Podcast Season 3 Episode 5
Title: Stallman wasn't stalling
In this episode: Gnome drops both the maximise and minimise buttons. Mark Shuttleworth admits mistakes were made over the Banshee debacle and Nokia sells most of Qt. Discover our discoveries and challenge results, and hear your own opinions in the Open Ballot.
What's in the show:
- Discovery of the week:
- FreeBSD has only one developer working on X.org.
- Thomas Cook, the popular UK-based travel agent, in a departure from its first excursion where it took 570 temperance campaigners from Leicester Campbell Street station to a rally in Loughborough, is currently offering £200 off all Tunisian and Egyptian holidays.
- KDE's icon for applications seems to hark back to those glory days of boxed software.
- Find out when the International Space Station and other random satellites will be visible with GPredict.
There's going to be neither maximise nor minimise buttons in Gnome 3.0. Mark Shuttleworth says mistakes were made in the Banshee debacle (here's the quote Graham was referring to: "Canonical would like you to succeed, would like to make it as easy as possible for many, many users to adopt your software, and is willing to share the benefits of that with you.") Ubuntu 11.10 is going to be called Oneiric Ocelot and Nokia has sold its Qt licensing and services to Digia.
- You Dare Us:
Hear the results of our challenge to create a new mascot for Linux.
- In The Dock:
Andrew holds the hot potato for 60 seconds as he tries to convince you of something important.
- Open Ballot: does free software need a figurehead?
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Presenters: Andrew Gregory, Efrain Hernandez-Mendoza, Graham Morrison and Mike Saunders.Ogg Vorbis and MP3.
Theme Music by Brad Sucks.