Open Source Creative

by Jason van Gumster · · ·

Episodes of the Open Source Creative Podcast, a weekly podcast where I ramble about creativity, process, and open source software. The show features in- depth discussions about the nature of open source software and how it relates to doing creative work. And interviews! There are interviews now. Also, fair warning, I tend to use profanity. So if you’re sensitive to that, listen with the volume turned lower. Intro and outro music was shamelessly pilfered from the very talented Sam Brubaker.

This week's guest is Marcin Jakubowski from the Open Source Ecology project. They're making some really cool things and have a plan for giving people the tools (creative and otherwise) to build their own civilization.

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Solo show this week! In response to a listener's feedback, I talk about a ring carving mount that I designed in Blender and produced on my 3D printer.
As promised, this is the follow-up to [Episode 45](/ep045/). We speak with Bong Wee Kwong and Miguel Pozo about BlenderNPR and get more details about the BEER renderer.
In this episode, I interview guest Lee Posey from the BlenderNPR community to talk all about non-photorealistic rendering in Blender, the BEER renderer, and the BEER Development Campaign that they've started to fund its development. It's also is an episode of firsts. It's the first episode with a guest and …
Let's consider this episode a bit of a primer (I pronounce that as **prime**-er, is that right? Or is it **primm**-er?) on how the whole open source development process works. Share it with your creative friends who need a little bit of schooling on how things work.
Catching Up June 2, 2020
And now the show is back! This is a little re-cap episode where I try to catch you up on all the interesting things that have happened since the last episode of the show. More importantly, however, I have questions for you. I'm not recording while driving anymore, so that …
After three long years, the Open Source Creative Podcast is returning from podfadery!
We're talking this week about conferences. Events, shows, gatherings, meet- ups... whatever you call them, they're incredibly valuable to attend, both personally and professionally (if you do it right). This show has me talking about why these events are so great, the conferences I like to attend, and a tip …
This talk in this show is all about file formats. Yeah, probably not the most super-exciting topic you might think to talk about, but it's an important one. Closed file formats are how proprietary vendors lock users into only being able to use their tools. Quite frankly, I'm not sure …
Wheee! We made it to 40 episodes! Pretty cool. In this week's show, I detail my hunt for a new mind mapping program. Freemind has been great to me over the years, but I needed something more. And... I think I've found it.
This week's show is a workflow episode! This go-'round I'm talking about writing process... specifically my writing process. I cover the process and the applications that I use to do my writing, both in the non-fiction and fiction arenas.
What's in a Name? May 4, 2017
In this episode we're talking about naming. In particular, I'm interested in trying to hash out whether or not the name of a software application is important as it pertains to user adoption and what not. I wasn't sure where I sat on the matter at the start of the …
The rant engine is fired up this week! This go-round we wind ourselves down the well-trodden and completely absurd path of people who believe that there's a single monolithic "computer graphics" industry and that everyone in that industry does everything the same way... and of course, none of those people …
Passionocracy? April 13, 2017
Open source software development isn't a meritocracy. It's something different, and it's got a lot more in common with creative collaboration than you might initially think. *That's* what we're talking about in this episode.
No, but Seriously April 6, 2017
Yes, my little bonus episode from the end of last week was indeed an April Fools joke. However, I think it's worth taking a moment and having a bit of a larger discussion.
Blender Buys Autodesk April 1, 2017
I'm starting a crowdfunding campaign!
License ZING! March 29, 2017
It's been a while since I've spoken about software licensing. If you've been in the community for any appreciable amount of time, you'll see that there are two licensing-based brainworms that tend to crop up on a regular basis. The first is the fear that some company might swoop in …
Software developers, especially those who write open source software, are not beholden to us. They're not there to do our every bidding. And more importantly, as users, we have to remember that we're not always right. It's a topic that comes up regularly, but it's also one that's important to …
The Website Lives! March 16, 2017
Woohoo! Opensourcecreative.org is up and alive for your listening and browsing pleasure. Bathe your earballs in its magnificence! Also... let me know if anything isn't quite working right. This week's show is all about the site's migration, what I used to make it, and hopefully an option or two on …
This week's episode is about some critical stuff: making sure that the digital data that we produce doesn't get lost. So we're talking back-ups, passwords, and encryption. It may not sound like as fun and exciting of a topic as other things we've discussed, but it's monumentally important. Originally posted …