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If WordPress Knows Well Enough to Self-Host Its Podcast, Why Can't GNU/Linux Shows Do the Same?

posted by Roy Schestowitz on Oct 02, 2023

Even our datacentre hosting is UK-based now

View Along A Canal: View from a bridge on a canal in Manchester

THE world of podcasting (and videos) about GNU/Linux is far from dead, but sadly a lot have outsourced it to Gulagtube, foolishly or short-sightedly believing it was "free" and "convenient". Wishful thinking; wait and see what comes next...

I've been tempted over the past fortnight to make many more short videos about relevant subjects, but the priority right now is restoring services and converting everything to static pages. Today we restored the full site archive (blog and Wiki) in the Gemini capsule, which can be reached or accessed via either gemini:// or gemini:// ( is just a Web proxy for the time being; it's hosted from my living room!).

For those who want videos and podcasts, here are today's latest additions from other sites [1-5], starting with Free Software Security Podcast (they say "Open Source") and This Week in Linux. Some of them outsourced to Gulagtube, even if they have their own domain with prepaid hosting. WordPress self-hosts its episodes [5], Free Software Security Podcast outsourced to, This Week in Linux outsourced to two sites (including Gulagtube), Linux User Space and LINUX Unplugged outsourced to the same site, so this means all GNU/Linux episodes today aren't self-hosted; ironically enough only (which sells outsourced hosting at did it correctly.

Let's make it "the normal" to not outsource shows.

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. Free Software Security Podcast Episode 395 – Uncertainty, trust, and security

    Josh and Kurt talk about uncertainty. There are a bunch of stories in the news lately that really just boil down to uncertainty. Uncertainty is incredibly dangerous for everyone. We are afraid of uncertainty, and often don’t really understand why it is. Trust is like a currency and uncertainty erodes trust faster than almost anything else.

  2. This Week in Linux 235: Raspberry Pi 5, openSUSE, Linux Mint, GNU 40 Years & more Linux news!
    In this episode of This Week in Linux (235), we cover exciting news: Raspberry Pi 5 Announced, Shorter LTS Kernel Maintenance, GNU’s 40th Anniversary, LINBIT, openSUSE’s Slowroll Distro & Survey, Mozilla Firefox 118 Released.
  3. Linux User Space Episode 4:05: The Time to Switch Is Now!
    Coming up in this episode * You are so far aWAY from me * We are watching out for the browsers * A little reverb focus * Community and GenTOO Timestamps 1:40 The Wayland Soapbox 20:33 Browser Watch 46:27 Reverb Focus 1:12:02 Community Focus 1:14:46 Gentoo Focus 1:29:30 Next Time: CDE History! 1:31:50 Stinger
  4. Leave the Pi in the Oven | LINUX Unplugged 530
    Why the Raspberry Pi 5 doesn't meet our expectations, and the x86 boxes you should consider instead.
  5. WP Briefing: Episode 63: A WordPress 6.4 Sneak Peek
    Join WordPress Executive Director, Josepha Haden Chomphosy, as she offers an exclusive preview of the upcoming WordPress 6.4 release, accompanied by special guest Sarah Norris, one of the Editor Tech leads for this release. Don't miss this opportunity for an insider's look!

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