make sure you watch the videos from FSCONS2011 with Stallman, Creighton and Rigo!

References

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Interview with Richard Stallman - pokey | 2012-11-12

Holy cow! I just interviewed RMS! Check it out.

I tried to conduct a friendly interview with Richard here. Every time I've heard him interviewed before, it's been pretty hostile, and I didn't want that. That doesn't mean that I only asked him softball questions, but I didn't get in his face about anything, and I gave him the time he needed to explain his answers fully. I hope I did a good job of making Mr. Stallman feel welcome at Hacker Public radio, and I hope the interview is as enjoyable to listen to as it was to record. His views on Free Software are pretty well known, so I tried to cover some things that I've never heard Richard's opinoins on as well. I KNOW... I missed some pretty obvious followup questions. I realized most of them while editing. I'm sorry. The good news is that RMS is pretty accessable, and you can probably get him to do a followup interview that we'll publish right here on hackerpublicradio.org .

Links from this episode:

I want to thank the following people who helped in the production of this episode: Richard for the interview itself. It was a real pleasure. I hope we can do it again sometime. Martin Dluhos, Richard's assistant, for setting up mumble on an FSF computer, and handeling the scheduling, etc... irc.freenode.net #oggcastplanet for all of the great questions and inspiration. You guys rock (as always)! I wish I had thought to write down who each question belonged to. Sorry about that. Door-to-door-geek, and the Linux Basix podcast for the use of their mumble server. Neil Dudeman and the other guys who listened live for the support and some more great questions. Broam (a.k.a. Brian, NOT Bryan with a why) for being a good friend, and trying to get home in time to co-host. Happy Birthday, buddy.

Additional media used in this episode:

  • MooGNU by the anonymous posters on the 4chan technology image board /g/ is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  • The Free Software Song by the band Fenster both can be found via http://www.gnu.org/music/free-software-song.html

Some people enjoy finding mistakes. For their enjoyment (and because I was up 'til 3:00 am finishing this) I have included a few.

Creative Commons License
Interview with Richard Stallman by pokey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Based on a work at http://hackerpublicradio.org/eps.php?id=1115.


The FSCONS of Jonas Öberg - Seetee | 2012-10-02

At the conference FSCONS I have a talk with both Henrik (who has no previous experience of FSCONS) and Jonas (who organise the conference). Two very different perspectives and a few completing comments from me.

Henrik

Henrik mentioned the two All In IT Radio episodes "Assembly Overclocked" where he told us of his experiences from the demo party Assembly and "Should Cars Get Smarter?" where we talk about Qt, In Vehicle Infotainment and such. The later show was featured as episode 0854 on Syndicated Thursday on Hacker Public Radio. We also referenced Jeremiah Foster, Johan Thelin and Mathias Klang

Jonas

When Jonas mentions "Henrik", he does not mean the Henrik of All In IT Radio fame, but rather Henrik Sandklef who sits on the board of "Föreningen fri kultur och programvara".

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FSCONS: Haralanova Hack for Freedom! - Seetee | 2012-09-18

Today FSCONS keynote speaker Christina Haralanova from Canada tell us about her keynote, the presentation she was not able to give, and how you teach your kids to hack stuff. Keep on hacking, and teach the young ones to do so as well!

References

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Interview with George Vlahavas and Andreas Born of the Salix OS project - pokey | 2012-07-25

I've been using Salix OS, a Slackware derivative, for a while now and I wanted to share my love of it with it's developers and with all of you. If you find this interview or this GNU/Linux distro compelling please go to http://www.salixos.org and give it a try.

Thank you so much for listening.
-pokey

P.S. Some people enjoy finding mistakes. For their enjoyment, I have probably included a few.


Interview with Christel Dahlskjaer of the FreeNode project. - Ken Fallon | 2012-06-26

Todays show is a much delayed recording from OggCamp11.
It's late and Ken is out having a pint when he hears a voice from the http://podcast.freenode.net/ podcast. He looks up and who is it but Christel Dahlskjaer of the FreeNode project.

Links


NELF interview with Robert_Schweikert of Open Suse - pokey | 2012-06-15

http://www.opensuse.org/en/

LFNW: Dawn McKenna of McKenna Interpreting Services - David Whitman | 2012-05-15

Linux Fest North West Week Special

All week we are airing the interviews that were recorded at the Linux Fest Northwest took place on April 28 and 29, 2012 http://linuxfestnorthwest.org

Dawn McKenna of McKenna Interpreting Services

Dawn McKenna of McKenna Interpreting Services organized a group of volunteer sign language interpreters for the Linux Fest.
http://linuxfestnorthwest.org/sponsor/mckenna-interpreting-services
If you want to get more information about how to organize sign language interpretation at your event contact Dawn at spiderterp@gmail.com
Dawn had a very cool computer mouse with a spider trapped inside.
The HPR table was next to this group and these folks were really fun to be around. Lots of energy and you could tell they were really into their craft.
Thanks to all the volunteer sign language interpreters! YOU ROCK!


