Linux Luddites

not all change is progress

October 11, 2015

Episode #57

Direct download links: MP3 & Ogg

0:03:47 News
0:47:21 OggCamp interview

This week Joe and Jesse were joined by Andrew Gregory, who is probably best known for reaching the semi-final of University Challenge. Oh, and for being part of the excellent Linux Voice magazine and podcast.

In the news, we reported on the Linux Foundation’s suggestion that without Linux we’d all be wearing bear skins and rubbing sticks together for fire. And both with a couple of kernel devs vocally leaving that project, and the FSF turning 30, appropriate and effective communication came further under the spotlight. Later in the show, and with just three weeks to this year’s OggCamp, Joe talked about the joys of the unconference with Les Pounder.

0:00:45 Intro

We are delighted to welcome Andrew Gregory as a guest host. Andrew is deputy editor of Linux Voice magazine, and listeners will probably recognise him from the Linux Voice Podcast.

0:03:47 News

Linux Foundation Says Open Source Code Worth $5 Billion
World Without Linux Video Series Debuts, gets frosty reception
Kernel developer quits, citing toxic community; Matthew Garrett Follows suit
The Free Software Foundation turns 30

Google Announces New Hardware, Android 6.0 M; Nexus Factory images available
Android Lollipop remains less prevalent than both KitKat and Jelly Bean as Marshmallow debuts
HTC exec deems monthly Android security update guarantee ‘unrealistic’
Free and open source Android framework attempts to replace Google Play Services
Google Chromebooks: The most popular classroom computing device
Android X86 5.1 rc1 released

Odds and ends
How many Ubuntu Phones there are?
Reglue needs help
Raspbian Jessie is here

0:47:21 Interview with Les Pounder about OggCamp

Les Pounder (AKA The Chief) is one of the main organisers of this year’s OggCamp. It’s a really great event that brings together Open Source, Free Software and Free Culture enthusiasts from all over the world. It’s happening in Liverpool, UK on 31st October and 1st November 2015. All three Luddites will be there along with Andrew and Graham from Linux Voice. It’s free to attend so come along!


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