Linux Outlaws 52 - Not Sponsored by Dell
101:56 minutes, 46.7 MB — Download or play
In the longest Linux Outlaws to date, Dan and Fab talk lots of open source as well as freedom-hating and interview Evan Prodromou from identi.ca about his Laconica project.
Introduction and Housekeeping (01:03)
- We have a very long show for you this week, including a great and pretty detailed interview
- Fab forgot to thank TLLTS last week for massively supporting us again, we are making up for that this week
- Andreas Gohr, the man behind DokuWiki, told Fab about FrOSCON and he’ll try to get down there and check it out
Releases and News (05:32)
- paldo GNU/Linux 1.15
- Scientific Linux 5.2 “Live CD/DVD”
- EnGarde Secure Linux 3.0.20
- German government wants to ban all porn and proposes podcasting license (German story)
- First open source license ruled enforceable — yay!!
- Novell extends evilness
- Canonical joins Linux Foundation
- Dell introduces instant-on Linux with some of their laptops
- Dell Mini Inspiron 910
- SecondLife rolling out Mono servers
- Transgaming to intro SecuROM DRM with Cider
- Debian turns 15 — Happy Birthday!
- OpenGL to reconcile developers with 3.1?
- Completely Free Nessus fork: OpenVAS — Linux Basement episode on Nessus
- A look at some snazzy new Android features
- Massive iFail 3G
The Interview (29:05)
We interview Evan Prodromou of identi.ca (@evan) about open source (especially in conjunction with network services), free content, “microblogging” and how the creation of Laconica came about. During the course of the session we also cover some weirdnesses of the French language, Evan’s use of Linux and how he first installed it, his thoughts on the OpenMoko FreeRunner and much more.
Listener Feedback (81:14)
- Johan Burell asks us for our opinion on this article — the question is basically if Linux is ready for mass adoption (forum topic)
- 5 Zune Dave thinks Apple is more evil than Microsoft and wants our opinion
- Andrew Sullivan tells us about the Ontario Linux Fest and invites us along
- Chess Griffin of Linux Reality congratulates us on our 50th episode
- Simon Mikkelson tells us why he converts our Oggs into mp3s at his end (using BashPodder)
- Snack Machine B says he has no problems with our files on his Cowon players
- Dylan Coakley asks Fab if he ever tried Hoegaarden and appologises for giving us shit at LugRadio Live about our files not working on his phone
- MalkorTheTechie send us some pretty funny bumpers for the show, which we play
Before we wrap it up, we also mention that Dell is now providing extended warranty for those broken NVIDIA chipsets.
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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-NC-SA 3.0 license.