LFNW: Larry Cafiero - the Crunchbang guy - David Whitman | 2012-05-15

Linux Fest North West Week Special

All week we are airing the interviews that were recorded at the Linux Fest Northwest took place on April 28 and 29, 2012 http://linuxfestnorthwest.org

Larry Cafiero - the Crunchbang guy

http://larrythecrunchbangguy.wordpress.com/category/lfnw/

Larry the CrunchBang Guy is Larry Cafiero, 54, who runs Redwood Digital Research in Felton, California, which provides Free/Open Source Software solutions for the small business/home office environment. He has been an advocate for Free/Open Source Software (FOSS) since the fall of 2006. Toward the end of 2006, he had an epiphany or satori regarding the social, philosophical, political and economic benefits of using FOSS on his favored hardware, which at the time consisted of the Mac PowerPC platform (although he has warmed up to Intel machines as of late). He organized a project to promote GNU/Linux which turned out to be the Lindependence events in Felton, California, in 2008. Larry’s brush with fleeting fame came in 2006 as the Green Party’s candidate for Insurance Commissioner in California (270,218 votes, 3.2 percent). He has been using CrunchBang on a regular basis since July 2011.

See Larry's video of his LFNW Presentation at: http://archive.org/details/LinuxfestNorthwest2012


LFNW: Interview with Scott Newlon of MintCast - David Whitman | 2012-05-13

Linux Fest North West Week Special

All week we are airing the interviews that were recorded at the Linux Fest Northwest took place on April 28 and 29, 2012 http://linuxfestnorthwest.org

mintCast

mintCast is "a podcast by the Linux Mint community for all users of Linux." Keep up to date on the latest happenings in the Mint community along with reviews and tutorials on how to get the most out of your Linux system.

http://www.mintcast.org/

I interviewed Scott on April 29, 2012 at a picnic table outdoors.
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LFNW: A Short Talk with Thomas Stover - David Whitman | 2012-05-10

Linux Fest North West Week Special

All week we are airing the interviews that were recorded at the Linux Fest Northwest took place on April 28 and 29, 2012 http://linuxfestnorthwest.org

Thomas Stover presented: User Space C Development Contact Thomas at: http://www.thomasstover.com/

A special Thank You to Thomas for the interview.


HPR Interview David Whitman with Carl Symons and John Blanford - David Whitman | 2012-03-19

SHOW NOTES
HPR Interview David Whitman with Carl Symons and John Blanford
LinuxFest Northwest 2012
Bellingham, Washington 98225 USA
April 28th & 29th, 2012
http://www.linuxfestnorthwest.org/
Admission Free
or support the fest as an Individual Supporter -
60 USD
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Sessions
A’salt’ing Your Computers *
Accessibility: It’s about you!-(Beginner)
Alan Turing: The First 100 years, by author George Dyson
Alpha Geek
Amazon and the Future of the Open Cloud
An Intro to CrunchBang
Ask Your Users: Redesigning the Western website for Drupal with user feedback (Beginner)
Automate Your Infrastructure With Chef
Automated License Plate Recognition use by law enforcement
BAIRS (Bellingham Artificial Intelligence & Robotics Society) (Beginner)
Blender: a 3D introduction
Border Crossings
Bring Intelligence Back to Your Scheduled Tasks
BSD Virtualization
Building my first module with Drupal!
Building RPMs for enterprise deployments
Crash Course in Open Source Cloud Computing
Creative camera control under GNU/Linux.
Creating Solutions with CentOS Studio
Custom Live Linux
Customizing Linux for the Classroom
Deploying an IaaS cloud with CloudStack
DIY Man in the Middle for Security and Privacy
Embedded Hardware Development In Linux
Enterprise Systems Management with Spacewalk
Fedena: Open Source School management system
Git Deep: A deep dive into Git
File Security: Lock Down Your Data
Free (as in speech) brewing (as in beer)
FreeNAS: Open Souce Storage Solution
Game Den
Get Cloudy!
Getting started with Ubuntu
Gnome 3 on it's own merit.
Help us get open source used in local schools
High Availability Clustering with Linux
Introduction to Drupal
Introduction to Joomla!
Introduction to the i3 Window Manager
jQuery Tips and Tricks
Jump Start with Symfony2
kismet BOF
Lean startup overview/The Idea Lab
Lean startup/Agile development
Linux SSTP Server - VPN For Windows Clients
Linux Alternative Rescue Disk
Linux Groups 2.1: Noob Morning in America
Linux Logical Volume Manager Advanced Topics
Linux Made Easy
Linux Performance Analysis
Linux Permissions
Linux SSTP Server - VPN For Windows Clients
Logical Volume Management: Maximize your Hard Disk Space
Meet Fedora: The Not-So-Miraculous story of a successful community, and where the Fedora Project is today.
Messaging for Free Software Groups and Projects
Microcomputer Firmware Development using Linux
Minimizing IT Infrastructure Costs in a Stressed Economy
Monitoring What Matters
Multitouch linux- Utouch and Ginn
MySQL Overview
MySQL Security Beyond The Obvious
Open Source On The Farm
Open Source Software and the Healthcare Data Revolution
openSUSE--It's not just a distro!
ownCloud - Your Cloud, Your Data, Your Way!
Panel Forum with ACLU and EFF
Penetration Testing at the Speed of Metasploit
Perl Regular Expressions
PHP Multitasking without forking
Polyglot Paas Without Vender Lock-In
Powerful Team Collaboration with Trac
Prerequisites for success in the cloud
Programming Location Based Services applications w/Qt
Repairing a Hacked Drupal Website
Revvy - Are your programs out of date?
rshall: A Tool for Managing Hosts in Parallel
Security Enhanced Linux for Mere Mortals
Scalable HTML5 Video Player - Development, Extensibility and Targeting Multiple Platforms
Security Worst Practices
Software Patents: What You Can Do
Supporting Classrooms - 101
Teaching Linux and Linux System Administration as Distance Education Classes
The future of web's video – Open, Streamlined, Exciting
The LFNW World Famous Raffle
The MySQL Diaspora in 2012
The new MySQL eco-system
The MySQL Ecosystem Meets the Cloud
Traffic Redirection With Apache
The Pop Culture Guide To Open Source
Tutorium
User Space C Development
Using BackTrack 5 for fun and profit.
Using the Red Hat Storage Software Appliance (Gluster)
Utilizing Travis CI
We are Legion: Decentralizing the Web
What Makes Android Tick
What's new in MariaDB 5.5 and what's coming in MariaDB 5.6
Why Linux Does Not Suck (Not Even A Little)
Why Linux Sucks (As Usual)
Wireshark as used by a non-guru
XenClient: Client-side virtualization, and how to take Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) offline
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Friday night- Tech Night Gathering
Meet and Greet, Job Fair, meet and socialize with other Linux Geeks/ Users

