In the last two weeks I’ve had the opportunity to participate in two podcasts. The first was the wild and wacky Lunduke & Whatnot (with Matt) show where System76 founder CEO, Carl Richell and I talked with our hosts about pre-loaded Linux laptops.
In the second, which was recorded last week at SpringOne platform, Michael Cote hosts me as we talk about the evolution of Free Software/Open Source as well as the history of Hawaii and it’s foods.
Check them both out below.
Some of the ground Lunduke, Matt, Carl and I cover:
[First I video bomb the intro by mistake]
How long System76 and Dell have been selling Linux preloaded on laptops
Mandriva as Lunduke’s favorite Linux distro
How System76 went from Carl’s basement to an office and a portfolio of 60 offerings
Why both companies went with Ubuntu first and why only Ubuntu
What are the biggest issues that System76 and Dell face when producing Linux laptops
Open source and devs at Dell and the changing nature of OSS
The second podcast is audio only and, like the one above, is chock-a-block full of information and zaniness. Here’s how Cote describes the occurrence:
“I’ve had a theory that the hard-line philosophy of open source has softened in recent times. Rather than thinking closed source is to be avoided at all costs, I think most developer types are a lot more willing to accept closed source bits mixed in with open source bits. That is, open core has “won.” I discuss this topic with my long time pal, Barton George, while at SpringOne Platform, plus the work he’s doing in the developer and OSS worlds at Dell. We also talk about Hawaiian food.”
And speaking of Project Sputnik, we will be giving away three of our XPS 13 developer editions: one as a door prize at the OpenStack birthday party, one as a drawing at our booth and one to be given away at James and Joseph’s talk listed above.
We will also have a limited amount of the shirt to the right so stop by the booth.
But wait, there’s more….
To learn firsthand about Dell’s open source solutions be sure to swing by booth #719 where we will have experts on hand to talk to you about our wide array of solutions:
OpenStack cloud solutions
Hadoop big data solutions
Project Sputnik (the client to cloud developer platform)
Dell Multi-Cloud Manager (the platform formerly known as “Enstratius”)
Last but not least in my series of interviews from last month’s Cloud Summit at OSCON I present to you my conversation with Simon Phipps. Simon, who until earlier this year was the chief Open Source officer at Sun Microsystems, recently joined the start-up ForgeRock as their chief strategy officer. Here is what Simon says:
Some of the topics Simon tackles:
ForgeRock offers access management and authentication software based on open source code that was developed at Sun.
Since the software is open source you can download it for free at ForgeRock.
ForgeRock makes its money by selling subscriptions that provide various grades of SLAs.
Even though they are 4 mos old, they already have 20 customers including the world’s largest gambling exchange.
Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and the head of Canonical, the commercial entity behind the popular linux distribution, is currently making his rounds in the States. Yesterday he was quite busy, taking the stage at both the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco as well as at LinuxCon up in Portland Oregon.
Today he popped by Dell here in Austin to chat. I grabbed him for a few minutes right before lunch. Here is the result: