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Sustain brings together practitioners, sustainers, funders, researchers and maintainers of the open source ecosystem. We have conversations about the health and sustainability of the open source community. We learn about the ins and outs of what ‘open source’ entails in the real world. Open source means so much more than a license; we're interested in talking about how to make sure that the culture of open source continues, grows, and ultimately, sustains itself. #mcembedsignup{background:#f ...
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Almost thirty years after The Day the Villains Won (aka V-Day), Helen Black arrives at her new apartment in The Onar, a 161-story apartment complex in what used to be Midtown Manhattan. Owned and operated by S.H.I.E.L.D., The Onar has become the very embodiment of the dystopic wealth and inequality that's engulfed New York City ever since V-Day. A collection of uber-rich families – including the media magnate Burge family – occupy the opulent penthouses in the DecaDomes, The Onar's highest t ...
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Merry Mmm Month! Give Yourself a Hand... Now playing on FDR radio: “Stormy Daniels & the Student Protestors + My Reply to a Zionist Troll.” Btw, I'm in The Mirror talking about Stormy spanking Trump's rump in a Tahoe hotel room AND in a NY courtroom... +How META is now attacking my quest for justice via Arbitration through slut-shaming, hypocrisy &…
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Guest Simon Vansintjan Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes In this episode, host Richard Littauer and guest Simon Vansintjan dive into the topic of open-source sustainability in the music industry. Simon, a long-time friend of Richard and a seasoned coder and designer, introduces Mirlo, an innovative online platform he's working on that combines e…
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Guest Dr. Carlotta A. Berry Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes In this episode, host Richard Littauer engages in a conversation with Dr. Carlotta Berry, a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a passionate advocate for diversity in STEM. Carlotta shares her journey from an un…
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Guest Susan Kennedy Panelists Richard Littauer | Eriol Fox Show Notes In this episode, hosts Richard Littauer and Eriol Fox chat with Susan Kennedy, a program manager at the Open Technology Fund (OTF), to explore the intricacies of sustaining open source technologies. OTF, a nonprofit organization, plays a vital role in promoting internet freedom i…
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Guest Velda Kiara Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes Today, host Richard has a conversation with guest Velda Kiara, a passionate open source developer. Velda discusses how open source has helped businesses, how it benefits both coders and non-coders, and how it can lead to career growth. She also talks about the challenges of open source, particu…
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On our 32nd Wedding Anniversary, Capt’n Max & I celebrate 32 Years of Lawfully Wedded Love, Marriage, Lust, Trust, Sexual Revelation & Cage-Free Revolution, 1000s of Live Broadcasts, Groundbreaking Shows, HBO Specials, Books, Magazines, Orgasms, Arguments, Adventures, Imprisonments, Forced Separations, Romantic Escapades, Close Encounters & Fantast…
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Guest Kari L. Jordan Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes In this episode of Sustain, host Richard welcomes guest Dr. Kari L. Jordan, the Executive Director of The Carpentries, to discuss the organization’s mission, challenges, and strategies for fostering an inclusive community that teaches data and coding skills. We explore topics like sustaining…
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Guest Stephen Okonkwo Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes In this episode of Sustain, the OSCA 2023 series, host Richard welcomes Steve Okonkwo, a multidisciplinary designer who actively contributes to the Open Source Community Africa (OSCA). Steve sheds light on his role in enhancing user experience through thoughtful design, particularly for OSC…
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Guest Yani Bellini Saibene Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes In this episode of Sustain, host Richard welcomes guest Yani Bellini Saibene from Argentina. Yani, with a rich background in open source community management, shares her journey into the tech and open source world, and highlights her roles as the rOpenSci Community Manager, R-Ladies Pr…
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Guest Adewale “Ace” Abati Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes In this episode, host Richard Littauer sits down with Adewale “Ace” Abati, a staff developer advocate at TBD and member of the Open Source Community Africa. Today, they discuss Ace’s work in building a decentralized future of the web and advocating for open protocol and Web5 technology.…
