About the show

After years of producing Linux, BSD and Other Open Source Podcasts, I came to the realization that we almost always focus on the technology. It makes sense, we all love tech, that's why we are who we are. But the community we are apart of is full of varied and fascinating people that make that tech. This is my attempt to highlight the people who are helping dream up and build the future around us.

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  • Episode 24: Timothy Pearson - Chief Technology Officer at Raptor Computing Systems

    November 30th, 2021  |  1 hr 19 mins
    freedom, linux, open hardware, open isa, open source, openpower, power9, raptor computing, security, talos

    Timothy Pearson is the Chief Technology Officer at Raptor Computing Systems

  • Episode 23: Richard Brown - Linux Distribution Engineer at SUSE and former chairman of OpenSuSE

    November 23rd, 2021  |  48 mins 12 secs
    community, development, fedora, ibm, linux, management, mentorship, microsoft, novell, open source, opensuse, pull request, red hat, suse
  • Episode 22: Thomas Cameron - Open Source Advocate and Cloud Dude

    November 2nd, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins
    amazon, aws, collaboration, community, conference, consulting, developer, linux, mentorship, microsoft, open source, red hat, samba, slackware, smb, training, windows

    Thomas has been a long time Linux user and Advocate and has worked at the likes of Red Hat, Amazon, and others.

  • Episode 21: Gregory Kurtzer - Founder of CentOS, Rocky Linux, and CEO at Ctrl IQ

    October 26th, 2021  |  1 hr 15 mins
    ai, berkley, bioinformatics, business, centos, cluster, cray, enterprise, high performance computing, hpc, infiniband, linpack, linux, linux foundation, ml, mpi, national lab, networking, open source, open sourcelinux, openhpc, red hat, rocky linux, scientific computing, ssh, warewulf

    Gregory is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Ctrl IQ, Inc and the Founder of CentOS and Rocky Linux.

  • Episode 20: Mark Himelstein - CTO RISC-V International

    October 5th, 2021  |  34 mins 54 secs
    collaboration, compiler, freedom, isa, linux, open source, open source hardware, open source software, risc-v, riscv, solaris, sun

    Mark is the Chief Technology Officer at RISC-V International, a non-profit consortium chartered to standardize, protect, and promote the free and open RISC-V instruction set architecture

  • Episode 19: Kris Moore - Senior Vice President Of Engineering at iXsystems

    September 7th, 2021  |  55 mins 17 secs
    chia, development, freebsd, freenas, games, growing up, ixsystems, kubernetes, linux, microsoft, open source, openbsd, storage, truenas, windows

    Kris is the Senior Vice President of Engineering at iXsystems and the developer behind the PC-BSD Project.

  • Episode 18: E.G. Nadhan - Chief Architect and Strategist for Red Hat North America

    August 24th, 2021  |  1 hr 21 secs
    linux, open source
  • Episode 17: Tom Jones - FreeBSD Developer

    July 27th, 2021  |  42 mins 6 secs
    conferences, development, freebsd, internet, linux, networking, open source, streaming, unix, wireless

    Tom Jones is an Internet Researcher and FreeBSD developer that works on improving the core protocols that drive the Internet. He is a contributor to open standards in the IETF and is enthusiastic about using FreeBSD as a platform to experiment with new networking ideas as they progress towards standardisation.

  • Episode 16: Aoife Moloney - Community Platform Engineering Team at Red Hat

    July 20th, 2021  |  38 mins 47 secs
    centos, community, development, family, growing up, ireland, linux, open source, red hat, teamwork, work life balance

    Aoife is a member of the CPE Team at Red Hat

  • Episode 15: Mark Harding - CTO of Minds.com

    July 13th, 2021  |  40 mins 53 secs
    artificial intelligence, covid, development, freedom, linux, machine learning, open source, php, transparency

    Mark Harding is the CTO of Minds.com, an open source Social Network that pays you for your content. We talk about how he got into Open Source Development, what let him to building a social network, and how AI fits into an open mindset.

  • Episode 14: Neal Gompa - Contributor to Fedora, OpenSUSE, Mandriva, and CentOS

    June 29th, 2021  |  44 mins 38 secs
    centos, community, development, fedora, linux, mandriva, open source, opensuse, red hat

    Neal is a long time Linux user who has contributed to a multitude of projects over the years.

  • Episode 13: Chris Waid - CEO and Founder of Think Penguin

    April 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 28 mins
    linux, open source

    Chris and I talk about his introduction to Linux, his concerns over proprietary hardware, and his motivations for starting ThinkPenguin.