Hacking Culture


Free Software and the Public Good

Episodes

10. Clayton Dewey on Drutopia

In this episode of Hacking Culture, Matthew Tift talks Clayton Dewey about Drutopia, an initiative to revolutionize the way we build online tools. Clayton talks about Drupal distributions, activism, the Industrial Workers of the World, Backdrop CMS, and more!

This episode is released under the Creative Commons attribution share alike 4.0 International license. The theme music used in this episode comes from the Open Goldberg Variations, performed by Kimiko Ishizaka. The musical interludes all come from ccMixter.org. "Chillin' With Jeris" by copperhead and "Naturally" by Vidian, featuring Michael Burns and Morea Arthur under CC BY-NC license.

9. Matt Westgate and Seth Brown on Doing Good with Drupal

In this episode of Hacking Culture, Matthew Tift talks with Matt Westgate and Seth Brown about Lullabot, the Drupal community, and how people who build free software improve the world. This episode is as much about the hacking of culture as it is about the culture of hacking. Learn more at hackingculture.org. The theme music used in this episode comes from the Open Goldberg Variations. This episode is released under the Creative Commons attribution share alike 4.0 International license.

8. Stu Keroff on Asian Penguins

In this episode of Hacking Culture, Matthew Tift talks with Stu Keroff about a Linux User Group for Asian middle-school students called Asian Penguins. The kids learn not only how to use Linux, but also maintain more than 30 Linux computers for their school and provide Linux computers to local families that cannot afford a computer.

This episode is released under the Creative Commons attribution share alike 4.0 International license. The theme music used in this episode comes from the Open Goldberg Variations. The musical interludes all come from ccMixter.org. "Reverie (small theme)" by _ghost under CC BY license. "Heartbit" by Alex featuring Onlymeith under CC BY-NC license.

7. Holly Ross on the Drupal Association

In this episode of Hacking Culture, Matthew Tift talks with Holly Ross, the Executive Director of the Drupal Association, about the Drupal community, the Drupal Association, non-profits, business, tax codes, and more. They get into some controversial issues, and some of Holly's answers may surprise you!

This episode is released under the Creative Commons attribution share alike 4.0 International license. The theme music used in this episode comes from the Open Goldberg Variations. The musical interludes all come from ccMixter.org. "See You Later" by Pitx featuring Fireproof Babies and Bmccosar, "I dunno" by grapes, "Prism in the Ether" by Fireproof_Babies under CC BY-NC license.

6. Allison Randal on Participating in FLOSS Communities

In this episode of Hacking Culture, Matthew Tift talks with Allison Randal about her 30 years of professional programming experience, serving on multiple well-known open source and free software boards, planning conferences like OSCON and DebConf, and more. She offers a great deal of valuable advice both for people new to the FLOSS community as well as people who are looking to get more involved, as well as ideas about the relationship between the FSF and the OSI, great tips for conference organizers, and suggestions about how to transition from one free software community to the next.

This episode is released under the Creative Commons attribution share alike 4.0 International license. The theme music used in this episode comes from the Open Goldberg Variations, performed by Kimiko Ishizaka . The musical interludes all come from ccMixter.org. "Test Drive" by Zapac, "Mauerspechte (the light) ditto ditto" by ASHWAN under CC BY-NC license. "La Madeline Au Truffe" by basematic featuring Jeris (VJ_Memes) under CC BY license. "Black Rainbow" by Pitx under Creative Commons Sampling Plus.

5. Ruth Suehle: Contributing to Free Software Without Writing Code

In this episode of Hacking Culture Matthew Tift talks to Ruth Suehle about her involvement with Red Hat, the Fedora Project, opensource.com, and her book, Raspberry Pi Hacks.

This episode is released under the Creative Commons attribution share alike 4.0 International license. The theme music used in this episode comes from the Open Goldberg Variations, performed by Kimiko Ishizaka . The musical interludes all come from ccMixter.org. "Vertigo's Roses" by Speck, "Feeling Dark (Behind The Mask)" by 7OOP3D featuring Artexflow, "Goodbye War, Hello Peace" by teru, "Chillin' With Jeris" by copperhead under CC BY-NC license. "Awel" by stefsax and "Longing for Tumbleweeds" by Admiral Bob featuring snowflake under CC BY license.

4. Robert Douglass and Thomas Bonte: Open Source Bach

This special bonus episode of Hacking Culture coincides with the release of the Open Well-Tempered Clavier, a Kickstarter-funded project to produce a public domain recording and digital score of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, plus a braille edition for blind musicians.

Matthew Tift talks with Robert Douglass (Open Goldberg Project) and Thomas Bonte (MuseScore) about creating open source and free versions of Bach's music, free music composition and notation software, being part of the "free culture movement," what Richard Stallman thinks about the name "Open Goldberg," and much more!

This episode is released under the Creative Commons attribution share alike 3.0 United States license. The theme music comes from the Open Goldberg Variations and the musical interludes come from the Open Well-Tempered Clavier, performed by Kimiko Ishizaka.

3. Jesse von Doom: CASH Music

This episode of Hacking Culture explores the topic of free software in the music industry. Matthew Tift talks with Jesse von Doom about how the CASH Music platform solves problems for working musicians, exploring such topics as funding a free software project, the challenges that come with running a non-profit organization, and promoting free software to musicians.

This episode is released under the Creative Commons attribution share alike 3.0 United States license. The theme music used in this episode comes from the Open Goldberg Variations, performed by Kimiko Ishizaka. The musical interludes all come from ccMixter.org. "Urbana-Metronica (wooh-yeah mix)" by spinningmerkaba, featuring Morusque, Jeris, CSoul, and Alex Beroza, "Cafe connection" by morgantj, featuring Morusque, "I dunno" by grapes, and "Parametaphoriquement" by gmz under CC BY license. "Naturally" by Vidian, featuring Michael Burns and Morea Arthur under CC BY-NC license.

2. Bill Haenel: Free Software in Public Media

In this second episode of Hacking Culture, Matthew Tift talks with Bill Haenel from North Country Public Radio about free software in public media.

All music used in this episode comes from the Open Goldberg Variations, performed by Kimiko Ishizaka.

This episode is released under the Creative Commons attribution share alike 3.0 United States license.

1. Nate Haug: Forking Drupal

This inaugural episode of Hacking Culture introduces the idea of software forking, one of the fundamental characteristics of free software, and Matthew talks with Nate Haug about Backdrop, a Drupal fork.

This episode (which augments Drupalize.Me episode 26) explores a variety of topics, including how Nate got involved in free software development, the philosophical and structural differences between Backdrop and Drupal, similarities that Backdrop shares with other well-known software forks, and the release of Backdrop 1.0 on January 15, 2015.

All music used in this episode comes from the Open Goldberg Variations, performed by Kimiko Ishizaka. This episode is released under the Creative Commons attribution share alike 3.0 United States license.