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Welcome to The Craft of Open Source, hosted by Ben Rometsch, Co-Founder and CEO of Flagsmith. This bi-weekly show is focused on the ins and outs of the Open Source Software Community. Join Ben as he speaks with the brightest minds that have brought us some of the most adopted technologies on earth. Each episode is an interview with creators, maintainers, entrepreneurs, and key contributors to the open source community. We will cover critical topics for open source developers, contributors an ...
 
In this podcast we previously do a research and then talk about the best features of GPL plugins and themes available for Wordpress What is PluginBay? It's a website focused on researching and building a comprehensive list of plugins and themes for Wordpress CMS that can help people who're starting new projects with Wordpress or are looking to improve their current ones
 
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What if you can collaborate with teams across domains? Introducing Pablo Múzquiz, CEO & co-founder of Penpot. Penpot gives design freedom for teams. In this episode, Pablo takes Ben Rometsch behind the scenes on how they came up with Penpot. Join in the conversation and discover Penpot’s groundbreaking potential for designers. You’ll also discover …
 
The open-source community was changed forever with the Jenkins software project. Providing hundreds of plugins to be used for project building, deployment, and automation, it is the leading open-source automation server today. To explore this even further, Ben Rometsch goes back to the beginning by sitting down with its creator, Kohsuke Kawaguchi. …
 
Open source is an ever-evolving field since technological innovation and demands will not stop as human life progresses, finding a useful open-source alternative to existing projects. This way, the work of a developer can be easier depending on the purpose they are after. Ben Rometsch talks with Bjarne Christiansen to discuss the journey of how he …
 
One of the most important features of an open-source project is its high level of user-friendliness. Even if one has various complexities that allow for better application development or webserver management, something that's confusing and time-consuming will not be used as much by many. This is what Kasra Bigdeli had in mind when he started CapRov…
 
Mitchell Hashimoto's company HashiCorp is the creator of Vagrant, Packer, Serf, Consul, Terraform, Vault, and Nomad. Together, these open source projects have over 100,000 stars on Github and exist to help engineers better with consistent workflows to provision, secure, connect, and run any infrastructure for any application.…
 
Looking for observability dashboards that have the right balance between looking good, easy to use, powerful, and intuitive? Ben Rometsch has a web application just for you. In this episode, he sits down with the creator and project lead of Grafana, Torkel Ödegaard, to talk about how he started this company that offers a monitoring observability so…
 
Released in 2004, Ruby on Rails is an open-source web application framework written in Ruby. Created by David Heinemeier Hansson, the framework takes full advantage of the Ruby’s unique features to create a language that continues to be very approachable even after almost two decades of development. In this conversation with Ben Rometsch, David div…
 
Universal code search is an awesome tool that can make you a lot more efficient as a coder, but not many developers or companies use it. An open source alternative to Google Code Search, Sourcegraph is on a mission to bring this underappreciated piece of software into every developer and every company that needs it. The company’s CEO, Quinn Slack j…
 
Karen and Bradley discuss two other DMCA exemptions filed by Software Freedom Conservancy during the 2020/2021 Triennial Rulemaking Process at the copyright office: one for wireless router firmwares and one for privacy research. Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:39) Supporters of Conservancy can join this mailing list to hear and see live recordings of eve…
 
Companies that have an open source component usually started out as open source and then developed an enterprise version of the software later. Load testing SaaS platform, k6 approached its development the other way around – producing an interesting dynamic that has resulted to unique outcomes for the company. As CEO Robin Gustafsson relates in thi…
 
There is an ethical conundrum that revolves around the issue of data privacy when it comes to web analytics. Most marketers and businesses, especially the smaller ones, are naturally inclined to use Google Analytics because it offers high functionality for free. However, it does come with the price of data privacy and governments and other stakehol…
 
Legal systems for almost any industry tends to follow innovation. In open source, that lag has been even more pronounced due to the pace of change and increased complexity. OSS Capital founder, Heather Meeker, has followed the evolution of open source licensing over the course of her 25 year legal career. Sitting down with host Ben Rometsch in this…
 
