March 30, 2020
Our first interview of the new season continues with Sean Tilley of We Distribute. We talk curating video via “Frown Tube,” San Francisco’s chilly weather not seen on TV, and the service industry. We also discuss how funding the things we love and keeping them going is a difficult thing when their competing with “free” centralized services.
Our guest is experimenting with FunkWhale, a social network with sharing music at its core (Also using Activity Pub).
Peertube is a YouTube replacement from the world of open source. Sean explains how it works.
During the recording, Jacky was in the chatroom asking questions and contributing to the conversation.
Sean used to work at BackerKit.
What’s Paul using right now? He’s been playing with Micro.blog.
Sean brings up a topic we will cover with another guest this season, the IndieWeb.
One of the cores of IndieWeb is Publish on your own Site, Syndicate Everywhere (POSSE).
Manton Reece is the developer of Micro.blog.
Paul and Jacky (in the chatroom) talk about funding issues and Sean shares how Eugen Rochko, the developer of Mastodon is paid.
The Patreon alternative discussed is called LibrePay.
Discovery is a big discussion in the episode, and Paul mentions directory services. Mastodon has Trunk which associates people with subjects.
Sean is currently reading The Living Dead: Switched Off, Zoned Out— the Shocking Truth about Office Life.
Chris suggests the fiction version of Sean’s book, a series called The Laundry Files from Charles Stross.