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Saturday after-Fest party
Appetizers, drinks, dessert, celebration, fun, games and conversation for LFNW attendees at the SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention (formerly the American Museum of Radio and Electricity) (1312 Bay Street). 6:00 - 11:00 p.m.



Tag Team Chase Douglas Interview with Alison Chaiken - marcoz | 2012-02-10

Chase Douglas is a software developer at Canonical working primarily on multitouch user interface support. For the past year, Chase has been involved with developing gesture support through Canonical’s uTouch framework and multitouch support through the X.org window system. Prior to working on multitouch, Chase spent three years performing Linux kernel and plumbing layer development and maintenance at Canonical and IBM.

Alison's questions: 3:49 - Alison asks "Chase, back up for a moment, can you talk a little bit about what X input is and how X in general works in Linux."

6:13 - Alison asks "Do you have any particular target hardware that you are thinking about during its development?"

11:57 - Alison asks "Do we expect the mouse and keyboard to be with us in the long term? Are you really thinking of all these touches used in concert with the mouse and keyboard or that we may be evolving away from that?"

17:45 - Alison basically asks "Is there talk about an agreed upon gesture language?"

20:56 - Alison asks "What is the state of device driver support for capacitive screens that will support multitouch in Linux?"

26:34 - Alison asks "Speaking of software coupling, are you looking at Wayland already or is that still over the horizon?"

28:43 - Alison says "The automotive case seems like a fascinating one. As far as touch and gesture goes and Ubuntu has an IDI and recently Cadillac has a multitouch screen that has haptic feedback and some gesture support. This looks like a very exciting area for development. Actual shipping products in 2012. I don't know if you're familiar with that at all."

32:11 - Alison asks "Do you anticipate contributing the multitouch work to GNOME and Debian as well?

35:0 - Alison asks "What new features can we anticipate that will be user visible for precision in the area of multitouch and gestures?"

43:56 - Alison says "I think I'm happy although I must mention I was pained to hear that it was 24 years ago that you were an infant because I was at M.I.T when they started the X project. heh heh. you young whippersnappers.
...
that was very fascinating. I had no idea there was that much activity going on. I'm really excited to see what's coming out and what new features are being added."


launchpad.net/utouch
multi-touch-dev@lists.launchpad.net
#ubuntu-touch irc.freenode.net

FOSDEM 2012 - Ken Fallon | 2012-01-20

In Today's show Ken interviews Pascal Bleser of the FOSDEM organisation team. FOSDEM is the biggest free and non-commercial event organized by and for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.

If you are going to FOSDEM, please contact Ken

http://fosdem.org/2012/

Apologies for the crackling on the recording


Kaizendo, GNU Parallel and some more FSCONS - Seetee | 2011-11-18

Interviews and a look at FSCONS 2011

Today you will hear two interviews from FSCONS 2010. The audio is of "conference quality", that is, there are a lot of noice in the background. Not much to do about that, I am sorry. But it is two really great interviews, so well worth it!

But as a start I have a look at what will take place during the coming FSCONS 2011, that will start 2011-11-11 and continue through the whole weekend. I read from the schedule, and mention some of the topics and presenters who will be there.

Salve J. Nilsen - Kaizendo: Customizable schoolboks

Imagine a schoolbook where the pupil and her teacher can choose the topic depth, clarity of text and homework difficulty as needed and necessary.

Add alternatives for teachers (supporting different instructional methods, teaching styles), schools (variations in chapter content based on time constraints or policy) and parents (having a topic summary to read before helping with homework.) This is what we mean with customizable textbooks.