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It’s our first time on Rumble, & there’s a first time for everything, but there’s only one first time for anything; you never get to have a second first time. But why do radio veterans like Capt’n Max & suddenly find ourselves radio newbies? Warning: Explicit Conversations About Politics, Culture, & Sexuality! No, I'm not banned on Callin (though I…
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Guest Jacob Kaplan-Moss Panelist Richard Littauer | Amanda Casari Show Notes This episode of Sustain explores the challenges and dynamics of funding open source projects. Host Richard Littauer and co-host Amanda Casari welcome guest Jacob Kaplan-Moss, Board Member and Treasurer of the Django Software Foundation, and Security Architect at Latacora. …
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Guest Subomi Oluwalana Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes On today’s episode, Richard engages in a conversation with Subomi Oluwalana, Co-founder and CEO of Convoy, an innovative company specializing in open source Webhooks gateway solutions akin to Kong but focused on Webhooks, with features like rate limiting and circuit breaking. He delves int…
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Blooming in Spring 2024, this sapiosexual Gift of Gab Fest - broadcast live St. Paddy's Eve verging on the Vernal Equinox - is also our last Love Train or one of our last – on Callin, but no, I am not banned on yet another platform! Callin is being shut down by its corporate overlord (Rumble), making us radio refugees. But have no fear; FdR (Fuq Da…
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Guest Ciarán O’Riordan Panelist Richard Littauer | Leslie Hawthorne Show Notes In this episode, host Richard Littauer and co-host Leslie Hawthorne engage with Ciarán O’Riordan, Senior Policy Advisor from Open Forum Europe (OFE), diving into the intricacies of the Cyber Resiliency Act (CRA) and its implications for the Free and Open Source Software …
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Whether you loved, hated or slept through the President’s State of the Union, Go Bonobos for my State of the SEXUAL Union Address to the Nation for 2024 broadcast live on “Active Radio” with Hartley Pleshaw on WCAP-AM 980 where I break down the state of sex & politics in 2024 & take down the Christofascists (Hello Leonard Leo of the Federalist Soci…
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Guest Mannie William Young Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes In this episode, host Richard invites guest Mannie Young from Ghana’s Python community to share his experiences in open source development. Mannie discusses his role as the Executive Director of the Python Software Community in Ghana and his involvement in organizing PyCon Africa. He p…
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On our first FDR of March 2024 we march into LoVE (not War) – through the terrible truth-illuminating fire of the Burning Soldier for Palestine, as well as rising anti-sex religio-fascism in America & around the world, & our legal fight Against META’s algorithmic normalization of dehumanization. (save the date for arbitration: June 26!) – marching …
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Guest Nathan Schneider Panelist Richard Littauer | Leslie Hawthorne Show Notes In this episode of Sustain, host Richard is joined by Leslie Hawthorne, and features a discussion with guest Nathan Schneider, an assistant professor of media studies and the director of the Media Economics Design Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, about his new …
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Guest Malvika Sharan Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes In this episode, host Richard has a conversation with guest Malvika Sharan, a senior research associate and open source community manager at The Turing Way. Malvika gives fascinating insights into the journey and rationale behind The Turing Way, which is a data science guide and community co…
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Guest Angie Byron Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! Richard is in Portland at FOSSY, the Free and Open Source Software Yearly conference that is held by the Software Freedom Conservancy. In this episode, we’re joined by Angie Byron, the Director of Community at Aiven, a leading open source data platform. Angie bring…
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Guest Bolaji Ayodeji Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes In this episode, host Richard has a conversation with and guest, Bolaji Ayodeji, Software Engineer, Content Creator, Community Engineer, and an organizer of the OSCA (Open Source Community Africa), the biggest open source conference in Africa. Bolaji highlights the Sustain conference at OSCA…
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“Friends, Romans, Countrywomen, lend me your ears, I come to bury Valentine’s Day, not to praise it." My apologies to Shakespeare for twisting Marc Antony’s eulogy for Julius Caesar a bit as I open the Valentine Season with Februa Seasons Beatings with a little Valentine’s Day Foreplay to relax your defenses & wake up your senses, including your se…
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Guests Karthik Ram | James Howison Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes In this captivating episode of Sustain, host Richard welcomes returning guest, Karthik Ram, Senior Research Scientist at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science, and his colleague James Howison, an Associate Professor from the School of Information at the University of Texas, A…
