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We're not talking dentistry here; FLOSS all about Free Libre Open Source Software. Join host Randal Schwartz and his rotating panel of co-hosts every Tuesday as they talk with the most interesting and important people in the Open Source and Free Software community. Records live every Tuesday at 12:30pm Eastern / 9:30am Pacific / 17:30 UTC.

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We're not talking dentistry here; FLOSS all about Free Libre Open Source Software. Join host Randal Schwartz and his rotating panel of co-hosts every Tuesday as they talk with the most interesting and important people in the Open Source and Free Software community. Records live every Tuesday at 12:30pm Eastern / 9:30am Pacific / 17:30 UTC.
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Ionic Framework is the free, open source mobile UI toolkit for developing high-quality cross-platform apps for native iOS, Android, and the web—all from a single codebase. Build with intuitive UI components that accelerate app development, and can be d...
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Mycroft is the Private and Open Voice Solution for Consumers and Enterprises. It runs anywhere - on a desktop computer, inside an automobile, or on a Raspberry Pi. This is open source software which can be freely remixed, extended, and improved. Mycrof...
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EteSync offers secure, end-to-end encrypted, and privacy respecting sync for your contacts, calendars and tasks.Easy to use and open source - it seamlessly integrates with your existing apps so you won't even notice you are using it.Hosts: Randal Schwa...
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FluidKeys provides simple PGP for engineering teams. It helps teams protect sensitive information by simplifying powerful encryption tools. It's simple to share and store sensitive data, safeguard your source code and use popular open source tools.Host...
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Railroader is a security static analysis tool for applications that use Ruby on Rails. Railroader will examine custom code to look for potential problems, and warn about them. Railroader can't find every vulnerability, but it's a great tool to help fin...
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Flexera Open Source Report

Dave McLoughlin started the open source auditing business at OpenLogic and has been working at Flexera in the software composition analysis (SCA) business, formerly Palamida, since February 2018. He was part of the initial SPDX working group and worked...
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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 NewcombGuest: Mohamed Ahme...
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Matthew Spoke is the founder of Aion, a world-leading blockchain protocol designed to solve the most prevalent challenges limiting blockchains mainstream adoption: scalability, interoperability and governance. Matt serves as CEO of the Aion Foundation....
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Clearly Defined

Carol Smith is the program manager for ClearlyDefined, a project under the Open Source Initiative. ClearlyDefined is an open source project to crowd-source the gathering, curation, and upstreaming of licensing and security (and more) data about free a...
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Liverpool MakeFest

Caroline is the co-founder of the free event called Liverpool Makefest, a festival to promote stem, foss and maker-education for young people. The festival is now in its fifth year has attracted over 20,000 visitors and is being expanded across the nat...
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Open Source at Instaclustr

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 reliability ...
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Xen Update

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 with ...
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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 SchwartzCo-Host: Michael TunnellGue...
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Nextcloud Update

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 projects...
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Opencast is a flexible, scalable and reliable video capture, distribution, and management system for academic institutions. Opencast is built by a growing community of developers in collaboration with leading universities and organizations worldwide.Ho...
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Flutter 1.0

Eric Seidel co-founded the Flutter project at Google and now manages the engineering teams. Eric worked on Chrome, Safari and WebKit for about a decade prior to starting Flutter.Hosts: Randal Schwartz and Aaron NewcombGuest: Eric SeidelDownload or subs...
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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 yea...
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With more than 50 million downloads, OpenVPN has been in the open source networking space since its founding in 2004. Its Private Tunnel service provides "last mile" security to millions of consumer mobile devices, doing everything from online purchasi...
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VistA and RPMS

VistA and RPMS are comprehensive electronic health records and hospital management systems that originate from the VA and Indian Health Service. They have been modified for use outside of the VA including by those in the open source community.Hosts: Ra...
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Marco Palladino is an inventor, software developer and Internet entrepreneur based in San Francisco, California. He is the co-founder and CTO of Kong, the most widely adopted open source API platform. Besides being a core maintainer, Marco is currently...
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Invoice Ninja