Ole Tange - GNU Parallel

GNU parallel is a shell tool for executing jobs in parallel using one or more computers. A job can be a single command or a small script that has to be run for each of the lines in the input. The typical input is a list of files, a list of hosts, a list of users, a list of URLs, or a list of tables. A job can also be a command that reads from a pipe. GNU parallel can then split the input and pipe it into commands in parallel.

Shameless plugs

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FSCONS, MeeGo and the story of Tizen - Seetee | 2011-10-31

Who am i?

Hello everyone, in todays show you will hear my first show on Hacker Public Radio! You may know me as "Seetee", or as "Kenneth from the All In IT Radio podcast", or most likely, you do not know me at all. Hopefully you will hear more shows from me in the future, tough.

You find me all over the internet, and you can follow me at both identi.ca and twitter as @alltinomit

The story in short

At FSCONS 2010 (http://fscons.org/) I had the privilege to watch many interesting talks. Something that really peeked my interest where the talks of Knut Yrvin and Jeremiah Foster, two talented gentlemen who I was lucky to get a little private interview with as well. Their talks are avalible on Vimeo, and in this episode of Hacker Public Radio you get to hear my interviews, together with my interpetation of what has happened in the past to lead up to the creation of the operating system Tizen.

Mentioned links

Knut Yrvin

"Qt on MeeGo" (http://vimeo.com/22229208)

Jeremiah Foster

"GENIVI alliance and how biz can adapt FOSS" (http://vimeo.com/21970744)

All In IT Radio - Should Cars Get Smarter?

Me and my mates talk more about MeeGo. This was just before the Tizen anouncement. We cover a bit more of the toughts around this emerging market. (http://aiit.se/radio/0007)

Further reading


Ian Romanick Interview at X.Org Developer Conference (XDC) 2011 - marcoz | 2011-10-11

Ian Romanick works on Mesa at Intel. Mesa is an open-source implementation of the OpenGL specification - a system for rendering interactive 3D graphics.

Mesa project site - http://www.mesa3d.org/
Mesa mailing list - http://www.mesa3d.org/lists.html
Mesa irc - irc.freenode.net #dri-devel

Peter Hutterer Interview at X.Org Developer Conference (XDC) 2011 - marcoz | 2011-10-06

Peter Hutterer works on X.org, specifically the input system, at Red Hat.

Xorg project site (input is one of several parts to X) - http://x.org/wiki
Xorg mailing list - http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/
Xorg irc - irc.freenode.net #xorg-devel

Peter's blog - http://who-t.blogspot.com

Jamey Sharp Interview at X.Org Developer Conference (XDC) 2011 - marcoz | 2011-09-29

Jamey Sharp was placed on Ritalin, briefly, in fifth grade. His interests and activities have been varied ever since. Today his day job involves a computer test for attention deficit disorder, but his biggest projects have been the Portland State Aerospace Society, a student rocketry club at Portland State University; XCB, a new low-level binding to the X protocol, in the process of replacing Xlib; and Serialist, because his other projects didn’t leave him enough time to read his favorite webcomics without tool support.
Jamey’s interests span computer science fields including cryptography, combinatorial search, compilers, and computational complexity; systems-level programming, such as file format and network protocol implementations, Linux kernel development, and boot-loader hacking; computer architecture and its impact on software design; and functional programming, preferably in Haskell.
This interview focuses on Jamey's work on X.org, specifically the XCB project. The X protocol C-language Binding (XCB) is a replacement for Xlib featuring a small footprint, latency hiding, direct access to the protocol, improved threading support, and extensibility.

XCB project site - http://xcb.freedesktop.org/
XCB mailing list - http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/xcb
XCB irc - irc.freenode.net #xcb
http://opensourcebridge.org/users/432
http://www.ohloh.net/accounts/jamey
http://www.tovatest.com/
http://psas.pdx.edu/
http://xcb.freedesktop.org/
http://serialist.net/


Klaatu talks to Trevor, a programmer for Phonon's Gstreamer backend - klaatu | 2011-09-27

At the Ohio Linux Fest, Klaatu talks to Trevor, a programmer for Phonon's Gstreamer backend.


Interview with Moose about Ohio LinuxFest - Ken Fallon | 2011-08-14

In today's episode Ken talks to Moose one of the organizers of Ohio Linux Fest

About the Ohio LinuxFest

The Ohio LinuxFest is a grassroots conference for the GNU/Linux/Open Source Software/Free Software community that started in 2003 as a large inter-LUG meeting and has grown steadily since. It is a place for the community to gather and share information about Linux and Open Source Software.

A large expo area adjacent to the conference rooms will feature exhibits from our sponsors as well as a large .org section from non-profit Open Source/Free Software projects.

The Ohio LinuxFest welcomes people from all 50 states and international participants. We've had participants from Canada, England, Argentina, Brazil, and Australia in years past.

