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 31: Ben Cotton - Fedora Program Manager at Red Hat

    November 8th, 2022  |  59 mins 13 secs
    community, development, fedora, fesco, linux, mailing list, open source, program management, project management, red hat

    Ben Cotton is the Fedora Program Manager at Red Hat. We talk about what he does with Fedora, his history getting into Linux, and herding cats.

  • Episode 30: Brett Davis - Executive Vice President at iXsystems

    November 1st, 2022  |  1 hr 31 mins
    bootstrapping, bsd, business, copyright, corporate growth, development, freebsd, freenas, linux, mistakes, open source, oracle, patents, scale, startup, sun, truenas, unix, zfs

    Brett Davis is the Executive Vice President at iXsystems. We talk about his first jobs in the tech field, his introduction to open source, as well as the interesting history of iXsystems.

  • Episode 29: Deb Goodkin - Executive Director of the FreeBSD Foundation

    April 26th, 2022  |  51 mins 41 secs
    berkley, bsd, development, freebsd, funding, ibm, linux, maxtor, open source, playstation, project management, sony, technology

    Deb is the Executive Director of the FreeBSD Foundation.

  • Episode 28: Corey Hulen - CTO and Co-Founder of Mattermost

    April 12th, 2022  |  52 mins 13 secs
    ai, atlasian, bill gates, community, datasets, developer, development, engagement, gitlab, ian tien, jira, linux, mattermost, microsoft, ml, office, open data, open source, openness, sharepoint, slack, steve balmer, vr

    Corey Hulen is the CTO and Co-Founder of Mattermost

  • Episode 27: Philippe Humeau - Founder of CrowdSec

    December 21st, 2021  |  48 mins 25 secs
    bro, business, contribution, crowdsec, firewall, idps, ids, ips, linux, open source, security, servers, snort, suricata

    Philippe Humeau is the Founder of CrowdSec, a free, modern & collaborative behavior detection engine, coupled with a global IP reputation network.

  • Episode 26: Dr. Brian Callahan - Lecturer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an OpenBSD Developer

    December 14th, 2021  |  1 hr 35 mins
    apl, bsd, c, compilers, d, education, freebsd, growing up, j, languages, linux, open source, openbsd, ports, python, security, sociology, students, technology, university

    Brian is a Lecturer at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an OpenBSD Developer

  • Episode 25: Kim McMahon - Director of Visibility & Community Engagement at RISC-V International

    December 7th, 2021  |  38 mins 20 secs
    cloud native, collaboration, dell, development, foundation, hardware, isa, linux, open hardware, open source, open source hardware, risc-v, riscv, sgi, software, texaco

    Kim McMahon is the Director of Visibility & Community Engagement at RISC-V International and a Co-Chair of the Open Hardware Diversity Alliance.

  • 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