So this episode turned out to be a really long one. The bulk of it is a topic that comes courtesy of @3pointedit on Twitter (thanks for listening!). That is, the costs of choosing to use free and open source software tools to produce your creative works. We often hear (or read) the benefits, but those of us on this side of the fence are less vociferous when it comes to the costs and consequences of this choice of ours. I run through those costs… at least in as much as how I see it.
Also, I devote a good chunk of time to discussing my hunt for a version control system for my writing work, as also detailed in my last blog post. Short version: it should work without a central server and it needs to have a full-featured Android client. Suggestions welcome.
The format for the show got shuffled around a bit, too. I’ve started doing the news bits as part of the intro and I have a little closing bit at the end. Let me know how you like it.
Speaking of news… this is what I cover:
And that should about do it. Lemme know what you think!
“I make stuff. I make stuff up. On occasion, I stuff-up what I make. I don’t do much stuff with make-up… though I’m not above trying. I work in all kinds of media: words, animation, ink, coffee, wood, video. And, of course, I’m really passionate about open source and open content, so that’s what I talk about in this show. Books I’ve written and other creative experiments I’ve made can be seen on monsterjavaguns.com.”