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FLOSS Weekly 520: Magalix

1:03:25 | Mar 6th

Magalix eliminates the complexity of balancing performance with infrastructure capacity, using AI. It is a low-touch service that makes infrastructure self-healing to deliver the maximum value. Hosts: Randal Schwartz and Aaron Newcomb Guest: Moha...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 516: Open Source at Instaclustr

49:08 | Feb 6th

Ben is the Chief Technology (and a co-founder) at Instaclustr, which provides a managed platform for open source, data-layer technologies (such as Apache Cassandra and Kafka). Instaclustr is the open source as-a-service company, delivering reliabilit...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 515: Xen Update

57:30 | Jan 30th

The mission of the Xen Project is to focus upon the development and support of an open source hypervisor and related components, developed and designed to run with the Linux platform. Lars Kurth is a highly effective, passionate community manager wit...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 514: Tari

1:06:25 | Jan 16th

Tari is a new open source, decentralized protocol that reimagines the future of digital assets. The platform allows anyone to program complex rules for digital assets and trust that they will be enforced. Host: Randal Schwartz Co-Host: Michael Tu...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 513: Nextcloud Update

1:07:07 | Jan 9th

Nextcloud offers industry-leading on-premises file sync and online collaboration technology. Frank Karlitschek started the Nextcloud project to enable decentralized and secure cloud hosting. He has been involved with a variety of Free Software projec...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 510: YottaDB

58:22 | Dec 12th, 2018

A lifelong hacker and geek, K.S. Bhaskar has been programming for almost half a century, and as a consequence of the technology gap between India and the US when he was an undergraduate, has programmed computers designed in the 1950s. He spent many y...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 505: This Week in Linux

52:07 | Nov 7th, 2018

Michael is the creator of, an Educational Media channel that advocates for Open Source and Linux-based operating systems through teaching, training, and distribution of information. In order to achieve this goal, Michael creates videos...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 502: OpenRheinRuhr

1:00:02 | Oct 18th, 2018

Chris has been supporting the OpenRheinRuhr (ORR) conference for a number of years as a speaker and crew member before he took a more active role as part of the media relation team of the ORR. The ORR - now in its ninth iteration - is one of Germany'...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 499: Vaadin

58:08 | Sep 26th, 2018

Dr. Joonas Lehtinen is the founder/CEO of Vaadin - a platform used by 150,000+ developers worldwide. He leads a team of 150+ people mostly based in Turku, Berlin and Silicon Valley who live, breath and write open source with passion to help people bu...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 492: The Legacy of Linux Outlaws

56:50 | Aug 8th, 2018

Dan Lynch and Fabian Scherschel hosted a weekly podcast called Linux Outlaws from the fall of 2007 until the end of 2014. In that time they produced 370 episodes (most of them 2 hours long) and won numerous votes for "most popular Linux podcast" in p...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 489: Pillar

1:06:10 | Jun 27th, 2018

The Pillar Project is a non-profit foundation in Switzerland, and it promises to empower individuals through decentralized technology and help them take ownership of their personal data. David Siegel is a serial entrepreneur, web pioneer, prolific au...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 488: Keycloak

1:07:55 | Jun 20th, 2018

Keycloak is an open source Identity and Access Management solution aimed at modern applications and services. Stian Thorgersen is one of the two founders of Keycloak and is currently the project lead. Sébastien Blanc is part of the Keycloak team. Be...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 487: rbspy

1:01:10 | Jun 6th, 2018

rbspy lets one profile Ruby processes that are already running. Just give it a PID, and it starts profiling. Earlier this year, instead of just documenting other people's debuggers & profilers, Julia Evans decided to build a new tool: a Ruby profiler...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 484: The Lounge

1:05:04 | May 16th, 2018

The Lounge is a modern web IRC client designed to be self-hosted. Al McKinlay is a web software consultant and enjoys writing small, functional software. He is also an amateur podcaster! Jeremie Astorie is a full stack web developer and project membe...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 483: SeaGL

58:00 | May 10th, 2018

SeaGL is a grassroots technical conference dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge about the GNU/Linux community and free/libre/open-source software/hardware. Hosts: Randal Schwartz and Dan Lynch Guests: Adam Monsen and William Hale Down...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 482: PyPI

52:40 | May 2nd, 2018

The Python Package Index (PyPI) is a repository of software for the Python programming language. PyPI helps users find and install software developed and shared by the Python community. Dustin is a contributor, maintainer and administrator of PyPI. E...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 481: Chomper

1:00:33 | Apr 25th, 2018

Chomper is an internet-blocking program developed for Linux. It is free, open-source and written in Python. Users define a whitelist or blacklist of websites, and Chomper will block them from visiting non-whitelisted/blacklisted websites for an amoun...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 480: Univention Corporate Server

1:02:44 | Apr 18th, 2018

Univention is a leading supplier of Open Source products for the operation and management of IT infrastructures. Peter Ganten founded Univention in 2002. Today, he is leading the Univention management team and is responsible for the strategic directi...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 479: Pidgin

1:08:08 | Apr 11th, 2018

Pidgin is a graphical IM program that lets you sign on to AIM, Jabber, MSN, Yahoo!, and other IM networks. It supports many features of these chat networks, such as file transfers, away messages, buddy icons, custom smilies, and typing notifications....Show More

