Linux Outlaws 115 - GNUbucks Coffee
On this show, which has been massively delayed due to Fab being taken out by the flu, we talk about GNU Bucks, Alan Turing being nominated for knighthood, Linux saving an Aussie power company and we also get into a massive discussion about sexism in the community.
0:00:58 | Introduction
- Apparently RMS said that Miguel “is a traitor to FSF’s core values” — we just wanted to clarify that, it is still not clear that RMS actually said anything like that at all
- People are now being served on Twitter — this will all end in tears!
- Ryan Paul from Ars Technica on the Cyanogen controversy and Google’s problems with being fully open — interesting read
- Astrid now has widget support
- OggCamp is getting close now — we are planning to have a limited number of souvenir mugs for people, donate at least 5 quid towards the event & take an awesome souvenir home!
- OggCamp Sponsors: BitFolk, The Open Learning Centre, Canonical, Viglen, Linux Emporium & Pokebook — Media partner: Linux Format
- Beer of the Week: Holsten Pilsener
0:15:39 | Releases & News
- Calculate Linux 9.9
- m0n0wall 1.236
- Astaro Security Gateway 7.5
- Untangle Gateway 7.0
- Plamo Linux 4.7
- GoblinX 3.0 “G:Standard”
- Sabayon Linux 5.0
- SystemRescueCd 1.3.1
- Gentoo Linux 10.0
- Looks like the Pirate Bay is not going to get bought after all — side note: one of the judges removed from the appeal is working for Spotify!?
- SFLC Bilski brief: Software should not be patentable
- Turing nominated for knighthood — more about Alan Turing
- The Geek Atlas
- FSF offers “GNU Bucks” for finding nonfree works in free distributions — more information
- Linux saves Aussie power company from outage
- More in-depth look at Google Wave from Ars Technica
0:54:43 | Microwatch
0:59:13 | In-Depth Topic
- Fab’s boot video
We also discuss the whole debate about Mark Shuttleworth and his alleged sexist comment at LinuxCon which drags us into a complete rathole about sexism and alledged sexism in the community.
Android App Pick: Robo Defense (free trial or $2.99), a tower defense game for Android
1:27:11 | Feedback
- Audio Feedback: George aka. SndChaser chimes in with a quick review of the Cowon iAudio U5
- Donations: Thanks a lot to Ryan K., Scott F. and Gerd F. — you guys keep the show going!
- Forums: Some listeners have nominated us for the Podcast Awards — yay!
- Dean Thomson sent us some gaming related news about the idTech5 engine from id Software
- Hanna-Kaisa Hakamaa from Finland discovered that she really is a geek inside and tells us that she enjoys the show
- Jonathan tells us about GNOME SlackBuild, a one-command installation of Gnome for Slackware
- BigJim says we should check out Smoothwall
- Ben made some alternative album art for us
- Other emails by Mike Emerick, Nokes, Igor Wawrzyniak, Juan Mares and Giovanni Pellegrini — also thanks to Jay N. Forrest from the Linux User Podcast for sending us his thoughts on the CodePlex Foundation.
Slightly unfortunate song choice by Dan this week…
Song: Swedish Ladies from the album The Darker The Sky Is The Brighter The Stars Shine by Jonay
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.