Contact Info

Contact us if you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help.

  name email irc nick
General Info   team@ohiolinux.org  
Sponsorship Robert Ball sponsorship@ohiolinux.org steakum
Web site Michael Meffie webmaster@ohiolinux.org meffie

You may reach us on IRC at irc.oftc.net, channel #ohiolinux

Diversity Statement

The Ohio LinuxFest is dedicated for making Open Source truly open to everyone. We do not discriminate based on ethnic background, religion, gender, sexuality, body shape, disability, or even what operating system you use. We also do not tolerate harassment based on discrimination.

 

We understand that some people need special assistance to fully enjoy our conference. If we can help you find a wheelchair, arrange for an ASL translator or a guide for the sight impaired, or any other special need, please let us know at assist@ohiolinux.org. Sorry, we cannot help with child care needs. Please understand that organizing some things take time and are best pre-arranged. If you need help the day of the event please contact a staff person for assistance. We will handle your request or complaint as quickly as possible.


Maddog and "super dumb terminals" - klaatu | 2011-07-11

At the South East Linux Fest 2011, Klaatu talks to Maddog about "super dumb terminals", super computing, a sys admin's rightful position in the world, and much more.

For lovers of ogg, the episode can also be found at the Gnu World Order website.


South East Linux Fest organizers - klaatu | 2011-07-07

Klaatu talks to the organizers of this year's South East Linux Fest, Dave S. Yates (of the Lotta Linux Links podcast) and the tireless Mr. Jeremy Sands.

For lovers of ogg, the episode can also be found at the Gnu World Order website.


/dev/Rob0 of maintainer of the SlackBuilds.org mailing list - klaatu | 2011-06-30

Klaatu talks to /dev/Rob0, a Slackware user, maintainer of the SlackBuilds.org mailing list, and a presenter at the South East Linux Fest 2011.

For lovers of ogg, the episode can also be found at the Gnu World Order website.


Interview with Jon "The Nice Guy" Spriggs - Ken Fallon | 2011-06-28

CCHits.net is a site promoting and featuring Creative Commons licensed music and the podcasts that play them. The site was designed with more than just this in mind. Here are some of the highlights

  • Encourage and Discover Great Music

    There's a lot of great Creative Commons Licensed Music out there, and not enough people know just what you can get hold of! To help ease the burdon of this issue, there are three things that we do:

    • By linking directly to artist's home sites rather than to our own holding pages for artists, we ensure that the artists get maximum exposure for their own material, without having to update our site when their own information changes!
    • By linking to the source of the individual track, gives listeners a greater awareness of music sources, which hopefully should increase the exposure for sites who promote and list Creative Commons licensed music.
    • By linking to podcasts which play Creative Commons licensed music, we give listeners the opportunity to find other shows that play the music they like - ultimately giving listeners a greater fountain of great music to select from, and hopefully giving them the opportunity to discover new artists and genres to add to their personal list of favourites.
  • Support Communities

    An attendor at various social groups, the original author of the code which drives cchits.net was unable to provide consistent, suitable background music for events he was involved in organising or just attending. This site was originally designed to find tracks which are generally acceptable for public play, and are available under a suitable license for public performance (which Creative Commons music should be!) By asking all submitters of music to identify the license under which the tracks are made available, as well as selecting whether tracks may not be suitable for work or family listening, it should be possible (once the code is in-place) to request from the site a suitable selection of music for playback at venues such as hackspaces, youth centres, or even just hold music for a business. Note that this site is not being created to build a re-licensing business, but instead to promote awareness of great music - there are other, better sites, that can advise and assist in the selection of Creative Commons music which are suitable for your business endeavour, but if you just want something for backing music for an hour or a whole day, this site might be (eventually!) just the thing for you.

  • Create Podcasts and Improve Coding Techniques

    At the time of writing, cchits.net is the work of one person. For several months, Jon "The Nice Guy" Spriggs had been considering starting a podcast, however, he's not exactly known for finishing projects! By making a system which is automated enough to create a daily podcast, a weekly podcast and a monthly podcast, playing music that he likes to hear, he thought it might encourage him to stick to it - especially when there are other amazing goals (see above) which come out as a side benefit. He normally has described himself as a writer of "bad PHP code", and each project he starts improves the techniques he has learned.

    In this instance, CCHits.net has introduced Jon to the concept of writing an API that works, a system of remote execution of code, the generation of synthesized speech and the generation of an audio track, entirely in code! Never being shy of criticism from the community, especially where code is concerned, the code has all been released under a license which encourages reuse and requires the code is re-released under the same license.

If you already podcast, and you play Creative Commons Licesed Music on a regular basis, you might be interested in using the API on this site to track the music that people who listen to your show have expressed an interest in. Contact show@cchits.net to find out more


ILF 2011: Interview with Klaatu of Slackermedia - KFive | 2011-06-21

In this episode KFive does unto klaatu as he has done unto others.

http://www.slackermedia.info/

What is Slackermedia?

Slackermedia is documentation providing the information a user will need to create a full multimedia studio from a Slackware base install. Inspired by Linux-From-Scratch, it is intended to be a "distro from text"; a do-it-yourself Linux studio beginning with installing Slackware and ending with what we will call "Slackermedia" with all the custom-compiled and configuration of only the best in multimedia content creation tools that Linux offers and the user requires to achieve their artistic goals.

