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Open Source Journeys: In Conversation With Craig Maloney

October 8, 2018 - by Marcel Gagné

This is Episode 1 of a new podcast series. Marcel hangs out and chats with people who have been captured by the spirit and promise of Linux and Open Source software. Open Source is part philosophy, part technology, and part ideology. That's a powerful combination that sparks the imagination in different ways for different people. Today's podcast features Craig Maloney. Craig is a huge fan of Linux and Open Source Software, one of those people who has turned that passion into fun and career. He's a programmer, musician, gamer (and game-designer), and a collector of old computer systems. Craig is also the host of Open Metalcast, a podcast about metal music available under Creative Commons licensing. He's also the co-host of Lococast, a board member of the MUG, the Michigan UNIX User Group, and he is one of the people behind Penguicon, a combination Linuxfest and Science Fiction Convention. If that sounds like a strange combination, trust me on this. It works! He's worked on various open source projects, including a few games. He also maintains Tootstream, a command line client for Mastodon. In case you've never heard of it, Mastodon is a federated open source alternative to Twitter.

I could go on, but let's just welcome Craig Maloney and let him do some of the talking. You'll find links to some of the things we covered below.

Craig Maloney's Website: http://decafbad.net/
Craig on Mastodon: https://octodon.social/@craigmaloney
The Open Metalcast Podcast: http://openmetalcast.com/
Applixware: http://vistasource.com/index.php?id=applixware
Penguicon: https://penguicon.org
MUG (Michigan Unix User Group): http://www.mug.org/
Infomagic (makers of Linux CDROMs): https://archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22InfoMagic%22

and finally, the Linux Platypus : https://www.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/logos/platypus/llogo.gif

About Marcel Gagné:

Marcel Gagné

Marcel Gagné is LPI's Editor at Large. The "Cooking With Linux" guy. Writer and Free Thinker at Large. Science, Linux, and technology geek. Long time columnist for Linux Journal, LinuxPro Magazine, Ubuntu User Magazine, SysAdmin, and others. Author of six books including "Linux System Administration: A User's Guide" and the "Moving to Linux" series of books. Promoter, advocate, and evangelist for Free and Open Source Software on radio, television, and YouTube. Occasionally opinionated. Always confused. Loves wine, food, music, and the occasional single malt Scotch.