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 • 94 Ratings

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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Faces of Open Source - Peter Adams

    Faces of Open Source - Peter Adams

    Photographer Peter Adams joins Doc Searls and Simon Phipps on FLOSS Weekly. The Mount Rushmore of Open Source is Adams' "Faces of Open Source," which is 100 faces strong so far. Including the faces of Searls and Phipps. Adams talks about the project, plus the history and future of open source, blockchain and NFTs, his work as a journalist, historian, entrepreneur.

    Hosts: Doc Searls and Simon Phipps

    Guest: Peter Adams

    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.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Open Source and Construction - Mary Hodder

    Open Source and Construction - Mary Hodder

    Silicon Valley technology veteran, Mary Hodder, joins Doc Searls and Aaron Newcomb on FLOSS Weekly to talk open source in construction. Home construction is the original open-source field, and nobody knows more about making it work than Hodder. Where does open source fit in the world of construction and building codes? Hodder details it all on FLOSS Weekly.

    Hosts: Doc Searls and Aaron Newcomb

    Guest: Mary Hodder

    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:
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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Decentralizing Social Networks - James Vasile

    Decentralizing Social Networks - James Vasile

    Can social media be decentralized? James Vasile of Open Tech Strategies and DSNP is working on several projects at once toward that goal. Vasile touches on these goals and much more including the fediverse, palgorithms (personal algorithms), advantages and limits of clouds and blockchains. It's a fascinating, wide-ranging discussion with Doc Searls and Jonathan Bennett of FLOSS Weekly.

    Hosts: Doc Searls and Jonathan Bennett

    Guest: James Vasile

    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.

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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Open Firmware - Daniel Maslowski

    Open Firmware - Daniel Maslowski

    Daniel Maslowski joins Doc Searls and Dan Lynch to talk about open firmware. Open firmware is an almost ironic term, especially for IP cameras, given the proprietary purposes of most manufacturers. There is a large and active community of code and developments around open firmware, led largely in part by Maslowski.

    Hosts: Doc Searls and Dan Lynch

    Guest: Daniel Maslowski

    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.

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    • 54 min
    Pop!_OS and System76 - Carl Richell, Pop!_OS

    Pop!_OS and System76 - Carl Richell, Pop!_OS

    Carl Richell, founder and CEO of System76 joins Jonathan Bennett and Shawn Powers on FLOSS Weekly. He's been selling Linux laptops and desktops for years, and now leads the team behind the easy-to-use Pop!_OS One of his biggest fans, Leo Laporte, also joins the show. Open Firmware, what's new in the OS, and the perfect hardware for keyboard nerds and upcoming news for System 76 are part of the show discussions. Bennett finally gets the scoop behind the "Pop!_OS" name. A fun show with great discussions.

    Hosts: Jonathan Bennett, Shawn Powers, and Leo Laporte

    Guest: Carl Richell

    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 4 min
    Gluu and Open Source Digital ID - Mike Schwartz

    Gluu and Open Source Digital ID - Mike Schwartz

    Mike Schwartz of Gluu.org joins Doc Searls and Jonathan Bennett on FLOSS Weekly. In a world where cloud native and containers are widely used, digital identity poses a critical challenge. No one person knows more about making digital ID work than Schwartz. Gluu is an open source option which offers secure authentication for both internal and external applications in the enterprise.

    Hosts: Doc Searls and Jonathan Bennett

    Guest: Mike Schwartz

    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.

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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 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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