With Félim and Will absent, Alan Pope joins us to discuss the news, and an interview with Wes Mason about npm and modern software distribution methods.



Please welcome Lenovo to the LVFS

Slackware dev has financial problems

elementary OS receives large donation

Handshake appears and dishes out cash to FOSS projects

GNOME might get rid of themes

What’s next, extensions?

Android 9 to be called Pie



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Wes mason

Wes Mason joins Joe to discuss the recent malware incidents with npm, and the wider topic of traditional software repositories vs user-submitted ones like the Snap Store.






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