Interviews

Interviews with various people, mostly in the FOSS world

People of openSUSE: Jos Poortvliet

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opensuse.org: On this issue of people of openSUSE, you can read about our friendly SUSE community manager, Jos Poortvliet. Read about his job at the SUSE, what he does in openSUSE, his personal opinion of Free Software, openSUSE and more!

Interview with Alexander Zubov (Steel Storm: Burning Retribution)

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entardev.wordpress: Alexander “motorsep” Zubov is the founder of Kot-in-Action Creative Artel, whose new independently produced game, Steel Storm: Burning Retribution, is set to be released this May. He took the time to answer a few questions about his project for me.

People behind Debian: Steve Langasek, release wizard

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raphaelhertzog.com: Steve Langasek has been contributing to Debian for more than a decade. He was a release manager for sarge and etch, and like many former release managers, he’s still involved in the Debian release team although as a release wizard.

Interview with Linux Torvalds

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linuxfr.org: LinuxFR: You've been doing Linux for about 20 years now and it's a hard job. Is it still fun? Linus Torvalds: Oh, absolutely. It's still fun.

Attachmate reveals Novell, SUSE, & Linux Plans

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zdnet.com: Now that Attachmate owns Novell, what does the formerly obscure company plan to do with its $2.2-billion operating system and networking prize?

Developer Interview: Ronald “wattOS” Ropp

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linuxjournal.com: Biff Baxter, real name Ronald Ropp, is a technology consultant based in Portland, Oregon. He's also the developer behind wattOS, an Ubuntu derived Linux distribution. We were quite impressed with wattOS, so we got in contact with him for some Q+A.

Interview with Michael Bok, developer of The Zod Engine

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Gaming

gamingonlinux.info: Today I had the pleasure of chatting with Michael Bok of The Zod Engine via google talk. This is the most fun I've had chatting to developer so far.

Twenty Years of Linux according to Linus Torvalds

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zdnet.com: In an interview, Linus Torvalds talks about Linux’s multiple 20th birthdays and life with Linux.

Mark Shuttleworth talks Narwhals

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Ubuntu
  • Mark Shuttleworth talks Narwhals
  • Ubuntu Expels One Of Its Developers
  • The Spiel About The Default Ubuntu 11.04 Desktop

Interview: Charles H. Schulz on LibreOffice

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tech-faq.com: Anyone who has ever looked for alternatives to Microsoft Office probably knows about OpenOffice.org, a full featured competitor that is completely free. Last year a group of developers left the project to form The Document Foundation and a LibreOffice project.

Libo Developer Interview: Christina Rossmanith

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blog.documentfoundation.org: In this developer interview we talk someone who started with helping out other developers by translating comments in the code from German to English.

KDE Software Powers New Consumer-Oriented Computer

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dot.kde.org: Xompu (website in German - some basic information in English) is a new German company whose goal is to provide an easy-to-use complete computer, backed up by service support. Xompu released their computer a few weeks ago. And guess what? It runs Plasma Desktop and other KDE software.

Bodhi Linux: Interview with Jeff Hoogland

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techrepublic.com: Smitten with Bodhi Linux, Jack Wallen poses some questions to Jeff Hoogland, one of the Bodhi developers. Is it time for you to give a new distribution a try? Jack thinks so.

fsfe interview with Dan Leinir

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blogs.fsfe.org: Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen, when not solving interoperability problems between Open Document Format (ODF) editors at KO GmbH, spends his time developing GamingFreedom.org: a gaming orientated social network which promotes Free culture, and Gluon: a full featured modern game engine, based on the Qt framework.

Tim Burke: ext4 Is Not Going Anywhere Any Time Soon

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muktware.com: Depending on the maturity of the feature, the timing for release in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux release will differ. That means that ext4 is not going anywhere any time soon.

Vincent Untz: I Wonder Why We Have All Our Distributions Around

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SUSE

muktware.com: The GNU/Linux landscape is changing dramatically. 2011 is a very important year for Gnome and GNU/Linux. Gnome is the default desktop environment used by major distros and it is going through a major transition with version 3. At the same time openSuse community is driving many ambitious initiatives such as the AppStream project. We talked to Vincent Untz, an openSUSE Booster, and the GNOME release manager to understand what's going on with these projects.

Mozilla Moves On

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Moz/FF

computerworlduk.com: Mozilla has recently acquired a new CEO, one of whose key tasks is presumably pondering precisely this issue. I met Gary Kovacs last week. My main question to Kovacs was easy to ask, but somewhat harder to answer: What is your strategy for Mozilla?

Pinguy OS: A Distro for All

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sourceforge.net: One thing I love about open source is that there is no lack of choice, especially in operating systems. Fed up with Windows or Mac OS X? Not sure about Ubuntu, FreeBSD or RHEL? I present to you Pinguy OS, a robust version of Ubuntu that will have you up and running in no time.

Richard Stallman interview video

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theinquirer.net: FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION president Richard Stallman spoke to The INQUIRER as part of his UK tour. Talking to us at The Institution of Engineering and Technology at its building on the bank of the river Thames at Savoy Place, Stallman talked about how coders can get involved in free software and how Android isn't all bad.

Also: FSFE Newsletter - March 2011
And: Free software is what we humans are talking more about

Facebook and open source: 'we've come a long way'

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techradar.com: With over 500 million users, Facebook is by far the world's biggest social networking site - and has also been making important contributions to the open source community.

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