FLOSS Weekly 478: OWASP Dependency-Track

1:02:04 | Apr 4th, 2018

Dependency-Track is an intelligent Component Analysis platform that allows organizations to quickly identify third-party and open source components that are placing your applications at risk. Hosts: Randal Schwartz and Jonathan Bennett Guest: Ste...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 463: Linkerd

55:25 | Dec 13th, 2017

Linkerd is a transparent proxy that adds service discovery, routing, failure handling, and visibility to modern software applications. George is the Community Director for Buoyant, the company behind the Linkerd and Conduit service mesh solutions. H...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 461: The {code} Team

55:44 | Nov 29th, 2017

{code} is a team of passionate open source engineers and advocates building community through contribution and engagement in emerging technologies. Joshua Bernstein is an open source advocate and lifelong technologist. Prior to Dell, Josh ran the Sir...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 460: Jewelbots

1:01:52 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Sara Chipps is a JavaScript developer based in NYC. She has been working on Software and the Open Source Community since 2001. She is the CEO of Jewelbots, a company dedicated towards drastically changing the number of girls entering STEM fields usin...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 459: Offnet

1:01:11 | Nov 15th, 2017

Offnet is a facility that allows computers, smartphones, or other wireless devices to connect wirelessly within a particular area without an internet connection. Designed with developing countries in mind, with limited infrastructure and costly commu...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 458: Crail

59:11 | Nov 8th, 2017

Crail is a storage platform for sharing performance critical data in distributed data processing jobs at very high speed. Crail is built entirely upon principles of user-level I/O and specifically targets data center deployments with fast network and...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 457: JFrog Artifactory

1:01:33 | Nov 1st, 2017

JFrog provides world-class infrastructure for software management and distribution. Integrating with all major CI/CD and DevOps tools, Artifactory provides an end-to-end, automated and bullet-proof solution for tracking artifacts from development to ...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 456: Bedrock

56:11 | Oct 25th, 2017

Bedrock is Expensify's recently open-sourced technology. It's a RDBMS optimized for self-healing replication across relatively slow, relatively unreliable WAN connections, enabling extremely high availability / high performance multi-datacenter deplo...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 455: Flogo

56:22 | Oct 18th, 2017

Project Flogo was created because the team believes there is a better way to integrate IoT devices. Flogo is the lightest way to connect them and is ideal for today's world of small IoT products as well as pay-as-you-use cloud infrastructure metering...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 454:

1:10:00 | Oct 11th, 2017

Michael Larabel is the founder of and lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite / Phoromatic / open-source benchmarking software. Michael's coverage pays keen interest, news coverage, and benchmarking of the Linux ke...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 453: libgit2

51:28 | Oct 5th, 2017

Edward Thomson is the maintainer of the libgit2 project, which provides a linkable library for low-level management of Git repositories. The project is a portable, pure C implementation of the Git core methods provided as a re-entrant linkable librar...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 443: Jenkins

1:01:22 | Jul 26th, 2017

The leading open source automation server, Jenkins provides hundreds of plugins to support building, deploying and automating any project. Kohsuke Kawaguchi is the creator of Jenkins. He is a well-respected developer and popular speaker at industry a...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 442: Hyperledger

01:05 | Jul 19th, 2017

Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies. It is a global collaboration, hosted by The Linux Foundation, including leaders in finance, banking, Internet of Things, supply chains, manu...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 441: Redis

47:48 | Jul 12th, 2017

Redis is an open source, in-memory data structure store, used as a database, cache and message broker. It supports data structures such as strings, hashes, lists, sets, sorted sets with range queries, bitmaps, hyperloglogs and geospatial indexes with...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 440: Cockpit

56:11 | Jun 28th, 2017

Cockpit makes it easy to administer your GNU/Linux servers via a web browser. Cockpit makes Linux discoverable, allowing sysadmins to easily perform tasks such as starting containers, storage administration, network configuration, inspecting logs and...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 439: Flutter

54:20 | Jun 20th, 2017

Flutter is a new mobile app SDK to help developers and designers build modern mobile apps for iOS and Android. Adam is a co-founder of the Flutter project. Prior to starting Flutter, he was a top contributor to the open-source WebKit and Blink web re...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 438: Magento

57:45 | Jun 13th, 2017

Magento is the platform that scales with success. Sherrie Rohde is a Community Manager at Magento. She was originally introduced to Magento as a developer. As an active community member and forum moderator, Sherrie has extensive experience working wi...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 437: Pilosa

57:33 | Jun 6th, 2017

Pilosa is an open source, distributed bitmap index that dramatically accelerates queries across multiple, massive data sets. Pilosa abstracts the index from data storage and optimizes it for massive scale. Hosts: Randal Schwartz and Guillermo Amaral...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 436: FaradayRF

1:12:45 | May 30th, 2017

Faraday is an open digital radio that will enable radio amateurs to determine the future of ham radio. Faraday takes advantage of the ISM hardware which works on the amateur radio 33cm band, and can provide the hardware and software necessary to enab...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 435: NPM

1:02:44 | May 23rd, 2017

npm is the package manager for JavaScript and the world's largest software registry. Discover packages of reusable code — and assemble them in powerful new ways. Use npm to install, share, and distribute code; manage dependencies in your projects; an...Show More

FLOSS Weekly 434: Kubernetes Update

1:06:24 | May 16th, 2017

Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. Aparna Sinha leads the product management team at Google for Kubernetes. Prior to Google, Aparna had worked in enterprise software f...Show More