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A casual podcast about user freedom
Episode 21: Command Line Culture
Chris and Serge take a walk down memory lane of old computers, programming environments and the command line. During this trip, they deconstruct the appeal of the command line, unix culture and ways that the aesthetics of the terminal have held us back. Links: Commodore VIC-20 (wikipedia)Commodore 64 (wikipedia)MS DOS (wikipedia)Freedos (a Free Software DOS replacement)QBasic (wikipedia)FreeBASIC (a Free Software BASIC)GEOS (wikipedia)Unix Philosophy (wikipedia)REPL (wikipedia)In the...
Episode 20: ActivityPub Part 3
In this episode of Libre Lounge, Chris and Serge continue exploring ActivityPub. They use this episode to discuss webfinger, http signatures and some of the parts of the ActivityPub protocol that are less well understood. Listen to Part 1 Here Listen to Part 2 Here Links: ActivityPub Webfinger HTTP Signatures 5 Day Wait time in SMTP ActivityPub Federation, Deniel of Service
Episode 7: Free, Remix and Youtube Culture
In this episode of Libre Lounge, Serge and Chris talk about the Free Culture movement and contrast it with other forms of Free Culture online, including the Remix movement and "Youtube culture". Links: Definition of Free Cultural Works (freedomdefined.org)Karl Fogel's Talk on the History of Copyright (youtube.com)QuestionCopyright.org's Minute Memes (questioncopyright.org)Youtube Copyright Issues (wikipedia)Free Culture Book by Lawrence Lessig (free-culture.cc)Remix: Making Art and...
Episode 6: Free Software Video Games!
In this first of the year episode, Chris and Serge take a break from heady topics and talk about a few of their favorite Free Software video games. Show links: NethackNew ATI Card Pushes Limits of ASCII GamingExtreme Tux RacerDungeon Crawl Stone SoupGlobulation 2Pixel DungeonKobo DeluxeFrozen BubbleEndless SkyBarbie Seahorse AdventuresEmpty Epsilon
Episode 5: Karen Sandler and Software Freedom Conservancy
In their first interview, Chris and Serge interview Karen Sandler, Executive Director of Software Freedom Conservancy, Founder of Outreachy, and co-host of the Free as in Freedom podcast. Show Links: Software Freedom Conservancy (sfconservancy.org)Become a Software Freedom Conservancy Supporter! (sfconservancy.org)Free as in Freedom (faif.us)Git's Email from Karen (public-inbox.org)Gender Patch Study (livescience.com)Dark Hands and Soap Dispenders (mic.com)Audio from Software Freedom with...
Episode 4: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and Free Software
In this episode of Libre Lounge, Chris sits down with Serge to talk about the Universal Declaration of Human rights and discuss how they relate to Free Software. Show links: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (un.org)An Animated Version of the Universa Declaration of Human Rights (youtube)Is Migration a Basic Human Right? (freakonomics.com)Chris Webber's Patreon (patreon)
Episode 3: Hacker Culture, Past, Belonging and Inclusion
In this episode of Libre Lounge, Serge and Chris go back to the roots of hacker culture starting in the 1950s and 1960s and connecting that with the hacker culture of today, its challenges and how it needs to evolve moving forward. Show links: Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution by Steven Levy (stevenlevy.com) Free as in Freedom (sagitter.fedorapeople.org) Programming is Forgetting: Toward a New Hacker Ethic (opentranscripts) The Problem with the Hacker Mystique (youtube) Eric...
Episode 2: Thanksgiving, NPM and Malware in Free Software
In their second episode, Serge and Chris return from Thanksgiving thinking about malware in Free Software, specifically the NPM bitcoin attack found in event-streamer Show links: Software Freedom Conservancy (conservancy)Backdoor in event-stream library dependency (hacker news)The event-stream bug report (github)Statement about the event-stream vulerability (bitpay)npm's statement on the event-stream incidentBug Report on ESLint (github)Malware in Linux kernel (lwn)Don't Download Software...
Episode 1: Corporate control, org-mode, mobile phones and PDAs
In their premiere episode, Chris and Serge jump into a variety of topics: Corporate control of Free Software, Time management systems, Free Software mobile devices and PDAs that ran GNU/Linux. Come with them in thier first journey into podcasting (and be forgiving)! Links to some of the things discussed in the show Linux Sucks ForeverThe Halloween DocumentsQuality Standards, Service Orientation, and Power in Airbnb and CouchsurfingOn Usage of The Phrase "Open Source"How I coined the...