Hillel Coren used to work at M5 Networks (a telecommunication startup in NY), which was eventually bought by ShoreTel. Since then he co-founded Invoice Ninja, an open-source platform to invoice, track payments, expenses, and time billable tasks for cli...
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This Week in Linux

Michael is the creator of TuxDigital.com, 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 a...
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Tidelift gives software development teams a single source for purchasing and maintaining open source software, with professional-grade support from the experts who know it best, while seamlessly integrating with existing tools.Hosts: Randal Schwartz an...
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Behind the Scenes

Randal Schwartz and Jonathan Bennett chat about the former's continuing production of FLOSS Weekly on the TWiT Network, as well as his open source background!Hosts: Randal Schwartz and Jonathan BennettDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit....
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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's ...
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Sway is tiling Wayland compositor and a drop-in replacement for the i3 window manager for X11. It works with an existing i3 configuration and supports most of i3's features, plus a few extras.Hosts: Randal Schwartz and Dan LynchGuest: Drew DeVaultDownl...
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Contributing to Open Source

VM (aka Vicky) spent most of her 20 years in the tech industry leading software development departments and teams, and providing technical management and leadership consulting for small and medium businesses. Now she leverages nearly 30 years of free a...
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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 buil...
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Jim Salter is the author and maintainer of the GPLv3 licensed Sanoid project, which orchestrates snapshot management and replication on the ZFS filesystem. The goal is to make data functionally immortal, with readily-available hardware and network infr...
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Michael Meeks is the General Manager of Collabora Productivity, leading Collabora Office and Online products, supporting customers and consulting on development alongside an extremely talented team. He serves as a Director of the The Document Foundatio...
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ZoneMinder is a full-featured, open source, state-of-the-art video surveillance software system.Hosts: Randal Schwartz and Jonathan BennettDownload or subscribe to this show at https://twit.tv/shows/floss-weeklyHere's what's coming up for FLOSS in the ...
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Bryan Ollendyke is the lead of the HAX the web, web component authoring system as well as lead of a the ELMS: Learning Network project. He's been a 100% effort FOSS developer for over 10 years at Penn State, meaning every line he's written the last 10 ...
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Philipp Reisner is founder and CEO of LINBIT in Vienna/Austria. His professional career has been dominated by developing DRBD, a storage replication for Linux. Today he leads a company of about 30 employees with locations in Vienna/Austria and Portland...
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Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. Major features include support for a wide range of formats; no import required meaning native timeline editing; Blackmagic Design support for input and preview moni...
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The Legacy of Linux Outlaws

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 pop...
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Quincy is a teacher who founded freeCodeCamp.org in 2014. He leads the open source project, which millions of people use each month to learn to code and get developer jobs. Quincy didn't start programming until he was 31. Before that, he was a school d...
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Friendica is a software to create a distributed social network. It is a communication hub that can not only talk to other Friendica servers, but also natively to servers that are using the Diaspora protocol (Diaspora and Hubzilla) and the OStatus proto...
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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 auth...
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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. Besid...
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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 profil...
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ReactPHP is a low-level library for event-driven programming in PHP. Cees-Jan Kiewiet a core maintainer of ReactPHP, a Nuclear Reactor written in PHP. Aside from working on ReactPHP he also is a herder of PHP packages, and an active participant in the ...
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HubbleStack is an open-source security compliance project written in Python. Colton is the co-creator of HubbleStack and the primary developer. He is also a core contributor to SaltStack and was previously on the SaltStack core engineering team. He's a...
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The Lounge

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 member ...
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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 LynchGuests: Adam Monsen and William HaleDownload or sub...
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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. Ern...
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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 amount ...
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Univention Corporate Server

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 direction...
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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. P...
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OWASP Dependency-Track

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 BennettGuest: Steve Sprin...
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Rust is a systems programming language that runs blazingly fast, prevents segfaults, and guarantees thread safety. Ben Striegel is the one of the original members of the Rust community, having watched it grow from a 30-person IRC channel to an establis...
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