In 1998, a group of people broke away from the Free Software Foundation and created instead the Open Source Initiative. What were their motives? Richard Stallman, the founder of the FSF, and Tim O'Reilly who helped popularize the term 'Open Source' discuss the history of Open Source & Free Software.

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This series explores the history and future of podcasting, and each episode will feature a single guest who is a pioneer of podcasting. This time, we're interviewing Todd Cochrane, CEO of RawVoice (better known as Blubrry) and the host of Geek News Central Podcast

Todd has an amazing story which begun with a serious injury - but ultimately led to a surprising career as an early entrepreneur in the new media of podcasting. He wrote the first book on podcasting and signed one of the first advertising deals. Today, Todd's company is one of the biggest players in this new media.

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Leo Laporte is one of the very first podcasters. In 2005 Leo left - or almost left - traditional radio to start his own podcasting network, centered around cutting edge technology news, called TWIT. TWIT quickly became one of the most successful podcast networks with millions of downloads and award-winning shows such as This Week In Tech, Security Now and the New Screen Savers.

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Leo Laporte is one of the very first podcasters. In 2005 Leo left - or almost left - traditional radio to start his own podcasting network, centered around cutting edge technology news, called TWIT. TWIT quickly became one of the most successful podcast networks with millions of downloads and award-winning shows such as This Week In Tech, Security Now and the New Screen Savers.

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Jay Soderberg - AKA The Pod Vader. Head of Content at BlogTalkRadio and Host of the Next Fan Up show. 

Jay Soderberg started in podcasting back in 2006. Jay’s story is rather unique, since his first steps in podcasting where in the corporate world, whereas the vast majority of podcasters back then were independent creators. We talked about the advantages and disadvantages of podcasting in a corporate environment, Jay’s vision as Head of Content and, of course, the origins of his nickname - the Pod Vader.
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This series explores the history and future of podcasting, and each episode will feature a single guest who is a pioneer of podcasting. This time, we're interviewing Prof. Karlheinz Brandenburg - inventor of the popular MP3 format which a critical innovation in Podcasting history.

- The rejected patent that initiated his research,

- The Australian hacker that nearly destroyed Fraunhofer Institute's business model,

- The Psychoacoustics principles behind the innovative algorithm,

- Suzanne Vega's hit song - 'Tom's Diner' role in research,

- and much more. 

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This episode will focus on a few of the lesser-known children of the Solar System neighborhood: The Oort Cloud, Kuiper's Belt & Dwarf Planets.

 
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In the early 1980's Richard Stallman founded the Free Software Foundation: a socio-technological movement that revolutionized the software world. In this episode we'll hear Stallman himself talking about the roots of the movement, and learn of its early struggles. 

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Humans have yet to have set foot on a different planet, but today, from their limited vantage point on Earth, astronomers are able to notice a few breathtaking phenomena that are beyond human imagination. This episode reveals some of the greatest, most amazing, violent and impressive meteorological phenomena seen on other planets in the Solar System.

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