Bad Voltage Season 1 Episode 38: Easy Being Green

Bryan Lunduke, Jono Bacon, Stuart Langridge and myself present Bad Voltage, in which we decide to talk about Linux almost completely for the whole show. Featuring following the dare in the last show a great deal of OpenSuSE (or openSUSE or opensuse or possibly Open SUSE), green-coloured things, and:

  • If you want a thing fixed in an open source project, and you’re prepared to pay market rate for a developer to get it fixed… how do you find someone to pay to fix it? It seems harder than you might think (1.49)
  • We speak as part of this openSUSE-based show to Andrew Wafaa, long-time contributor and member of the openSUSE community board, about why he’s involved and where openSUSE stands with the rest of the free software community (19.30)
  • In the last show Bryan threw down a challenge to the other three to spend time using openSUSE and report back on their findings. We tried Gnome, KDE, and Enlightenment: now we talk about how that went and what we think about openSUSE as a whole (40.42)
  • We review the newly-released Dell M3800 laptop powerhouse (73.12)

Listen to 1×38: Easy Being Green

As mentioned here, Bad Voltage is a project I’m proud to be a part of. From the Bad Voltage site: Every two weeks Bad Voltage delivers an amusing take on technology, Open Source, politics, music, and anything else we think is interesting, as well as interviews and reviews. Do note that Bad Voltage is in no way related to, and unlike LQ it will be decidedly NSFW. That said, head over to the Bad Voltage website, take a listen and let us know what you think.


2 Responses to Bad Voltage Season 1 Episode 38: Easy Being Green

  1. Best show -ever, but surely if you going to fund bounties “again&again ” like you and Jono said, then surely this is down to the bugs-description and discretion.
    If the bountier-financier has the money then this won’t apply, as with Patreon: they just keep giving the money – **not on exact same bugs** under a different release, but the evolution of the program, to which the bounty relays to (in this case Ffoxy 36+38+39 & onwards).

    Take this Patreon approach for assessing the money – at this stage £GBP.200 a month and put that into the release cycle, which for a standard Ubuntu LTS is 2yrs or £.4800 collectively.( and just factor in the COLLECTIVE factor-which you must.) And that doesn’t take into the account the 14.2 , 14.3, 14.4 possibilities of inclusion over the years . Ganging up on @sil was misguided in this unfortunate disapproval, on your parts. He didn’t even call you ‘mini-little’ in this one: ☑

    and don’t just say I’m an elementary boffin, I’m not I use Ubuntu Mate – also on Bsource. R U ?

    • Jeremy says:

      Thanks for the initial comment, first off; much appreciated. Aq will be happy to know he has an ally here I’m sure. I’m not on Bountysource yet, but I do plan to check it out further.


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