Earlier this month the Apache Software Foundation took the unusual step of releasing an Open Letter detailing an issue that the Apache Harmony project was having with Sun Microsystems. In order to find out more about the background to this letter and the issues it addresses, I spoke with Geir Magnusson.
For more information on the Apache Harmony project, please listen to Feathercast Episode 2.
The episode is 31 minutes long (14.6 M) and is available here or via iTunes.
While in Seattle recently, I took the opportunity to talk with Henri Yandell. Henri is one of the newest members of the Apache Software Foundation Board and he talks about his experiences at all levels of the ASF – including some advice for people just getting started.
The episode can be found here (8.4M, 18 minutes) or on iTunes.
I tried to interview Sally Khudairi, but she pulled a fast one on me and interviewed me instead. I’m talking about how I got involved in the ASF, and why I think it’s cool enough to stick around.
The music at the start and end of the podcast is Paul Freemantle on the whistle and Colm McCarthaigh on the guitar, as well as various other ASF folks in the background.
Websites mentioned in this podcast include:
The podcast is available here. (approx 18 minutes)
With a Board and New Member election coming up tomorrow, David met with Ben Laurie, a long-time Board member, to discuss the mechanics of running an ASF election.
The FeatherCast can be found here. (Approx. 13 minutes.)