Software Freedom Conservancy filed multiple exemptions in the USA Copyright Office Triennial Rulemaking Process under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). In this episode, Karen and Bradley explore the details of Conservancy's filing to request permission to circumvent technological restriction measures in order to investigate infringement …
 
Transitioning from a closed source project to open source has its own challenges. Shedding light into the process, Ben Rometsch invites Tom Moor, the founder of Outline. Outline is becoming a widely adopted knowledge-base for leading companies around the world. It has grown incredibly fast with over 10,000 stars on Github and poised to continue it'…
 
Ansible was created to make automating IT infrastructure simple. In this episode, we are joined by Michael DeHaan, founder of Ansible, to take us through a wide-ranging conversation. He talks about his beginnings in the open-source community at Redhat, why he started Ansible as a side project and his thoughts on the open-source community's state. T…
 
Uku and Marko are the Co-Founders of Plausible...and they've never actually met in person. Plausible is an open source alternative to Google Analytics and a project that was launched in 2018. Uku was inspired to launch a project on IndieHackers and share his progress with the world. Eventually he decided to open the product up to the open source co…
 
In this episode, Paul Dix talks about the origins of InfluxDB, how they’ve built it into a massive project and where they are heading next. Paul shares great insights on how they found early product-market fit, decided to build a database as a product and why they saw a unique opportunity for their technology with the open source community. Technol…
 
The first live podcast of Free as in Freedom, hosted at SeaGL 2019 in November 2019. Hear questions from the studio audience and answers from Bradley and Karen. Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:38) Producer Dan speaks on mic to introduce that this is a live show. Segment 1 (01:17) This is a live show from SeaGL 2019, a community-organized FaiP (02:15) Car…
 
Karen and Bradley discuss the end to Microsoft's e-book platform and generally the dangers and disasters that Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) cause for software users and developers. Show Notes: Karen and Bradley discuss the end to Microsoft's e-book platform and generally the dangers and disasters that Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) c…
 
Bradley and Karen enjoy and discuss Molly De Blanc's keynote at the first annual CopyleftConf, entitled The Margins of Software Freedom, followed by an exclusive interview with Molly! Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:37) Bradley mentioned (without the title) the film, When a Stranger Calls, which is indeed a real movie, not a TV movie, and was from the la…
 
Bradley and Karen discuss two additional permissions that can be used to “backport” the GPLv3 Termination provisions to GPLv2 — the Kernel Enforcement Statement Additional Permission, and the Red Hat Cooperation Commitment. A blog post on Conservancy's site summarizes the discussion on this show. Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:35) Bradley mentioned irre…
 
Bradley and Karen discuss the details of the completion of the lawsuit (which Conservancy supported) between Christoph Hellwig and VMware in Germany. Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:37) Bradley mentioned the episode of Red Dwarf, White Hole, where the characters are speaking too slowly or two quickly due to time differentials. (01:30) Bradley explained t…
 
Bradley and Karen discuss and critique the new initiative by the Linux Foundation called CommunityBridge. The podcast includes various analysis that expands upon their blog post about Linux Foundation's CommunityBridge. Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:36) Conservancy helped Free Software Foundation and GNOME Foundation begin fiscal sponsorship work. (07:…
 
Bradley and Karen interview their own producer, Dan Lynch, on site at Copyleft Conf 2019. Show Notes: Segment 0 (00:46) Karen now teaches teaches a course at Columbia University. (03:40) In addition to being the producer of Free as in Freedom, Dan Lynch was the host of Rat Hole Radio, the co-host of Linux Outlaws, and currently co-hosts Hollywood O…
 
In their final installment regarding their joint keynote at FOSDEM 2019, entitled: Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today?: Confessions of Activists Who Try But Fail to Avoid Proprietary Software, you listeners can hear the final product — a recording of the actual FOSDEM keynote. Afterwards, Karen and Bradley compare notes on what went wro…
 
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