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Guest Heather Meeker Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes In this episode, host Richard Littauer welcomes renowned author and open source lawyer, Heather Meeker, in our first venture into video format. Heather discusses her journey from being a ‘big law’ lawyer to focusing specifically on open source matters. She talks about her latest book, From P…
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It’s The Bonobo Way or the Highway – to HELL... Because Capt’n Max and I would rather go bonobos than bonkers, preferring the Joys of Sex to the Horrors of War – or whatever you call Benny Net Nut Netanyahu's mad bombing fetish. The Zionists call it “self-defense,” but we see it for what it is: “genocide,” war crimes, HELL... Warning: Explicit Conv…
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Guest Mohammed Shah Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes In this episode, host Richard engages in a conversation with guest Mohammed Shah about open source sustainability and the significant challenges faced by open source maintainers. Mohammed shares his background as a full-stack developer and discusses his involvement in a project aimed at reduc…
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Guest Joseph Castle Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes In this episode, Richard welcomes Joe Castle, Executive Advisor for Strategic Partnerships and Technology at SAS, and he was previously featured on an episode in the FOSSY 2023 series podcasts. Today, they engage in conversations about various aspects of open source and Code.gov, exploring it…
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Riding FDR into a brand New Year with a Happy Nude Rear, Capt’n Max & I resolve to “Go Bonobos in 2024,” but our Peace Train turns into a Bullet Train in the Tunnel of Love, as we dodge the bullets & wily booby traps, finally coming out of the tunnel to Make Love Not War in 2024. Perhaps our bumpy ride portends a rough year ahead. Warning: Explicit…
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Guest Dr. Laura Dornheim Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes On today’s episode of Sustain, Richard welcomes Dr. Laura Dornheim, the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) of the city of Munich, who discusses her coding background, role as the CDO, and Munich’s digital initiatives. The conversation dives into Munich’s past experience with the Linux based LiM…
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Drum roll please... It’s the SUZY Awards! Who won “Most Bonobo”? How about “Hottest Cougar”? Who won the “Bonobo Courage” award? Who is the “Mozart of Sex”? Did YOU win a SUZY award or did you get the Block Curse Boobie Prize for your War Crimes or Assholery? Warning: Explicit Conversations About Politics, Culture, & Sexuality! Whether or not you g…
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Guest Chad Whitacre Panelists Richard Littauer | Abby Cabunoc Mayes | Leslie Hawthorne | Justin Dorfman YouTube For this episode, we also recorded video! You can watch here. Show Notes In this episode of Sustain, host Richard Littauer is joined co-hosts Abby, Leslie, and Justin to talk with special guest, Chad Whitacre, co-founder of SustainOSS and…
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Guests Carlos Martinez-Ortiz | Shoaib Sufi Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes In this episode, Richards welcomes his two guests, Carlos Martinez, Scientific Community Manager at the Netherlands eScience center, and Shoaib Sufi, Community Lead at the Software Sustainability Institute. They both represent a vibrant community dedicated to the long-t…
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Hanukkah's not so “Happy” as Israel's bombardment of Gaza is far too dark for even the world’s largest menorah to brighten. So, I sing a Hebrew prayer for Palestine as I light the Hanukkah candles for my “Anti-Zionist Hanukkah for Palestine the Victims of Henry Kissinger” on FDR, & I tell the Hanukkah Story, noting interesting parallels between Syr…
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Guest Kyle Wiens Panelist Richard Littaueropen-source Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! Richard is in Portland at FOSSY, the Free and Open Source Software Yearly conference that is held by the Software Freedom Conservancy. In this exciting episode, Richard welcomes Kyle Wiens, the driving force behind iFixit, a large open source collection o…
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Guest Dr. Bryan G. Behrenshausen Panelist Leslie Hawthorn | Abby Cabunoc Mayes Show Notes In this episode, hosts Leslie Hawthorn from Red Hat and Abby Cabunoc Mayes from GitHub, welcome Dr. Bryan G. Behrenshausen, a Senior Open Source Program Manager at GitLab. This episode delves deep into the world of open source, discussing its importance, chall…
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Seasons Beatings! Pr. Max & I take the Gravy Train—still digesting Thanksgiving—or the Day of Mourning for the native tribal peoples of America who were slaughtered, their land stolen by the Pilgrims, as surely as the natives of Palestine are being slaughtered, their land is stolen by the Zionists of today. Thus—though I'm thankful for the heartwar…
