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Linux Outlaws 370 – Stay Free, Stay Open Source

December 29th, 2014


On the last episode of the show, Dan and Fab answer questions from the listeners, read out their comments, reminisce and talk about what’s next including a new show coming in 2015

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

0:02:53 Introduction

Linux Voice 11

0:21:40 The AMA

We answer listener questions in the first, and only, Linux Outlaws AMA — which is an ask us anything in this case. In true LO fashion, the listeners bend the rules however and we actually get asked a lot less questions than you’d think.

First off, we have some audio submissions from 2BFrank and Les, Olly and Tony from Blackpool LUG who are starting We also answer some questions from Linux Luddite Joe Ressington.

Toby Newman askes us about other Linux podcasts we can recommend. We list, in no particular order, what podcasts (Linux and otherwise) we listen to:

Submit your own podcast suggestions to our listeners on The Saloon.

After that, we have another audio submission from LostNBronx. We then address emails from Sam, Jeremy Kolassa and Aaron Hamid. Stephen Michael Kellat sends in an audio message from the EMS and FiftyOneFifty sends one in as well.

We also had emails from Niko, Lars Falk-Peterson, Dunsty, Ville-Pekka Vainio, Vladislavs Burakovs, Ausimik, Ellwyn Cole and answer live questions from the IRC.

2:11:47 Plans for the Future

We discuss what we plan to do after Linux Outlaws, including a new show: Geek News Radio.

Fab thanks Producer Katy for her patience during the run of the show.

2:40:42 Song

Linux Outlaws 369 – Dan Lynch’s Hubcap Six

December 22nd, 2014


The final Digital Rights Update with Jim Killock and we discuss Android 5.0, the Sony Pictures Hack as well as the impending threat of J. J. Abrams

0:01:25 Introduction

  • Dan says thanks to Eric Beyer who sent him a Sons of Anarchy glass and a T-shirt

0:13:14 The Last Digital Rights Update

We talk to the Director of the Open Rights Group, Jim Killock, one final time about ORG, privacy post-Snowden and the biggest challenges for digital rights right now and in the future.

1:15:25 Discussion

  • Android 5.0 “Lollipop”
  • The Sony Pictures hack
  • The impending threat of J. J. Abrams

Dan Lynch's Hubcap Six

1:44:51 Feedback

  • Remy van Elst will miss LO but is also looking forward to the new show
  • Brock from Australia just came across the show now, which is the epitome of bad timing
  • Thanks to Leigh for telling us his story
  • Andres Muniz Piniella made his ultra long feedback email from a while back into a book as we jokingly suggested at the time
  • Thanks to everyone who has contacted us over the years!

2:04:57 Song

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