10 episodes

We're not talking dentistry here; FLOSS is all about Free Libre Open Source Software. Join host Doc Searls and his rotating panel of co-hosts as they talk with the most interesting and important people in the Open Source and Free Software community.

Although the show is no longer in production at TWiT, you can enjoy episodes from our archives.

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    • 4.5 • 100 Ratings

We're not talking dentistry here; FLOSS is all about Free Libre Open Source Software. Join host Doc Searls and his rotating panel of co-hosts as they talk with the most interesting and important people in the Open Source and Free Software community.

Although the show is no longer in production at TWiT, you can enjoy episodes from our archives.

    FLOSS Weekly Continues at Hackaday - Hackaday is the new home of FLOSS Weekly

    FLOSS Weekly Continues at Hackaday - Hackaday is the new home of FLOSS Weekly

    FLOSS Weekly continues with Jonathan Bennett at its new home at Hackaday

    Visit hackaday.com/floss or search your favorite podcatcher to subscribe.

    Host: Jonathan Bennett

    • 37 sec
    We Won! - The Victories of Free Software and Open Source

    We Won! - The Victories of Free Software and Open Source

    Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, Dan Lynch, Simon Phipps, and Leo Laporte gather to celebrate the final victory of free software and open source—and the final FLOSS Weekly as well.

    Hosts: Doc Searls, Katherine Druckman, Dan Lynch, and Simon Phipps

    Guest: Leo Laporte

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly

    Think your open source project should be on FLOSS Weekly? Email floss@twit.tv.

    Thanks to Lullabot's Jeff Robbins, web designer and musician, for our theme music.

    Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    Sponsors:
    bitwarden.com/twit
    kolide.com/floss

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Making Money In Open Source - Adam Jacob, Chef & System Initiative

    Making Money In Open Source - Adam Jacob, Chef & System Initiative

    Adam Jacob talks with Doc Searls and Shawn Powers about making money in open source, based on his long experience with Chef, System Initiative, and other development communities that are also businesses.

    Hosts: Doc Searls and Shawn Powers

    Guest: Adam Jacob

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly

    Think your open source project should be on FLOSS Weekly? Email floss@twit.tv.

    Thanks to Lullabot's Jeff Robbins, web designer and musician, for our theme music.

    Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    Sponsor:
    fastmail.com/twit

    • 1 hr 12 min
    ActivityPub Crawl - Evan Prodromou on ActivityPub & OpenEarth

    ActivityPub Crawl - Evan Prodromou on ActivityPub & OpenEarth

    Doc Searls and Jonathan Bennett go deep into what's happening in the fediverse with Evan Prodromou, the co-creator of ActivityPub, the open protocol behind Mastodon and other truly social networks on the Internet.

    Hosts: Doc Searls and Jonathan Bennett

    Guest: Evan Prodromou

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly

    Think your open source project should be on FLOSS Weekly? Email floss@twit.tv.

    Thanks to Lullabot's Jeff Robbins, web designer and musician, for our theme music.

    Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Raiders of the Lost Source - Rocky and Oracle Unbreakable Linux, OpenAI Shakeup

    Raiders of the Lost Source - Rocky and Oracle Unbreakable Linux, OpenAI Shakeup

    Doc Searls and Dan Lynch explore long-standing ethical and technical imperatives of the free software and open source movements, and the wild new challenges they face in an age of AI that is still just beginning.

    Hosts: Doc Searls and Dan Lynch

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly

    Think your open source project should be on FLOSS Weekly? Email floss@twit.tv.

    Thanks to Lullabot's Jeff Robbins, web designer and musician, for our theme music.

    Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    Sponsors:
    kolide.com/floss
    bitwarden.com/twit
    fastmail.com/twit

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Noodling Around with OpenZiti - Philip Griffiths, OpenZiti and Secure Networking

    Noodling Around with OpenZiti - Philip Griffiths, OpenZiti and Secure Networking

    Philip Griffiths of OpenZiti explains to Doc Searls, Shawn Powers, and Jonathan Bennett how OpenZiti is on its way to becoming the Linux of secure networking.

    An overview of OpenZiti and how it implements zero trust principles by putting private networks inside applications.
    How OpenZiti functions similarly to a VPN.
    OpenZiti's security and how it authorizes connections.
    Hosts: Doc Searls, Shawn Powers, and Jonathan Bennett

    Guest: Philip Griffiths

    Download or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weekly

    Think your open source project should be on FLOSS Weekly? Email floss@twit.tv.

    Thanks to Lullabot's Jeff Robbins, web designer and musician, for our theme music.

    Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
100 Ratings

100 Ratings

PaulFranz ,

Great Podcast about Open Source Projects

The variety of projects that are interviewed on the podcast is great. Every so often there is a dud. But definitely a podcast that gives the listener an excellent idea of the many open source projects out there.

jsphillips86 ,

Audio Quality

Tried this show again since I haven’t listened in a few years. The audio is terrible. I couldn’t continue listening with the static.

IAmNotYouOkay ,

Labor of love that is starting to be more labor than love.

I have listened to FLOSS Weekly since episode 1 and have always enjoyed hearing about the wide variety of open source projects that I wouldn’t have been exposed to otherwise. The sound levels are always good and the voice quality is as good as Skype can provide. However, here has been a steady decline in the quality of the show in 2019 but I still tune in as it is still in my weekly “Must Listen” list, although I don’t know if that will hold true by the end of 2019. I understand that the logistics of booking guests and cohosts can be difficult, but I hope Randal will rekindle his enthusiasm and right the ship. Recently there was a show that featured a guest that wasn’t even talking about an open source project. I think we have finally got through every blockchain project out there and if that is your thing, not mine, go and check the past episodes. The entire back catalogue is a good resource to learn more about projects that can meet a need you are having or would like to explore.

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