I have officially retired from the Linux Action Show

Roughly 6 years ago, I started the Linux Action Show with my good buddy, Chris Fisher.

And it has been an absolute blast to do.

This show is, very much, my baby (really, our baby).  The show has enabled me to meet some amazing people — and make some great friends.  It is not lost on me that I am where I am at today thanks, in large part, to the work we have done on the Linux Action Show.

As I leave the show… I can say with absolute certainty that it is, without a doubt, to highest quality show in the Linux and Open Source world.

But it is time for me to move on.

This was a difficult decision to come to — but it is clear to me to that it is the right one.  In fact, I no longer have any ownership of, or involvement with, the Jupiter Broadcasting network whatsoever.  [My 50% stake in the network is now controlled by Chris.]

So why did I make this decision?

It isn’t about money.  [I’ve never actually made any money from the Linux Action Show or Jupiter Broadcasting… I think the last time it resulted in revenue for me was maybe 2 or 3 years back to the tune of a hundred bucks.  For the entire year.  Heck, I think I’ve spent more money on gear alone than I ever made from the network.  But I didn’t start this to make a billion dollars from ad revenue.]

And it isn’t about time.  [Though that would be a pretty reasonable reason.  Over the years, thousands of hours have been invested into the show and the network.  And freeing up that time for other projects is certainly logical.]

And it isn’t because me and Chris are mortal enemies.  [Quite the opposite.  Hell.  The man was one of the groomsmen in my wedding.  He’s my bud.  And that’s all there is to that.]

No.  The real reason is much simpler than any of that: It’s just time.

When we created the show, it was because we wanted to see a show like it — and nobody was making it.

Now it’s time to do something else.

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  • Francisco Røed

    Miss you on the show, your different viewpoint made for a richer experience!!!

  • Billy Bob Torvalds

    best news ever!!!

    Lunduck is the biggest ass kissing c**t in FLOSS so removing that kind of people can only be a good thing for Linux.

    With any luck, hes moved to Mac and we never have to hear his BS.


  • frank

    Holy Bman, it’s been a couple years now since you left LAS. Although I still watch LAS, there isn’t a single episode where I don’t think about you, in a non-gayish way if that makes sense. I miss the random dialogue you have with Chris and that Bman TM voice. Although I’ve read this post back in 2012, I read it again today. Dropping in to say hello and good luck wherever you are.

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  • masoko182

    “Dude, I totally miss you” says Tenacious D, anyway, where i can get the very first episode of LAS?