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Guests Amanda Casari | Julie Ferraioli | Juniper Lovato Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes In today’s episode of Sustain, Richard is joined by guests, Amanda Casari, devrel engineer and open source researcher at Google Open Source Programs Office, Julie Ferraioli, an independent open source strategist, researcher, practitioner, and Partner at Ope…
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Guest Emily Omier Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! Richard is in Portland at FOSSY, the Free and Open Source Software Yearly conference that is held by the Software Freedom Conservancy. Today, we chat with Emily Omier, a revenue strategy and positioning consultant who helps open source startups accelerate revenue a…
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It’s our first ride on the Love Train since Capt’n Max’s 80th birthday & the 9th anniversary of The Bonobo Way (my 2014 bday gift to Max) so Max and I are celebrating with senior sex (it keeps you young!), medical fetish (the night nurse slipping into bed with the bday patient), bacchanalian parties, singing Christian callers & evocative reflection…
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Guest Karen Sandler Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! Richard is in Portland at FOSSY, the Free and Open Source Software Yearly conference that is held by the Software Freedom Conservancy. In this episode, Richard is joined by Karen Sandler, Executive Director at Software Freedom Conservancy. Today, they discuss the…
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Guest Sophia Vargas Panelist Richard Littauer | Leslie Hawthorn Show Notes In this episode, Richard and Leslie welcome guest Sophia Vargas, a Researcher and Program Manager at Google. Sophia’s journey from data center research to the open source ecosystem is explored, and the tactical support she provides to projects. She highlights the challenge o…
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Flying over Full Moon on my Vibrating Broom, I deliver my spooky s3x-positive Ode to Halloween to spark the scene as well as our newest Bonoboville road, “Poet Avenue"... Warning: Explicit Conversations About Politics, Culture, & S3xuality! So, it’s been 3 weeks since “Israel’s 9/11” when Hamas horrifically attacked Israel, & then Israel horrifical…
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Guest Richard Littauer Panelist Karen Sandler Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! In this episode, the tables are turned today as Karen Sandler takes over as host, interviewing our very own Richard Littauer. Recorded at the Free and Open Source Yearly conference, the discussion delves into Richard’s evolving perspective on sustainability in op…
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Guest Adam Monsen Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! Richard is in Portland at FOSSY, the Free and Open Source Software Yearly conference that is held by the Software Freedom Conservancy. In today’s episode, Richard is joined by Adam Monsen, co-founder of the open source conference, SeaGL, and author of the soon-to-b…
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Guests Daniel Stenberg | Dan Lorenc Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes Today, we are switching things up and doing something new for this episode of Sustain, where we’ll be talking about current events, specifically security challenges. Richard welcomes guest, Daniel Stenberg, founder, and lead developer of the cURL project. Richard and Daniel di…
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It’s our first FDR of Kink Month 2023, so Capt’n Max & I are set to let our kink flag fly & recap the amazing Abby Martin’s art party, which we do—but that’s not all we do… Hours before showtime, Hamas attacked Israel, killing 100s of Israelis & taking dozens of hostages in what many call “Israel’s 9/11,” its bold ferocity demonstrating Israel’s br…
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Guest Ben Hutton Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! The podcast where we talk about sustaining open source for the long haul. In this episode, Richard introduces us to Ben Hutton, a Specification Lead for JSON Schema at Postman. They discuss the evolution and diverse applications of JSON Schema, its funding, and the …
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Guest Josh Simmons Panelist Richard Littauer Show Notes Hello and welcome to Sustain! Richard is in Portland at FOSSY, the Free and Open Source Software Yearly conference that is held by the Software Freedom Conservancy. In this exciting episode, we welcome guest Josh Simmons, a notable figure with an illustrious career in the open source community…
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From Lauren Boebert’s push-up bra to John Fetterman’s hoodie, we talk about Senators & Congress members exercising their freedom of attire. How about togas like the Roman Senators wore (a caller proposes)? Then our U.S. Senators’ clothes might match the great Greco-Roman columns that adorn our Capitol, suggesting that we too live in a Greek-style d…
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