Linux and the Hidden Politics of Open Source

Episode 108 · January 17th, 2020 · 52 mins 26 secs

About this Episode

Even in the world of open source software, where the source code is transparent to all, important decisions about the future of the code can sometimes be made in the shadows, without a full explanation.

Welcome to The New Stack Context, a podcast where we discuss the latest news and perspectives in the world of cloud native computing. This week, we chat with The New Stack’s Linux correspondent Jack Wallen who writes regular tutorial articles for us and covers the latest Linux and security news. We chat about the recent comments from Linux chief maintainer Linus Torvalds about the ZFS file system, as well as Red Hat’s recent decision to pull the Docker software from its Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution, replacing it with its own Podman software.

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