The Linux Outlaws are back
Again, a huge thank you to our anonymous Flattrers.
Also, thanks to Jenny (@avengemydeath) and Bacon Zombie (@BaconZombie) for their kind words on Twitter.
Ian Barton and Paddy exchanged emails about systemd, and how it will affect the Linux eco-system longer term. What is there left to say on that topic? I’ll leave it up to Henry Spencer: “Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.”
Joe and Richard Marsh had a to-and-fro over the ‘what is a distro’ question.
Steven Rosenberg left a couple of comments on our website about Debian, and pointed us towards a blog post of his talking about the firmware he installed to get his laptop running well under Jessie.
Zach L gave us some thoughts about the FSF and the ‘GNU/Linux’ naming issue.
Tzafrir Cohen wrote a very detailed and enumerated set of comments on the website. We had a bash at addressing the issues he raised, albeit with some disagreement. Paddy probably didn’t do justice to the ideas expressed by Isaiah Berlin, but he does believe that Berlin’s perspective on the conflicting visions of liberty (freedom) that we as humans subscribe to provides a good framework to explain our differences on many topics, including licensing.
Charlie Ogier wrote to tell us that he’s written a GPLv3 licensed GUI file finding utility – using the Gambas3 BASIC language – and would welcome user feedback.
A Couple of Arch Derivatives
Over a Pint
Does user space needs a benevolent dictator like Linus?
[In hindsight, we really ought to have also considered whether Linus actually is a benevolent dictator]
As ever, we’d welcome your feedback about the show either here on our website, via a mail to show@, or on Twitter @linuxluddites. Thanks for listening.