Episode 343

Ask Noah Show 343 | Red Hat's Source Code with Mike McGrath


June 27th, 2023

58 mins 21 secs

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Mike McGrath joins the Ask Noah Show to discuss the changes Red Hat is making in how they make their source code available.

-- During The Show --

00:50 Arch Keyring Fix - Bloominstrong

  • at the bottom of /etc/pacman.conf
  • Include "SigLevel = Optional TrustAll" under core and extra
  • Update the keyring -Sy archlinux-keyring
  • Confirm each new key
  • Remove "SigLevel = Optional TrustALL"
  • run pacman -Syu

03:05 Church Streaming - John

10:30 Web Platform? - Brian

  • [Go Hugo](gohugo.io)

12:30 Mumble Caller - JMP.chat & Linphone - Naelr

  • Setup Linphone with JMP.chat
  • Send ? in cheogram chat
  • reset sip

17:58 News Wire

19:55 Red Hat Interview

  • Mike McGrath - Vice President of Core Platforms Engineering
  • Blog Post 1
  • Reaction was unexpected, swift, and immediate
  • Conviction to the GPL
  • Source code is still available
  • Surprised more people didn't look at CentOS Stream
  • Blog Post 2
  • Red Hat no longer finds value in "re-builders"
  • Free as in freedom vs free as in beer
  • Standing on the shoulders of giants
  • Red Hat welcome's competition and contribution
  • Why not start with the second blog post's message?
  • Timing of the change
  • Meeting the GPL requirements
  • Products vs Projects
  • When did the thought of this start?
  • CentOS Stream
  • Things being done in bad faith
  • Threat to the open source business model
  • Red Hat has worked hard to make RHEL available for free
  • What about people using downstream rebuilds in CI pipelines?
  • No cost RHEL for open source projects (ROSI)
  • Does Red Hat want to be the "bottom rung of the ladder"?
  • IBM had zero input
  • CentOS Stream is critical for RHEL
  • What is Red Hat selling when they sell RHEL?
  • What impact will this have on the broader ecosystem?

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