10 episodes

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

Records live every Wednesday at 12:30pm Eastern / 9:30am Pacific / 17:30 UTC.

FLOSS Weekly (Audio‪)‬ TWiT TV

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    • 4.5 • 93 Ratings

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

Records live every Wednesday at 12:30pm Eastern / 9:30am Pacific / 17:30 UTC.

    Notetaking With Dendron - Kevin Lin and Dendron

    Notetaking With Dendron - Kevin Lin and Dendron

    Kevin Lin and Dendron.

    Kevin Lin joins Jonathan Bennett and Katherine Druckman to talk about Dendron, a note-taking application built on top of VSCode. After many years of taking notes, Kevin found himself with a massive, unmanageable personal knowledge store. None of the existing note-taking applications quite solved his problem, so Kevin did the only reasonable thing, and wrote his own. On this episode of FLOSS Weekly, Lin covers some of his design decisions, including building Dendron on VSCode and Javascript, and helps us understand how Dendron can help tame the jungle of personal knowledge.

    Hosts: Jonathan Bennett and Katherine Druckman

    Guest: Kevin Lin

    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.

    Sponsor:
    linode.com/floss

    • 1 hr
    Rust - Steve Klabnik & Rust

    Rust - Steve Klabnik & Rust

    Steve Klabnik joins Doc Searls and Shawn Powers to talk about Rust. Rust, which was started at Mozilla, has grown to become one of the world's most relied-upon and fastest growing programming languages. Klabnik literally wrote the book on Rust. In the show, he visits how it differs from C++ and other alternatives, some of the many ways it is used, the large and familiar names (e.g. DropBox) that depend on it, the community culture around it, how open source and free software work are changing as we move toward a post-COVID world.

    Hosts: Doc Searls and Shawn Powers

    Guest: Steve Klabnik

    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.

    Sponsor:
    Melissa.com/twit

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Open Source in the Workplace - Open Source Business Model

    Open Source in the Workplace - Open Source Business Model

    Open source business model.

    How is open source utilized in the workplace? On this episode of FLOSS Weekly, veteran co-hosts Aaron Newcomb and Jonathan Bennett join Doc Searls in a lively discussion of open source news in workplaces—both professional and personal. Topics include: open source business and business models; involvements of Google, Microsoft and IBM in making open source history; a Microsoft repository showing up in the Raspberry Pi Linux; hacking current and retro gear; open hardware, including open FPGAs and RISC-V; and much more.

    Hosts: Doc Searls, Aaron Newcomb, and Jonathan Bennett

    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.

    Sponsor:
    linode.com/floss

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Software Heritage - Robert Di Cosmo, Software Archives

    Software Heritage - Robert Di Cosmo, Software Archives

    Software Heritage is an extraordinary, yet necessary effort to save all the world's software in all its versions and generations for all time. This effort is to help make historical source code accessible to everyone, but this initiative does come with many challenges. Naturally, Software Heritage is started with open source code and principles. Doc Searls and Simon Phipps talk in much length and depth on all of it, with founder & CEO Roberto Di Cosmo.

    Hosts: Doc Searls and Simon Phipps

    Guest: Roberto Di Cosmo

    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.

    Sponsor:
    barracuda.com/floss

    • 1 hr 9 min
    OBS.Ninja - Steve Seguin, Open Source Video Conferencing

    OBS.Ninja - Steve Seguin, Open Source Video Conferencing

    Steve Seguin & open-source video conferencing.

    Steve Seguin of OBS.Ninja joins Doc Searls and Aaron Newcomb to discuss his exciting open source project. OBS Ninja gives you a peer-to-peer way to do video conferencing and much more via your browser as it features super-low latency and other tools to make your video conference experience better. The UI and performance qualities are so good, in fact, that we enjoyed using OBS Ninja to produce this week's episode of FLOSS Weekly.

    Hosts: Doc Searls and Aaron Newcomb

    Guest: Steve Seguin

    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.

    • 58 min
    Ethics and Open Source - Openbase, Elastic vs AWS

    Ethics and Open Source - Openbase, Elastic vs AWS

    Openbase, Elastic vs AWS.

    Matt Asay believes we need a new way to think about open source. This comes on the heels of the Elastic vs AWS controversy. Shawn Powers and new co-host Katherine Druckman join Doc Searls in a lively discussion of ethics and open source on FLOSS Weekly. The panel takes a look at three efforts currently making news: the Ethical Source Movement; Matt Asay's Infoworld post titled A New Way To Think About Open Source; and Openbase, which Venturebeat says "wants to be the Yelp for open source software packages."

    Hosts: Doc Searls, Shawn Powers, and Katherine Druckman

    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.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
93 Ratings

93 Ratings

babyfacedavid ,

Great way to discover new projects

Before I had kids and a business I had plenty of time to play with open source software. Now, however, FLOSS weekly is a great way for me to keep up with new projects that I would normally have time to discover.

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.

Zaaj02 ,

Still going strong

Amazing there’s been a 12 year gap in reviews and this podcast is still going strong. I’ve been following it for much of its history and attribute much of my ability to keep abreast of developments in the Open Source world to this podcast. Keep up the great work!

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