[Hpr] Apologies to the Linux Inlaws

Kevin O'Brien zwilnik at zwilnik.com
Sat Sep 3 13:59:05 PDT 2022

I think you are misstating the issue at hand. I don't think anyone had
any problem with the content, or at least I haven't heard anyone make
that claim. If Chris and Martin had recorded exactly the same shows as
simply members of the HPR community and not branding them as a
separate podcast I think that would have been welcome from day one.

This is of course just my personal opinion, and anyone is free to disagree.


Kevin B. O'Brien
zwilnik at zwilnik.com

“People shouldn't be afraid of their government. Governments should be
afraid of their people.” - Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

On Sat, Sep 3, 2022 at 12:45 PM Jason Dodd <jason.s.dodd at gmail.com> wrote:
> This whole thing has moved me firmly into the listener side of the
> house. If Linux Inlaws isn't for HPR, none of my content would be.
> On 9/3/22 12:40, Ken Fallon wrote:
> > Apologies this also needs to go to the HPR list.
> >
> > On 2022-08-20 04:10, Ken Fallon wrote:
> >> TL;DR Ken wakes up to find out he is wrong (again) and owes the Linux
> >> InLaws and apology.
> >>
> >> Hi All,
> >>
> >> I've had some time to stand back and think about how I handled this
> >> situation and I owe the Linux Inlaws an apology.
> >>
> >> As they have stated several times, from their point of view nothing
> >> has changed since their joining HPR. They believed and believe HPR to
> >> be a Podcast Hosting Platform and have used it as such in good faith.
> >> I now see that in that light they have done all that was asked of
> >> them and more.
> >>
> >> In forgetting that we were bootstrapping their podcast, and getting
> >> frustrated at their apparent flouting of the Syndication rule, I have
> >> done HPR and the Linux Inlaws a disservice. They have not done
> >> anything wrong.
> >>
> >> I would like to apologies to all concerned.
> >>
> >> Unfortunately as I spent so much effort proving HPR is not a Podcast
> >> Hosting Platform, I am now left with the problem of dealing with a
> >> FLOSS Podcast without a home. This is not a good look, and is exactly
> >> the opposite of what I was trying to achieve.
> >>
> >> The InLaws will need some time to transition to their own hosting
> >> site. Their schedule is recorded several months in advance, so they
> >> will need the time to migrate in an orderly fashion. The move to new
> >> hosting would need to get ironed out, as well as notifying their
> >> listeners as to the change that is happening, and we need to make
> >> sure that the feeds redirect automatically.
> >>
> >> I would like to ask the HPR Community's tolerance for this exception
> >> for say a period of six months or so, so that they can round off
> >> Season 1 here on HPR in good order. I also hope that that extra time
> >> will give me the opportunity to mend some fences.
> >>
> >> Suffice to say I owe Martin, Chris and indeed Yannick some beers at
> >> FOSDEM for this mess.
> >>
> >
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