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 / 16:30 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 / 16:30 UTC.

    Open Mainframe Project - John Mertic

    Open Mainframe Project - John Mertic

    John Mertic of the Linux Foundation joins Doc Searls and Aaron Newcomb of FLOSS Weekly. The Linux Foundation only gets bigger, more interesting and more important for the FLOSS world. There's nobody better to talk to about all of it than Mertic, Director of Program Management for this "foundation of foundations." In a conversation that ranges both deep and wide, and is packed with interesting details regarding the Open Mainframe Project, Linux Foundation and even COBOL developers.

    Hosts: Doc Searls and Aaron Newcomb

    Guest: John Mertic

    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.

    Sponsors:
    Bitwarden.com/twit
    Technology Powers X - FLOSS

    • 1 hr 5 min
    MNM Mail - Email Solution

    MNM Mail - Email Solution

    Email solution.

    Liam Breck joins Doc Searls and Dan Lynch on FLOSS Weekly to discuss email of today. Given its role as a massively popular way to commit cybercrime, it's easy to see email as a problem that needs a solution. That's what Breck sees, and why he has created MNM Mail, which he calls "a legitimate email replacement: a client, a server, and a simple protocol between them... designed for everyone." In this episode Liam joins Doc Searls and Dan Lynch, explaining how mnm works, why the world needs it, and how developers and business folk can join in to help improve it and drive adoption.

    Hosts: Doc Searls and Dan Lynch

    Guest: Liam Breck

    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.

    Sponsors:
    Technology Powers X - FLOSS
    linode.com/floss

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Keith Packard - Freedesktop.org, X System

    Keith Packard - Freedesktop.org, X System

    Freedesktop.org, X System.

    Free software legend, Keith Packard, the prime mover behind the X Window System and Freedesktop.org joins Doc Searls and Simon Phipps on FLOSS Weekly. A range of topics are discussed including the controversy of Richard Stallman returning to the Free Software Foundation (FSF) board of directors. Packard also shares why it's important to get involved with hardware, working operating systems versus containers and even his rocketry hobby.

    Hosts: Doc Searls and Simon Phipps

    Guest: Keith Packard

    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 6 min
    Dries Buytaert and Drupal - Drupal

    Dries Buytaert and Drupal - Drupal

    Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman are joined by Katherine's boss at Acquia, Dries Buytaert, who is also famously the creator and alpha maintainer of Drupal, the open source content management framework. Dries talks about how Drupal started out as a college dorm project, turned in to a blogging platform, and has since grown to run some of the world's largest, most active and important websites—all while growing a great many development and usage communities.

    Hosts: Doc Searls and Katherine Druckman

    Guest: Dries Buytaert

    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 4 min
    TiddlyWiki - Jeremy Ruston

    TiddlyWiki - Jeremy Ruston

    Jeremy Ruston, creator and maintainer of TiddlyWiki, joins Doc Searls and Jonathan Bennett on FLOSS Weekly for a lively hour that goes by fast. It's so interesting as Ruston shares how he invented TiddlyWiki almost by accident, and how quickly every new use (and there is no limit to those) expanded the community and the code base with contributors and users all over the world working together to acquire what Jeremy calls "superpowers" of utility and creation.

    Hosts: Doc Searls and Jonathan Bennett

    Guest: Jeremy Ruston

    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 6 min
    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

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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