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WFTL Bytes! for Oct 21, 2008 : Android battles, OSS money, good news in bad times, standard needs, and no steengkeeng ads

This is WFTL Bytes!, your occasiodaily FOSS and Linux news show for Oct 21, 2008, with your host, Marcel Gagné. Today's stories include people making money from open source software, battling Androids, a new push for Linux standards, and a question as to whether we need any steengkeeng ad campaigns in our quest for World Domination.

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For links to the stories covered in today's newscast, click the 'read more'link.

Motorola says their Android will be better :
Does Linux need a $300M ad campaign? :
Canonical store starting to push 3rd party apps :
RedHat says economic crisis will be good for OSS :
LSB 4.0 beta is out :

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I too have just discovered your show! Its must viewing, I really like the style in which you deliver the topics, I just wish you'd make the show longer!!!

Anyway, I try to fight my little open source battles the best way I can and I will certainly be linking to you from my page!

Kind regards from the UK!

re: Excellent

Hey Goblin,

Thanks for watching, and for taking the time to post.

Longer?! I appreciate the sentiment in the spirit in which it was delivered, but I honestly think it's for the best of all concerned if I keep my broadcasts short and, er, uhm . . . Dang! Sweet just isn't the right word, but you get the idea.

-- Marcel

Need my fix

So, you give me just enough bytes to get me hooked, and then you leave me high and dry. Cruel... cruel I say. Bytes is just the right length and tempo. I just recently found it, but I am already going to be checking for it daily. I enjoy it much more than the WFTL show, which is too long to hold my interest (sorry). I can well understand the occasio aspect of Bytes, but I do hope to see it often.


Re: Need my fix

Hey Al,

Thanks for watching. Sorry about being so dang cruel. As you might expect, I sit up nights trying to come up with ways to pick people up only to let them fall -- I'm kidding. Seriously. Sadly, there are days when I just can't fit in the time necessary to make one of these things. Amazing that a 5 or 6 minute newscast can take a couple of hours from start to finish. Still, I will do my best to keep more daily and less occasio in the mix.

Have I mentioned that there won't be one next Tuesday? :-)

-- Marcel


What you need is a co-presenter who can do things when your not around. I've been suckered into watching your videos, only to have them dry up every so often.

and since this is about FOSS, perhaps social collaborative news casting should be an experiment?

Great Stuff

Hi - just wanted let you know that I have put in a good word about your podcast on my linux blog

Re; Great stuff

Hey Binny,

Thanks for the kind words and my first quotable for the page, "WFTL Bytes does for Linux what Zero Punctuation does for gaming".

-- Marcel