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Linux Outlaws 368 – The Dark Ages of Free Software

December 14th, 2014


For the antepenultimate episode of the show, we catch up with Bradley Kuhn and discuss the current state and the future of F/OSS for over two hours

We discuss all things Free Software and open source for a last time with guest co-host Bradley Kuhn from the Software Freedom Conservancy. Apparently, he’s a Distinguished Technologist.

Bradley M. Kuhn


  • Waltzing Matilda by Noel Watson (all rights reserved)

Linux Outlaws 367 – Free as in GNU Piss

December 11th, 2014


In this massive show, we discuss Snowden, psychoactive piss, Prince Philip’s plan to kidnap the Loch Ness Monster and many of your emails

0:00:59 Introduction

0:42:54 Discussion

We discuss the Snowden affair. And Prince Philip’s plan to kidnap Nessie.

Whatever you do, don’t go for Zardoz cosplay!

Zardoz Cosplay 1

Zardoz Cosplay 2

1:40:09 Feedback

  • Michael Schmid tells us why he likes the show and thanks us for it; he also recommends the album Las Cruces by Cactus Black
  • Eddy says he’s really sorry to hear the show will end
  • Scott Hood also tells us why he likes LO
  • Russ from Colchester has been listening to our show since somewhere in the 100s
  • Rob Currie equates this moment to the final episode of Babylon 5 (he probably means the final episode of Season 4)
  • Martyn Lewis is disappointed that LO will end, but is hopeful that the new show will be even better
  • Torin Doyle asks us a few questions
  • Félim Whiteley writes another funny email, mentioning the Muff Diving Club
  • John Everett has been listening almost from Day One and relates some experiences he had while doing so
  • Steve Bickle thanks us for the show and plugs Ken Starks’ Indiegogo campaign
  • Phil in Australia says he has killed the show
  • Brian tells us what he likes about LO
  • Imran Chaudhry has some ideas for the last few shows

2:17:41 Song

Linux Outlaws 366 – The Imperial Hubcap Collection

November 16th, 2014


Ubuntu turns ten, CSS turns 20, Microsoft open sources .NET, Windows 10 gets a package manager and Fab takes on Gamergate

An uncut video version of this episode can be found on YouTube.

0:01:01 Introduction

Image by Tommy Bobbins

Improved Image by Tommy Bobbins

Dan in the Anfield Tunnel

0:19:00 “News”

20 Years of CSS

0:56:45 Discussion / Rant

Fab takes on Gamergate

Fab Discusses Gamergate

1:49:30 Feedback

2:00:03 Song

Linux Outlaws 365 – Last Stand

November 3rd, 2014


After over seven years, the Linux Outlaws journey will come to an end in December and we explain how and why

Dan and Fab announce that they will end the show by the end of the year and explain their reasoning for this decision. They also discuss the potential outcomes of this and their plans for the future.

As it stands, Linux Outlaws will come to an end before Christmas of this year with episode 370.


Please tell us what you want us to do for our remaining five episodes via email, in the Saloon and on Twitter with the hashtag #OutlawsLastStand. We are also interested to hear from you about the end of the show in general and what your favourite moments were in over seven years of Linux Outlaws.

Please note: OggCamp will continue; the event is in no way affected by the end of the show.


Linux Outlaws 364 – You Weren’t There, Man!

October 26th, 2014


Dan and Fab reminisce about OggCamp 14 and dwell on the good and the bad that happened on that weekend, including Steve the Bus Driver, Pete and the Bill, Ten-Pound-Buffet-Gate, Smokezebo and more

After bringing you a recording of the Podcaster Panel from OggCamp 14, we spent this episode to recap the rest of the weekend — as is customary by now.

The Main Room at OggCamp 14

Also check out Fab’s blog post on the weekend.

