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It's the OG podcast about Free, Libre, and Open Source Software, FLOSS Weekly! Join us each Wednesday as Jonathan Bennett and the posse of Co-hosts interview big names of Free Software, cover utterly fascinating Open Source Projects you may have never heard of, and cover the news about software you use every day without even realizing it.

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Recent Episodes of FLOSS Weekly


Episode 792: Rust Coreutils

Episode 792: Rust Coreutils

This week Jonathan Bennett and Jeff Massie chat with Sylvestre Ledru about the Rust Coreutils! Why would we want to reimplement 50 year old utilities, what's the benefit of doing them in Rust, and what do the maintainers of the regular coreutils project think about it?

You can join the conversation in the Hackaday Discord, watch live or get the video version of the show on Youtube, as well as getting the full story and show links from Hackaday. Oh, and follow the official Mastadon account!

Theme music: "Newer Wave" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 792 17 July 2024 1h, 1m and 23s


Episode 791: It's All About Me

Episode 791: It's All About Me

This week David Ruggles chats with Jonathan Bennett to get his origin story! What early core memory does Jonathan pin his lifelong computer hobby on? And how was a tense meeting instrumental to Jonathan's life outlook?

You can join the conversation in the Hackaday Discord, where the show records live each week, as well as getting the full story and show links from Hackaday. Oh, and follow the official Mastadon account!

Theme music: "Newer Wave" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

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Episode 791 10 July 2024 1h, 2m and 30s


Episode 790: Better Bash Scripting with Amber

Episode 790: Better Bash Scripting with Amber

This week Jonathan Bennett and Dan Lynch chat with Paweł Karaś about Amber, a better scripting language that compiles to bash script.

https://amber-lang.com/

You can join the conversation in the Hackaday Discord, where the show records live each week, as well as getting the full story and show links from Hackaday. Oh, and follow the official Mastadon account!

Theme music: "Newer Wave" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Episode 790 4 July 2024 1h, 6m and 23s


Episode 789: You Can't Eat the Boards

Episode 789: You Can't Eat the Boards

This week Jonathan Bennett and Doc Searls chat with Igor Pecovnik and Ricardo Pardini about Armbian, the Debian-based distro tailor made for single board computers. There's more than just Raspberry Pi to talk about, with the crew griping about ancient vendor kernels, the less-than-easy Arm boot process, and more!

https://www.armbian.com/

https://github.com/armbian

You can join the conversation in the Hackaday Discord, where the show records live each week, as well as getting the full story and show links from Hackaday. Oh, and follow the official Mastadon account!

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Episode 789 26 June 2024 1h, 20m and 29s


Episode 788: Matrix, It's Git, for Communications

Episode 788: Matrix, It's Git, for Communications

This week Jonathan Bennett and Simon Phipps chat with Matthew Hodgson and Josh Simmons about Matrix, the open source decentralized communications platform. How is Matrix a Git for Communications? Are the new EU and UK laws going to be a problem? And how is the Matrix project connected with the Element company?

https://matrix.org/

You can join the conversation in the Hackaday Discord, where the show records live each week, as well as getting the full story and show links from Hackaday. Oh, and follow the official Mastadon account!

Theme music: "Newer W...

Episode 788 19 June 2024 1h, 11m and 41s


Episode 787: VDO.Ninja -- It's a Little Bit Hacky

Episode 787: VDO.Ninja -- It's a Little Bit Hacky

This week Jonathan Bennett and Katherine Druckman chat with Steve Seguin about VDO.Ninja and Social Stream Ninja, tools for doing live WebRTC video calls, recording audio and video, wrangling comments on a bunch of platforms, and more!

https://docs.vdo.ninja/

You can join the conversation in the Hackaday Discord, where the show records live each week, as well as getting the full story and show links from Hackaday. Oh, and follow the official Mastadon account!

Theme music: "Newer Wave" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 L...

Episode 787 12 June 2024 1h, 4m and 22s


Episode 786: What Easy Install Script?

Episode 786: What Easy Install Script?

This week Jonathan Bennett and Rob Campbell chat with Brodie Robertson, the Youtuber that's found his niche reporting on Linux issues, and covering Wayland, Distros, and more!

https://www.youtube.com/@BrodieRobertson

You can join the conversation in the Hackaday Discord, where the show records live each week, as well as getting the full story and show links from Hackaday. Oh, and follow the official Mastadon account!

Theme music: "Newer Wave" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Episode 786 5 June 2024 1h, 5m and 45s


Episode 785: Designing GUIs and Building Instruments with EEZ

Episode 785: Designing GUIs and Building Instruments with EEZ

This week Jonathan Bennett chats with Dennis and Goran about EEZ, the series of projects that started with an Open Source programmable power supply, continued with the BB3 modular test bench tool, and continues with EEZ Studio, a GUI design tool for embedded devices. 

https://www.envox.eu/

You can join the conversation in the Hackaday Discord, where the show records live each week, as well as getting the full story and show links from Hackaday. Oh, and follow the official Mastadon account!

Theme music: "Newer Wave" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

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Episode 785 29 May 2024 1h, 3m and 17s


Episode 784: I'll Buy You a Poutine

Episode 784: I'll Buy You a Poutine

This week Jonathan Bennett and Dan Lynch talk with François Proulx of BoostSecurity, talking about the Poutine security scanner, available at https://github.com/boostsecurityio/poutine. It's all about the security vulnerabilities that may lurk in your Github Actions, and Gitlab Pipelines. When someone sends in a pull request, could they run arbitrary code, and is that going to bite you? Listen to find out!

You can join the conversation in the Hackaday Discord, where the show records live each week, as well as getting the full story and show links from Hackaday. Oh, and follow th...

Episode 784 22 May 2024 1h, 4m and 43s


Episode 783: Teaching Embedded with the Unphone

Episode 783: Teaching Embedded with the Unphone

This week Jonathan Bennett and Rob Campbell talk with Gareth Coleman and Hamish Cunningham! It's all about the Unphone, an open source handset sporting an ESP32, color touchscreen, and LoRa radio. It's open hardware, and used in a 3rd year university course to teach comp sci majors about hardware and embedded development. https://unphone.net/

You can join the conversation in the Hackaday Discord, where the show records live each week, as well as getting the full story and show links from Hackaday. Oh, and follow the official Mastadon account!

Theme music: "Newer Wave" Kevin M...

Episode 783 15 May 2024 1h, 55s

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