For those bright eyed amongst you the podcasts stopped broadcasting new content on June 12th 2014. I'm not going to go into the long and rather bizarre story now as to why the podcasts stopped, I've eluded to it on the Podcast page you can access by clicking this link or the menu above.
From that page you can access ALL the archived shows from The CloudEvangelist Website and Red Hat Summit Radio 2013 and 2014 archived thanks to the wonderful folk at Stitcher Smart Radio where the show was also broadcast from and remains.
If you want to subscribe to an RSS there is a listing for one on the podcasts page that remains live.
Apologies for broken embedded links - I won't be going back through the site to repair/replace them as this site is all but deprecated with new current activities.
Ten days ago I did a podcast with Richard Clarke, ABC News Cyberterrorism correspondent and advisor to the White House and three former US presidents. Little did I know that three days later the world would react to the release of the information around the OpenSSL vulnerability now known as Heartbleed.
To get a podcast with Richard is a bit of a coup. He doesn't speak to very many media outlets in the IT space and certainly not with the reach and the focus around Cloud that I have. Since I put it on air almost 30,000 folk have listened to it and it's started conversations and featured in articles about who knew what within intelligence agencies and the NSA about who knew what and when they became aware.
My feeling is - does it matter ? I would hope, as a peace appreciating freedom appreciating citizen of the modern world that the agencies out there react and work in a manner that is forward thinking and communicative. Indeed all my own personal experience having worked in intelligence and in defence is that they are stretched, badly paid and badly appreciated and rely on relationships with industry just to tread water. I find it very hard to believe that the question who knew what when where is relevant to us going to Cloud.
More the question is on you the deployer, the architect, the developer to ensure you use a certified OS, you have a patch strategy, you own your reporting and your logging and you make sure you understand and breathe governance. Understanding blended control matrixes that allow you to own your footprint in public private or open hybrid cloud mated to a risk environment that conforms to your appetite or GRC tables.
Richard went on the record without being prompted - on my microphones - stating for a fact that mandated US Government behaviour was to patch and interact unless there was a massive stated case with interagency ministerial support to behave otherwise. I took him at his word and I'm no doubt many would argue otherwise. I looked him in the eye and that is genuinely good enough for me.
You can listen in to the podcast via iTunes or Stitcher or you can follow the link to the direct download / stream below and make your own mind up.
When you get a chance to sit down with Robyn Bergeron, current incumbent leader of the Fedora project you take it. Robyn and I have recorded before in February but this time we had some time on our hands without any pressure and decided to record a really amazing show talking:
Part one of the show synopsis
Fedora releases, rel 20 on the horizon - plans for the future
How the Community ethic is absolutely key to Fedora
How Fedora comes about and the need for transparency
Openstack and Cloud
Remembering Seth Vidal fondly
We talk deep and dirty about community and playing nicely
The CentOS conundrum / how bad could perception be ?
How the board of Red Hat support and guide Fedora
Embedded Linux - Raspberry Pi etc etc
Splitting Fedora 21 - The Holy Trinity
Growing old gracefully in Open Source
These shows ARE longer than I usually broadcast but it's Christmas and genuinely you very rarely get to hear behind the scenes at a major Linux distribution and this is a real chance to get that opportunity.
One of the biggest tech cloud podcasts with over 130 episodes is Aaron Delp's Cloudcast show. It's one of my defacto shows to listen to with a different demographic and different style / length to the way that I work. Aaron is a perennial part of my listening habit so to sit down and do a podcast with him was a chance I would have grabbed at. So, the clash of the casts was born and today we recorded a session.
Sitting opposite us to give us a comprehensive OSS boost and to talk Cloud was Mark Hinkle of Citrix. Mark like all of us in the community eats, lives and breathes Open Source so this podcast always had potential.