Linux Outlaws 74 - Specialist Videos
This time, we talk about QT being LGPL licensed now, governments moving to Linux, Royal Navy warships getting Windows-pwn3d, university flirting lessons for geeks and much more, as usual.
[0 hrs 1 mins 20 secs]
- We apologise for calling Patrick Archibald by a wrong name on Episode 71
- Check out the new LO blog
- We had to reschedule our interview with Miguel de Icaza to Episode 75
- Check out the Linux Outlaws group on identi.ca — post to it by using !linuxoutlaws
- Have a look at Dan’s new blog as well
- There was a really cool speech by Eben Moglen about intelectual property and patents on Episode 0x05 of the Software Freedom Law Show — we recommend everyone listen to that!
- What the hell happened to Linux.com?
[0 hrs 11 mins 30 secs]
Open Source Releases
- ALT Linux 4.1.1
- Ubuntu 8.04.2
- Sabayon Linux 4 “LiteMCE”
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3
- Granular Linux 1.0
- CrunchBang Linux 8.10.02 & CrunchEee 8.10.02
- FreeNAS 0.69
- Ubuntu 9.04 Alpha 3
- Seagate seems to have problems with their hard drives
- Google to open source Jaiku — does this move come too late to save it?
- QT re-licensed under the LGPL
- Linux Foundation “I am Linux” video contest
- Ubiquiti offers $200,000 to write them an open source driver & GUI — thanks to Brendan Minish for mailing this in
- Scott McNealy of Sun has been asked to prepare a paper for the Obama administration about switching the government to open source — more background details
- Podiobooks is going open source — thanks to Steve Bickle for the tip
- Russians to ditch M$ and going to Linux for their government? — in Soviet Russia… (Emailed by Selcal)
- Wikipedia drafts move to Creative Commons
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- Royal Navy Windows-powered warships pwn3d — the same virus was affecting an hospital in Sheffield apparently (thanks to Alex Harrington for his email on that)
[0 hrs 59 mins 12 secs]
- Dan Worth from Brighton, CO USA enjoys the show and tells us about his podcast
- Kevin Vaughn asks about MythTV on an AppleTV
- Ted Streit telld us that Linux Format used one of our episodes when demonstrating a command-line mp3 decoder in issue 115 — awesome!
- Matthew Stahl asks us about our opinion on Boxee
- Morgan bugs us about pronouncing Indian names again
- Jan Bylczynski sent us an interesting link to video of someone running Fennec the mini Firefox on an electronic paper display powered by a Linux-based Gumstix board, he also says Fab should do Flensburger Pilsner for Beer of the Week (which Fab kind of did in Episode 34)
- Luke Platypuss tells us about his experiences with our podcast and also running Sabayon
- Glenn from British Columbia says OS X has much better package management than Linux
Peter Cannon actually enjoyed our last song!
Thanks to Phillip Heron, Ian Cornwall, Kevan Vautier, Michael Spannbauer, Raindog, Christian Farrow, Steve Redditt, Andrew Williams, Antti Kaihola and Eric Mastic for even more emails
Song: The “I’m A Linux” song to a video from the Linux Foundation video contest
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.