Season 1 Episode 6: Happy holidays
In the final episode of 2018 Bob talks about IBM's big money acquisition, Facebook's latest security missteps and whether using proprietary software makes you a saint or a sinner.
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- Red Hat has been acquired by IBM for $34 billion
- KDE desktop support is set to end in 2024, when it will become an optional package in the EPEL repositories
- Mark Shuttleworth advocated Ubuntu Server as a replacement
- Canonical doubled Ubuntu 18.04 long term support period to 10 years
- The Free Software Foundation launched a "code of kindness"
- The Linux Kernel Mailing List also debated if censoring naughty words is censorship
- The UK parliament seized incriminating papers about Facebook as part of their ongoing investigation into the Cambridge Analytica scandal
- These papers were published publicly by the "Culture, Media and Sport" select committee
- Here's a previous blog post about me leaving Facebook in July 2017, with an update from October 2018
- More free software projects have been deprecating support for 10+ year old 32-bit processors
The podcast audio for this episode is provided under the license terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). "Light Sting" by Kevin MacLeod, and "English Country Garden" are all available to download under license from the YouTube Creator Studio audio library.