Friday is coming (Winter is thankfully shambling towards Spring ..) and it is time for another Luminosity of Free Software. This week's topics will include:
- Cycles of standardization: If we cast our eyes back to half a decade ago, Free software development tooling was in the midst of a "Cambrian explosion" event. Multiple build systems, revision control tools and patch management tools were vying for attention and usage. Today the dominant survivors are all but self-evident. I'll be discussing this part of Free software history a bit and reflecting on what we can learn from it and the clues it offers for the future.
- Open the Valves: I've been watching SteamOS with quite a bit of interest since it was announced, but have stayed quiet on my thoughts about it because so much was still up in the air. Things have become a lot more evidence as to what it will be and how Valve will steward it, so I figure there's no time like the present to take a quick look at it.
- Better with Butter: We'll take a peek at the still-maturing btrfs file system as it appears in current Linux kernel releases and why all of us tech lovers should be excited about what it means for the future of our data.
- Q&A: As always, questions from the audience will be taken and answered during and after the show.