Robots, Drones, and Open Source – discussion inspired by Linux Collab Summit keynote by 3D Robotics CEO, Chris Anderson | Tech tip: muCommander & Fedora 21 | Mr./Ms. Beer home-brewing update | Vindication Brewing
- Founded in 2011, located in Gunbarrel office park, just east of Boulder proper
- Nice little taproom in an unlikely location that was happening – band and food truck – last Friday!
- Another naming/trademark issue – had to change name to Vindication from Stone and Kettle
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- Beer news: The 7 Beer Trends You Need to Know This Spring by Zagat – crowlers, marijuana beer, and… wastewater beer…
Robots, Drones, and Open Source (@ 14:30)
- Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones keynote speech from Linux Collaboration Summit; discussing his thoughts on the future of drone technology and the role of Linux and open source.
- Jilayne liked the way this talk touched upon hardware/software, export control, collaboration, weaponized lego, “American” dream entrepreneurial story, open innovation coming of age, digitizing the physical world, big data
- Mark really liked the quality of images, pragmatic design, and story about turning it into a business
- Boups’ Dad even has a drone and has been filming aerial videos of the Upper Pennisula of Michigan (a.k.a. “the UP”)
- Boups has been hanging out at a Tinkermill (a maker-space in Longmont, CO) and saw a homemade drone there, which had all kinds of neat features
- Evolution of the term, “drone” – from military application to civilian-flown quad-copters with cameras…
- Next use-case: paparazzi? 4th Amendment issues? FAA has regulations for these things
- Dronecode – new Linux Foundation collaborative project for a common, shared open source platform for UAVs
- Software available under GPLv3, for the most part. Source code at https://github.com/diydrones
- Another interesting part of presentation was the idea of collaborative platforms being a business model with models for engagement, variousincentives for contributions, different hiring model, etc.
- Differentiation becomes an issue of economies of scale (production costs) and marketing (brand identity and valude)
- Touches upon a previous topic of open hardware in Episode 002. Here’s a good refresher on open hardware licensing issues and nice guide on licensing and 3D printing from a copyright perspective
Feedback (and Follow-up):
- Woohoo! FOSS+beer got a write up by Bob Ambrogi at Law Sites, great blog for technology law stuff. And check out Bob’s podcast, Lawyer 2 Lawyer
- Follow-up from last episode topic: Open source license usage on GitHub – 20% of repositories licensed (less than that before License Chooser and Add-a-License implemented); stats on license used – 45% MIT, Other 16%, GPL 13%, Apache 11%
- Google shutting doors on Google Code: Google launched Google Code in 2006. New project creation was disabled as of March 12. As of August 24, the site goes read-only and on January 25, 2016, the hosting service will be closed completely.
Nerd & Tell:
- In episode 012, we began our own brewing adventure with the Mr. Beer kits. We each added flavoring of our choice
- Mark put in chilies and ginger and brown sugar
- Boups put in wild blueberries and coconut and vanilla and brown sugar
- Jilayne put in sage sprigs and brown sugar
- The carbonation is not ready yet, the MAD lab has been too cold for carbonation to develope enough yet, so stay tuned!
- What is it/what does it do: File manager and Linux Distro, respectively.
- muCommander License: GPLv3
- Who might use it: Those that need flexible file management on SMB Shares (and are on MacOS)
- What does Mark think of it: Solved a problem. Fedora is very spartan but works really well.
- Although muCOmmander project seems to be on last-legs…
Vindication Brewing (@ 1:24:45)
- Billy Badass Brown IPA – 7.6% ABV
- Everyone liked it!
- Devil’s Helper Imperial Stout – 10.3% ABV
- Mark thought this was “that’s boozy as fuck” is there a shot of bourbon in there? Boups agreed and called it “BIG.” A bit heavy for Jilayne
- American Bold Ale – 7.5% ABV
- Mark’s favorite, he could drink about 17 of these. Boups liked it too. Jilayne thought it was a bit hoppy.
- Momentum IPA – 5.7 % ABV
- Jilayne liked this, but might have been just be drunk on beer and allergy meds. Mark thought it was a “serviceable” IPA. Boups liked it too
- Freedom Stout – 6.8% ABV
- This was good too!