There were no new hosts this month.
Last Month's Shows
Comments this month
These are comments which have been made during the past month, either to shows released during the month or to past shows. There are 5 comments in total.
There are 3 comments on 3 previous shows:
- hpr3297 (2021-03-23) "Nextcloud Application Updating" by ToeJet.
ychaouche on 2021-05-02:
What if an updated app isn't compatible with current nextcloud version ?
- Comment 1: ychaouche on 2021-05-02: "safe ?"
- hpr3317 (2021-04-20) "Reading a manifesto: Towards A Cooperative Technology Movement" by clacke.
Aaron C on 2021-05-01:
"Raises an excellent point"
I'm just commenting to say that this manifesto and subsequent show makes an excellent point. The free software community as it stands has good and as discussed well guarded principles with no compromise. While this is admirable it is also what is killing the movement.
Like language all movements must eventually morph or evolve over time or they die off, it is completely acceptable to maintain a core set of tenets of course, but having a figurehead who uses the internet in bizarre and arcane ways makes free software like more a paranoid nest of conspiracy theorists than it does to make technological progress by freeing the user from the constraints of mega corporations.
Free software is inevitably political but the mocking and jeering of people who still use proprietary software scared off companies and created the open source movement, which if anything made it easier for mega corporations to profit off of the collectivised free labour of programmers who cared enough to donate their time.
To me the free software stalwarts were the progenitors of their own worst enemy, which is open source. They allowed it to happen themselves and fostered the likes of Google and Facebook. The FSF concentrates too much on acting like a single-state communist party with it's attention focused on creating a cult of personality around Stallman.
I agree the roots of the movement today should reflect more social needs, creating software for the good of the people even if that makes software socialist.
- Comment 6: Aaron C on 2021-05-01: "Raises an excellent point"
- hpr3324 (2021-04-29) "Infosec Podcasts Part 1 News and Current Events " by Trey.
Kevin O'Brien on 2021-05-01:
"Really liked the show"
It is great to hear about the podcasts you follow. I recognize many of them as shows I used to follow, though frankly since I retired I have been putting my energy into other matters. I'm turning 70 in a few months and have other priorities now.
- Comment 2: Kevin O'Brien on 2021-05-01: "Really liked the show"
This month's shows
There are 2 comments on 1 of this month's shows:
- hpr3328 (2021-05-05) "Pandas Part 2" by Enigma.
- Comment 1: b-yeezi on 2021-05-05: "Another great show"
- Comment 2: b-yeezi on 2021-05-05: "One more speed gain"
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Older HPR shows on archive.org
This month 16 additional shows in the range 1-870 have been uploaded to the Internet Archive.
Since we don't want to upload shows without summaries or tags the old shows and tag and summary projects are now tied together. So we will be all the more welcoming of tag and summary updates submitted as described on the summary page.
Tags and Summaries
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