Slackermedia is not a distribution, and merely builds upon Slackware proper. Slackermedia is not a laundry list of multimedia apps that are half-finished, it is not a blueprint for how to make your distribution contain lots of multimedia apps you'll never use, it is not a series of brainless install scripts. It is a series of tutorials on what a user will need to understand, and how they can go about installing or compiling or configuring important tools like jackd, software synths, soundfonts, gimp brushes, fonts, individual apps, backends like ffmpeg and mencoder, and much more.

NOTE: Slackermedia is currently optimized for Slackware 13.1. A 13.37 version with the 2.6.38.4 kernel is in progress.


ILF 2011: Interview with Jason Kridner of BeagleBoard - KFive | 2011-06-07

In this episode KFive interviews Jason Kridner of BeagleBoard.

http://beagleboard.org/about

About BeagleBoard.org

BeagleBoard.org is an all volunteer activity started-up by a collection of passionate individuals, including several employees of Texas Instruments, interested in creating powerful, open, and embedded devices. We invite you to participate and become part of BeagleBoard.org, defining its direction.

Support for the Beagle Board comes from the very active development community through this website, the mailing list, and the IRC channel. Distribution is handled by Digi-Key, a major international distributor.

The Beagle Board is a low-cost, fan-less single-board computer based on low-power Texas Instruments processors featuring the ARM Cortex-A8 core with all of the expandability of today's desktop machines, but without the bulk, expense, or noise.


Interview with Dave Yates about SELF 2011 - Ken Fallon | 2011-05-26

In todays episode Ken interviews Dave Yates of the Southeast LinuxFest.

The Southeast LinuxFest is a community event for anyone who wants to learn more about Linux and Free & Open Source software. It is part educational conference, and part social gathering. Like Linux itself, it is shared with attendees of all skill levels to communicate tips and ideas, and to benefit all who use Linux/Free and Open Source Software. LinuxFest is the place to learn, to make new friends, to network with new business partners, and most importantly, to have fun!

The third annual Southeast LinuxFest is scheduled for June 10-12, 2011 in Spartanburg, SC.

Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Identi.ca


LFNW: Some Facts and 2 Interviews - code.cruncher | 2011-05-19

LinuxFest Northwest Bellingham Facts from Carl Symons:

  • about 1000 visitors, 738 registered, 350 meals sold on Saturday
  • 12th year, started in 2000 in a room of 8x8 meters (25x25 feet)
  • No president, jsut a team of organizers who meet twice a month
  • Non-profit since 4 years
  • 2 days since 4 years (before it was 1 day)
  • Party on Saturday since 2 years
  • http://linuxfestnorthwest.org/

Interview with Bill Wright about the LinuxFest

Interview with Sabrina Roach from Brown Paper Tickets about 2 interesting radio projects: http://www.prometheusradio.org/ and http://knightmozilla.org

Let me know if you're going to have a table for Hacker Public Radio at a Linuxfest or any other fest, I will send you our PR-Stuff: Tablecloth, Stickers, instructions to order minicards, QR-code books, and T-Shirt sets.

Here are some images of the table at LFNW:


Interview with StankDawg - Ken Fallon | 2011-04-28

Ken talks to the founder of BinRev and the patron of Hacker Public Radio


r0xy interviews Cap'n Crunch on cacti radio - Brad Carter | 2011-04-07

This interview was held a little over a month ago on cacti radio.
http://www.cactiradio.com

John Thomas Draper (born 1943), also known as Captain Crunch, Crunch or Crunchman (after Cap'n Crunch, the mascot of a breakfast cereal), is a computer programmer and former phone phreak. He is a legendary figure within the computer programming world.


The Dinosaur's Dilemma - Curbuntu | 2011-01-21

Intro: Most of us grow into our computer knowledge gradually, starting because of an innate curiosity, figuring things out through trial and error, desiring to accomplish certain tasks, or just possessing a genetic predisposition to geekiness.  But what would it be like as a non-geek to come from a non-technical background and be thrown into “the deep end of the pool,” challenging yourself to learn as much as you could from scratch, and to learn it all as quickly as you could?  In Curbuntu’s first interview with “Baylee Juran,” a career public-school teacher (and self-described technological “dinosaur”), Baylee shares what motivated her to lay aside a comfortable, if frustrating, teaching paradigm in the hope of evolving into a 21st-Century instructor.  (Note: No cockatiels were harmed in the recording of this interview.)

Links: Books and websites mentioned—

Technical notes: For those of you interested in contributing first-time episodes to HPR, this interview was recorded in Ubuntu 10.04.1 over Skype using Skype Call Recorder for Linux.  (The version for “Ubuntu / Kubuntu 8/9, i386“ seems to work fine, even on the 64-bit, 10.04 version of the operating system.)  Post-processing (e.g., editing, adding musical HPR intro & outro, normalization, exporting to MP3, etc.) was done with Audacity 1.3.12-beta.  Audacity-generated MP3 meta-tags were verified with EasyTAG 1.2.6.


Klaatu holds an interview with Tek Systems - klaatu | 2010-12-17

Klaatu talks to Tek Systems at SELF 2010. Listen to the ogg vorbis version courtesy of the Bad Applez.