Ball Key

Crazy German key with an embedded ball


Linux Outlaws 363 – OggCamp 14 Podcaster Panel

October 20th, 2014


Live to tape from OggCamp 14: A panel of all-star Linux podcasters discusses the question if open source is innovating enough

At OggCamp 14, Fab assembled a cast of podcasters to discuss the question “is open source innovative enough?”

OggCamp 14 Panel

From left to right: Peter Cannon (The Dick Turpin Road Show), Alan Pope (Ubuntu UK Podcast), Joe Ressington (Linux Luddites), Laura Cowen (Ubuntu UK Podcast) and Matt Copperwaite (The Dick Turpin Road Show)

Linux Outlaws 362 – Hitler Funk

October 2nd, 2014


Off to OggCamp!

Dan and Fab are off to OggCamp 14 in Oxford and explain what will happen with the show in the meantime.

0:15:48 Song

Linux Outlaws 361 – Leather Trousers

October 1st, 2014


Freenode hacked, Red Hat loses their CTO, HP buys Eucalyptus, Suse gets bought as well, open source and open data news from Hamburg, Munich and Turin, Minix 3.3.0 and vulnerabilities in AOSP and Enigmail

An uncut video version of this episode can be found on YouTube.

0:01:36 Introduction


Leather Trousers


0:14:14 Bodhi & Acquisitions

0:25:26 Red Hat News

0:36:19 Hamburg, Munich, Turin

The LiMux story continues to simmer:

0:48:32 Security

0:59:37 Minix & RPM

1:02:26 Feedback

  • Phil Thompson writes about Windows 8.1 with Bing
  • Michael Tenen wrote to get advice on a Moto Guzzi from Fab

Guzzi California

1:19:11 Song

Linux Outlaws 360 – Yippee-ki-yay, Motherfucker

September 15th, 2014


Compromised Linux servers, WordPress 4.0, CommonMark, Microsoft Azure embraces Docker, people call for Dan to take his clothes off and Fab gets into fights with feminists

An uncut video version of this episode can be found on YouTube.

0:01:13 Introduction

  • Sorry for missing an episode and the late release of the latest show; Fab has no excuse

Fab's Motorbike

The Journey Down: Chapter Two

0:23:50 Leaks & Hacks

0:28:55 Open Source Releases

0:49:59 Linux News

0:59:20 General Open Source News

1:11:14 Feedback

  • VulcanRidr wrote us a lengthy email about Ferguson
  • tsyn mentions Capsicum for Linux
  • Félim Whiteley writes about some craic
  • John Fenske credits us with getting his CompTIA Linux+ certification; we don’t think that’s justified, though
  • We also had an email from Tzafrir Cohen

1:35:02 Song

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Linux Outlaws 359 – Dave’s Murder Train

September 7th, 2014


New versions of Git, KDE and Calibre with few features, a release of with the most features of all time, Discourse 1.0 is out, the PlayStation Network is hacked again, Linus still wants the desktop and LMDE moves to Debian Stable

An uncut video version of this episode can be found on YouTube.

0:02:00 Gaming News

The Journey Down: Chapter 2

0:12:02 Open Source Releases

Hot Hail

0:32:48 CrypTool & Discourse

0:43:57 PSN Hacked Again

0:52:00 Kernel Development

1:02:20 LiMux Update

1:08:40 Ubuntu & Mint News

1:17:00 Thanks

  • Thanks to Ingolf Schäfer for providing Fab with some Bullenschluck

  • Kai Siers sent Fab some beer called “Chopfab”


1:21:53 Feedback

Arse Trophy

  • Remy van Elst reviews some shells for us
  • Torin Doyle asks what our first computers were: Dan’s was an Amstrad CPC6128; Fab’s was an IBM compatible PC with a 286 processor made by NCR
  • Charles wonders if we will be reviewing the upcoming Windows version
  • Keelan Downton says our listeners should check out the game Tumbleweed Express which he’s been working on with some friends, collectively called the Dirigiballers
  • Joe Burmeister gave us some feedback on the LiMux situation

1:42:53 Song

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