Linux Outlaws 72 - Gotta Bloody Stick o' Gelignite
This week we talk about the Palm Pre, the Movit Mini from GiiNii, MySQL developers not being welcome in Australia, iTunes going DRM-free and we also bring you an interview with Campbell Barton of Big Buck Bunny fame.
This show is dedicated to Debian developer Thiemo Seufer, who was killed in a car crash in Germany on December 26.
[0 hrs 2 mins 34 secs]
- Thanks to Richard Querin for the intro clip of Mr. Burns, very fitting
- Helios teacher story follow-up — thanks to JonTheNiceGuy for the reminder
- Check out FLOSS Manuals — GPL-licensed manuals, a bit like a wiki
- Fab recommends the movie The Wrestler — awesome film!
[0 hrs 10 mins 24 secs]
Open Source Releases
- MythDora 10.21
- Absolute Linux 12.2.1
- Network Security Toolkit 1.8.1
- pfSense 1.2.2
- gnuLinEx 0.5-2
- Topologilinux 7.0.1
- pure:dyne GNU/Linux Leek & Potato
- Palm Pre announcement — more on this topic
- Funambol’s CEO sees AGPL as essential for FOSS in cloud computing’s future
- New Android-powered WiFi tablet from GiiNii — Android really gets around these days…
- Australia denies MySQL devs visas, says open source poses unfair competition to local businesses — WTF!? Arseholes!
- Vietnam government set to go 100% open source
- iTunes goes completely DRM-free
- Free NIN album tops 2008 Amazon MP3 Store download charts
- SCO reorganising to finance lawsuits — which they’ve been losing for ages…
[0 hrs 35 mins 46 secs]
Interview: Campbell Barton
We talk to Campbell Barton from the Blender Foundation about his work on Big Buck Bunny and Yo Frankie! (check out the level competition) as well as his background in F/OSS, his freelance work and his involvement in Blender development. We also ask him about Blender as a video editor, the state of video editors in Linux in general, the Blender Game Engine and lots of other topics. He also answers some questions from our forums. The Blender Foundation’s next project (another movie) is codenamed “Durian”, hopefully Campbell will work on that as well.
[1 hrs 8 mins 20 secs]
- Jack (Bauer? O’Neill?) wrote to say he enjoys the show and also asks if we could mention StaffsLUG since he’s trying to revive it
- Morgan wrote to tell us that he thinks Srivastava is pronounced “sree-VAH-stuh-vah”
- Reine wrote and told us that a trisquel is a Celtic sign
- Tony Ciak tells us about get_iplayer
- the glza explains to us that ext4 will make our systems boot faster and also supports file sizes up to 16 TB
- Jenifer sent us the song for this show and also clarifies that the 30 GB Zune bug was Toshiba’s fault
- We also got emails from Glenmo, Tabidachi, Brian Hoose, Frank Bell and Joe Foy from Chester LUG
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.