Klaatu talks to Rebecca from bueda.com - klaatu | 2010-11-30

Klaatu talks to Rebecca from bueda.com about the Semantic Web, social networking, privacy and the internet, hipsters, and hipster boxing. Want to hear all of this in the free codec ogg vorbis? get it from the good folks over at the Gnu World order

FOSScon: An interview with CrissiD and Charles - klaatu | 2010-11-09

Klaatu interviews CrissiD and Charles, two organizers of FOSScon 2010. Listen to the ogg vorbis version of this interview courtesy your friends at the Bad Apples GNU Linux Oggcast.
http://www.fosscon.org
http://www.thebadapples.info/audiophile/hpr_fosscon2010.ogg
http://www.thebadapples.info

Klaatu interviews Brian Smith from dns.com - klaatu | 2010-11-03

Klaatu An interview with Brian Smith SELF Interviews Klaatu interviews Brian Smith from dns.com. Listen to the ogg vorbis version of this interview courtesy your friends at the Bad Apples GNU Linux Oggcast.

An interview with Alan Hicks - klaatu | 2010-10-27

Klaatu interviews Alan Hicks of Slackbook and the Slackware team about SELF 2010, Slackware 13.1, encryption, and the wifis Listen to the ogg vorbis version of this episode courtesy of teh Bad Applez.

Interview with HeathenX - klaatu | 2010-10-18

Klaatu, at the Ohio Linux Fest 2009, interviews HeathenX from the screencasters about art on Linux, Inkscape, GIMP, multi-platform applications, and more.

The ogg version provided by The Bad Apples.


Interview with Mark Zareason - klaatu | 2010-09-21

Klaatu talks to Mark from Zareason.

Wanna hear this episode in ogg? Sure ya do!


Interview with Moxie Marlinspike - finux | 2010-05-12

finux and the Tracsec guys interview Moxie Marlinspike

Interview with Peterwood - finux | 2010-03-16

finux and the tracsec crew interview Peter Wood

Interview with a blackhat 2 - CC - tmacuk | 2010-02-16

2nd in the series of interview with a BlackHat
CC talks to us about where he started hacking, what he has done in the past and the reasons why he does hack.
tmacuk - http://www.tmacuk.co.uk tmac@tmacuk.co.uk

Interview with a blackhat - n0 g00d - finux | 2010-01-21

Interview with a blackhat - n0 g00d And so commences the new series of interview with a BlackHat n0 g00d talks to us about where he started hacking, what he has done in the past and the reasons why he does hack. tmacuk - http://www.tmacuk.co.uk tmac@tmacuk.co.uk

Quvmoh talks to Clint Tinsley about SLAMPP - Quvmoh | 2010-01-08

SLAMPP

Klaatu interviews Rikki Kite of Linux Pro Magazine - klaatu | 2010-01-06

Klaatu, at the Ohio Linux Fest 2009. interviews Rikki Kite, associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine.

The ogg version provided by The Bad Apple Linux Oggcast.


Klaatu interviews Russ from Linux in the Ham Shack - klaatu | 2009-12-11

Klaatu, at Ohio Linux Fest 2009, interviews Russ from the Linux in the Ham Shack podcast.

The ogg version provided by The Bad Apple Linux Oggcast.


Pegwole interviews Debbie Nicholson - pegwole | 2009-11-27

At Ohio Linux Fest 2009, Pegwole sits down for a lil' chat with FSF's Debbie Nicholson.


Her PR Problem - klaatu | 2009-11-17

Rikki Kite of The Rose Blog and Linux Pro Magazine gives her "Her PR Problem" talk at Ohio Linux Fest 2009's Diversity in Open Source Workshop.

The ogg version provided by The Bad Apple Linux Oggcast.


OLF 2009: Interview with Dwick - klaatu | 2009-11-06

Klaatu at Ohio Linux Fest 2009 interviews DWick, a math professor, about math programs on Linux.

The ogg version kindly provided by The Bad Apples.


Lord Drachenblut Interviews Scott Sigler - Lord Drachenblut | 2009-10-31

Lord Drachenblut Interviews Scott Sigler

Interworx - klaatu | 2009-10-21

Klaatu interviews Jon from Interworx at Ohio Linux Fest 2009.

Finux Interviews Moxie Marlinspike about SSL - finux | 2009-10-13

Finux talks to Moxie Marlinspike about a variety of vulnerabilities in most common implementations of SSL, such as hijacking the switch from http to https, universal wildcard certs, SSLsniff and more.

ogg version!


Sine Nomine Interview - kitche | 2009-10-06

At the Ohio Linux Fest 2009, Klaatu talks to David from Sine Nomine about reviving old technology to create better new technology.

The ogg version provided by The Bad Apple Linux Oggcast.


Interview with Dann at OLF - pegwole | 2009-09-30

pegwole interviews Dann at OLF

Interview with Ian Geiser of the KDE Project - klaatu | 2009-08-14

Klaatu talks to Ian Geiser of the KDE project.

