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482: Legacy Gets the Boot


Are the long-timers holding Linux back? Lennart Poettering argues we are and proposes a new Microsoft-blessed way to secure Linux.

Plus, our thoughts on the slow decline of mailing lists in open-source development.

Special Guest: Neal Gompa.

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 2022-10-31  1h11m