1×57: Deck the Blockchains

1×57: Deck the Blockchains

Posted by on Thursday, December 31, 2015 in News, Open Source, Reviews, Shows, Technology | 0 comments

Jono Bacon, Jeremy Garcia, and Stuart Langridge bring you Bad Voltage, in which Bryan has no voice and is thus not with us, Jono has a cold and yet manfully overcomes this to be with us, the future is made of steel-sheathed blockchain-based arguments about the GPL, and:

  • 00:03:17 We review the predictions we made a year ago in shows 33 and 34, and see how we did in our role as Cassandras. The tl;dr here is, don’t give up your day job, Nostradamus, although the world would look a lot nicer if it was what we predicted
  • 00:35:17 The Linux Foundation is shepherding a new collaborative effort to advance blockchain technology between lots of major tech and financial firms: Cisco, Deutsche Borse, JP Morgan, Intel, IBM, Accenture, and the like. Is this going to actually accomplish anything? Is a distributed ledger going to provide any benefits to we consumers?
  • 00:49:05 Stuart reviews Titan: “the toughest cable on earth”, a steel-sheathed phone charging cable and asks: is this useful?
  • 00:59:22 There’s a love triangle, except without much love, going on between the Software Freedom Conservancy, the Linux Foundation, and VMWare around alleged VMWare GPL violations and Linux Foundation accusations of conflict of interest; what’s it all about? What’s going on here?

Have a good New Year, everybody. We’ll see you in 2016 (possibly at Live Voltage at the end of January!).

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