You can download this episode as an ogg file.
KDE dot News


Mer Project Interview - klaatu | 2009-08-06

Klaatu, at SELF, talks to Andrew from the Mer project, for the Nokia N770 and N8x0 tablets.

The Mer Project
This episode in ogg vorbis.


Ontario Linux Fest Interview - klaatu | 2009-07-30

p>Klaatu talks to Richard W. about Open Street Maps -- why it exists, why it's important, and what it's good for -- and the upcoming Ontario Linux Fest.

Download this episode in the ogg vorbis format.


Free Software Foundation Interview - klaatu | 2009-07-28

Klaatu talks to Deborah from the Free Software Foundation.

The FSF
If you're gonna listen to an episode about the FSF, you may as well listen to the ogg vorbis version, no?


Bug Reporting - klaatu | 2009-07-24

In this exciting continuation of HPR Episode 92, Klaatu talks to Mackenzie at the SouthEast Linux Fest about bug reporting and bug triaging.

Download this here episode over yonder in the ogg vorbis format.


Interview with JonathanD from Freenode - klaatu | 2009-07-23

Klaatu talks to JonathanD of the Freenode network.

The Free-as-in-Node Podcast
geeknic
The ogg version of this episode.


Moonshine - klaatu | 2009-07-21

While everyone else at the SouthEast Linux Fest was watching the fine closing keynote by Mr. Paul Frields, Klaatu was hanging out in the hallways talking to Cobra2 (of unixporn.com), Alan Hicks (from the Slackbook project), and a few other SELF attendees as they discuss howto make Moonshine. Bonus topics include Brunswick Stew, moonshine mash recipes, building transmissions, and trucks.

You can download this episode as an ogg file.


Interview with Paul Frields of the Fedora Project - klaatu | 2009-07-15

Klaatu talks to Paul Frields (of the Fedora Project) about Linux in computer forensics and government.

You can also get this episode in ogg vorbis courtesy the good folks over at the Bad Apple Linux Ogg Cast.


Interview with Dual Core - klaatu | 2009-07-01

Klaatu interviews int eighty and Remy from the group Dual Core.

You can download this interview as an ogg file.
Check out Dual Core on the world wide interwebs.


Interview with Alan Hicks - klaatu | 2009-06-29

Klaatu and Alan Hicks (from the Slackbook project) chat about Slackware, 64bit support, slack hacking methodology, what's in the works for Slackbook 3.0, Slackware' intended audience, the SouthEast Linux Fest, and more.

Check out the book that got Klaatu addicted to Slack, Slackware Essentials
Or check out the revised Slackware Book project online at slackbook.org
And check out Slackware itself at slackware.com This episode is also available in ogg vorbis format.


Interview with Beth Lynn of OLF - klaatu | 2009-06-25

Klaatu first debates with his SouthEast Linux Fest pal, 8 year old Ethan, about where to conduct interviews...then talks to Beth Lynn about Ohio Linux Fest 2009 and all the new and exciting events planned for it!

Get the ogg version of this episode by clicking on this link right.....here.


Red Hat Interview - klaatu | 2009-06-19

Klaatu talks to Eric from Red Hat about RHEL, Fedora, Linux in tha corporate world, and how proprietary blockades to adopting free software can be worked around for those of us who wear ties to work.

Speaking of proprietary blockades...you can download this episode as an ogg file.
For extra credit, check out Red Hat's blog.


TOR Interview - klaatu | 2009-06-18

Klaatu talks to Wendy Seltzer of the TOR project about...the TOR project. Please note that even though Klaatu continually refers to the TOR Project as "The Onion Router", officially the TOR Project is now properly referred to as simply "the TOR Project".

You can download the ogg vorbis version of this episode from the Bad Apples.


An Interview with Tony Wright - Drake Anubis | 2008-05-14

Tony Wright (RescueTime.com)
Drake Anubis (DrakeAnubis.com)

Interview with scorche - klaatu | 2008-03-21

Interview with scorche from the Rockbox Project

An interview with John Whaley - droops | 2008-02-18

droops interviews John Whaley from Moka5.

John Whaley is responsible for the technical vision of Moka5. He holds a doctorate in computer science from Stanford University, where he made key contributions to the fields of program analysis, compilers, and virtual machines. He is the winner of numerous awards including the Arthur L. Samuel Thesis Award for Best Thesis at Stanford, and has worked at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center and Tokyo Research Lab. John was named one of the top 15 programmers in the USA Computing Olympiad. He also holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from MIT and speaks fluent Japanese.


An interview with Jonathan Bartlett - deepgeek | 2008-02-01

Deepgeek, gets the low-down on the amazing Cell BE processor that runs on the PlayStation 3. Author, instructor, and developer, Jonathan Bartlett, explains how the chip's unique architecture (how many cores?!), makes it a multimedia master.
Jonathan Bartlett's ibm.com developer works articles.

Shownotes by: diggsit

An Interview with Ed Piskor - StankDawg | 2008-01-24

An interview with Ed Piskor, writer and artist of the graphic novel "WIZZYWIG" which is about a young hacker growing up in the 1980s. He also talks about some of the influences and stories that helped shape the book.