When you get a chance to sit down with Robyn Bergeron, current incumbent leader of the Fedora project you take it. Robyn and I have recorded before in February but this time we had some time on our hands without any pressure and decided to record a really amazing show talking:
Part one of the show synopsis
Fedora releases, rel 20 on the horizon – plans for the future
How the Community ethic is absolutely key to Fedora
How Fedora comes about and the need for transparency
Openstack and Cloud
Remembering Seth Vidal fondly
We talk deep and dirty about community and playing nicely
The CentOS conundrum / how bad could perception be ?
How the board of Red Hat support and guide Fedora
Embedded Linux – Raspberry Pi etc etc
Splitting Fedora 21 – The Holy Trinity
Growing old gracefully in Open Source
These shows ARE longer than I usually broadcast but it’s Christmas and genuinely you very rarely get to hear behind the scenes at a major Linux distribution and this is a real chance to get that opportunity.
I was in Holland at the CloudStack Collaboration Conference and recorded a number of shows that have made it out via RSS but I haven’t talked about here. So as it’s the run up to Christmas today is a podcast bonanza with no less than four shows highlighted here for your aural delectation.
The first show I am bringing you here is with Tryggvi Lárusson of GreenQloud in Iceland. GreenQloud I wanted to talk to because they are 100% Green environmentally friendly. Using the thermal geological heat in the substrata of the Icelandic crust and hydroelectric power to power their datacentre. Big time Open Source user I wanted to hear from them about their startup and plans for growth.
The second show is with a good new friend Arjan Eriks of Schuberg Philis in Holland who are a major cloud provider working with upstream verticals and customers in specific niche marketplaces (regulated and auditable cloud needs to meet Dutch and EU privacy specific workloads). A company who make revenue and who grow based entirely on their Cloud ambition. Great guy – commercial and balanced and able to paint a picture to the listener of what customers want and how to retain them.
The Red Hat Cloud Provider Programme is a great way of you being able to both stand up a business and also to attract, and to retain custom. Talk to me offline for more info.
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One of the biggest tech cloud podcasts with over 130 episodes is Aaron Delp’s Cloudcast show. It’s one of my defacto shows to listen to with a different demographic and different style / length to the way that I work. Aaron is a perennial part of my listening habit so to sit down and do a podcast with him was a chance I would have grabbed at. So, the clash of the casts was born and today we recorded a session.
Sitting opposite us to give us a comprehensive OSS boost and to talk Cloud was Mark Hinkle of Citrix. Mark like all of us in the community eats, lives and breathes Open Source so this podcast always had potential.
I am recording this week in Amsterdam at the Cloudstack Collaboration Conference and you will see various shows appear throughout this week and next that I’ve recorded while on the ground here.
Todays show is with Antoine Coetsier from Exoscale in Switzerland, a country very close to my heart. Exoscale are a Cloudstack vendor/partner but also a Red Hat partner too who are actively working with large and medium sized organisations moving to Cloud.
I recorded this show yesterday afternoon and feel somewhat like a 1940s journalist trying to get copy back to my news desk having had what I can only describe as the slowest tethered internet connection I’ve had in 10+ years or more to upload this at 1.2k/sec. Painful. Would have been quicker to send it by carrier pigeon. Technology, it seems, in 3G carrier relationships is just poor across Europe.
Come back later for more shows from the conference.
I arrived in Amsterdam yesterday evening to attend this weeks CloudStack Conference along with Red Hat colleagues from Gluster and Fedora. Met up last night with good community friends from Citrix and this mornings keynotes kick off shortly.
I’ll be recording podcasts with Robyn Bergeron, David Nally, Neils De Vos, Mark Hinkle, Sebastien Goasguen and hopefully others as well as learning more about every type of competing cloud technology in the ecosystem.
Watch out for posts and podcast content over the next 72 hours.
I was at the Gluster London Community event in London yesterday and listened to speakers there talk about Gluster and demystifying what it is and also how it has made an impact in the storage world.
One of the speakers there was Udo Seidel from Amadeus in Munich who is well known in Open Source circles and a great guy to talk tech to. We meant to record this in Edinburgh as he was also at Linuxcon but time ran out. So we reconvened and yesterday we put this ten minute podcast together for you.
Come back next week for some more great content. Remember you can subscribe to the show via iTunes on your iOS or MacOS device of choice or any platform via the RSS or my syndicated feeds.
This weekends podcast talks about my thoughts around Linuxcon, I also put front and centre my thoughts about our responsibilities in the Open Source world.
Big thanks to Jim Zemlin, Stephanie Markowski and Jennifer Cloer for their hard work and diligence to help make Linuxcon such a success and inviting me there to podcast. As a card carrying paid up member of the Linux Foundation getting those podcasts recorded as professionally as possible and to draw attention to what Linux and Open Source is about is crucial.
In the past few weeks I’ve podcast about, and talked about the Gluster Community Day this coming Tuesday in Shoreditch, London. A free event starting at 2pm till 6pm, lots of great speakers, demos and lots more. I’m podcasting from there so if you fancy being on a show get down there and say hi. More information from the Gluster Community Page, and register via Eventbrite here. If you’re into Openstack, storage, cloud, open source then this event is especially for you.
Now go listen to the podcast – this one’s just me talking but it’s a call to arms and important.