Linux Outlaws 108 - Developer Shakedown
On Linux Outlaws this week: Linux kernel development accelerating, Xboxes failing left and right, Danish developer fights Viasat on GPL, Twitdroid review and much, much more as always.
0:01:40 | Introduction
- Linux gurus and their ham radio callsigns — Alan Cox: GW4PTS, Ted Ts’o: VE7RJT, Bruce Perens: K6BP and Bdale Garbee: KB0G
- Wikimedia receives $500,000 from Hewlett Foundation
- Astrid is open source and on Launchpad — thanks to Bernd (@brot) for the tip
- Happy birthday to Ben (@seawolf) and YaManicKill
- Beer of the Week: Amager Bryghus Rated XX
0:11:10 | Releases & News
- CentOS 4.8
- KMyMoney 1.0
- Linus says the vendor-sec security list is useless — as evidenced by the handling of the recent critical kernel bug
- Chromium gains 64-bit support
- openSUSE defaults back to KDE
- GIMP to go (L)GPL3
- Danish developer fights Viasat on GPL infringements — Wired article about NDS
- Report says Linux dev community growing, 5 patches accepted every hour
- Famous Ruby dev “Why the Lucky Stiff” vanishes suddenly
- Tip: Great Ubuntu themes from the Bisigi project
0:39:34 | Microwatch
- The Xbox has a failure rate of 54.2%! — Microsoft has basically confirmed this
- According to Sophos, Windows 7’s “XP mode” is a big security risk
0:48:38 | Android App Pick
- Twidroid (free) — The Twitter/identi.ca client for Android
Pro version to be released on Friday for €3.49.
0:52:30 | Feedback
- Donations: David F. and Stephen K.
- Forums: GIMPed pics of Fab wearing a Les Paul
- Frank Bell tells us about the upcoming Hans Reiser special on TruTV: “Programmed For Murder” — awesome!
- Dan Dart (the Cloud Man) pimps the fuck out of his cloud OS
- Landrash directs us to look at the movie Planet Outlaws which is now in the public domain, some samples from this are at the beginning of the episode and at the very end — download it here
- Eric Thompson opened a thread on the forum about meeting up with Dan in Portland
- Leslie I’Anson is organizing a big event in Manchester for Software Freedom Day on September 19
- David Wetta agrees with Dan on Security Now and suggests an alternative computer security podcast
- Kevin Chandler sent us a nice email saying he’s just had his A-Level results and gotten a place at Derby University which is not too far from Wolverhampton, he will also be at see us OggCamp event in October — he also really enjoyed the return of the gaming section, as did many others
- Other emails this week from Les “Quarter” Pounder, Daniel Drummond, Rick (not that one) Floyd, Myles Wakeham, Jay Forrest, Jonathan Groll, Iwan van der Kleijn and our friend Morten
- Check out Salvage Digital Radio, mostly broadcasting weekends at the moment but perhaps more in future (Linux Outlaws is on it of course)
Song: Theme From EEVIAC by Man Or Astroman? from the album Man Or Astroman? Live at Maida Vale BBC Studios — Suggested by Michael Wheeler
The theme music for this podcast is a song called “Sudo Modprobe”, it was written by Fab and produced and performed by Dan and Fab. The artwork for the album cover and the site including the Outlaw Tux was created by Fab. All material in this podcast is released under the Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0 license, except the music at the end of the show which is always licensed under the Creative Commons license specified by the artist under the provided link.