Full Circle Side-Pod Episode Nine: A Mish-mash of Technologies

Full Circle Side-Pod Episode Nine: A Mish-mash of Technologies


Full Circle Podcast LogoFull Circle Side-Pod Episode Nine: A Mish-mash of Technologies

In this episode, Social innovation, Open Data and FOSSbox

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This is an extra, irregular, short-form podcast, which is intended to be a side-branch of the main Full Circle Podcast. Somewhere to put all the general technology, non-Ubuntu news and opinions, hobby-horses and kruft that doesn’t fit anywhere else. Be prepared for a healthy dose of British sarcasm.

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Your Hosts:
* Robin Catling (blog at http://catlingmindswipe.blogspot.com/, twitter @robincatling)

* Les Pounder (blog at http://lespounder.wordpress.com/ twitter @lespounder)

Additional audio by Victoria Pritchard

Show Notes

00:59 | WELCOME and INTRO

01:55 | Feedback on the OpenTech Conference 2011, Saturday 21st May 2011.

OpenTech 2011 is an informal, low cost, one-day conference on slightly different approaches to technology, transport and democracy. Talks by people who work on things that matter, guarantees a day of thoughtful talks leading to conversations with friends.

08:09 | Interview: Glen Mehne of Social Innovation Camp:

Social Innovation Camp brings together ideas, people and digital tools to build web-based solutions to social problems – all in just 48 hours

17:44 | Interview: Paula Graham of Fossbox

Fossbox is a non-profit organisation supporting digital inclusion and helping other non-profits move towards lower-cost ICT systems with more flexibility and lower environmental impact.

30:51 | Interview: Lucy Chambers of the Open Knowledge Foundation

Founded in 2004, we’re a not-for-profit organization promoting open knowledge: any kind of data and content – sonnets to statistics, genes to geodata – that can be freely used, reused, and redistributed. We promote open knowledge because of its potential to deliver far-reaching societal benefits.

48:13 | FEEDBACK: How to get in touch with us

48:54 | NEWS: Competition for Ubuntu and Unity according to Distrowatch

56:17 | WRAP and OUTRO

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Creative Commons Music Tracks
* Opening: ‘Knights of the darkness’ by Zero Project
* Main theme: ‘CCMixter’ by Code
* Incidental: ‘Funkorama‘ by Kevin MacLeod
* Incidental: ‘Techno-dog’ by Unknown, original recording royalty free under Creative Commons v2
* Opening dramatic dialog by Dave Wilkins and Robin Catling, from 2001: A Space Odyssey

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Running Time: 57 minutes 18 seconds


  1. This latest sidepodcast has a large, embedded album art (over 40kb). This can cause playback issues in the likes of SMPlayer. To resolve, simple use something like “easyTag” to remove the embedded art.
    I am sure the is a bug logged against mplayer/smplayer about this – but can’t find it just now.

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