Interviews

Interviews with various people, mostly in the FOSS world

Interview with GNOME co-founder Federico Mena

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omgubuntu.co.uk: I’m sure this legend doesn’t need too much introduction – Federico, along with Miguel de Icaza, worked together in the late 90s to start the GNOME project - the desktop environment that Ubuntu and many other distros use.

8 Questions with John Carmack

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Gaming

maximumpc.com: John Carmack needs no introduction - since 1991 he's been the main engine development guy for id Software. Shortly after his 40th birthday, we caught up with the tru engineer for a quick 8-question Q&A.

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Michael Tiemann Opens Up

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OSS

muktware.com: Michael Tiemann is the brain behind Cygnus, the first company to offer support to Linux and other assorted Free Software programs.

Behind KDE: Meet Ben Cooksley

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kdenews.org: In the second episode of the new Behind KDE series of interviews with KDE sysadmins, we meet KDE's "identity expert", Ben Cooksley - the guy behind the new identity.kde.org, which will be launched next week.

Interview with Stormy Peters of The GNOME Foundation

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ubuntu-user.com: In this interview I chat with Stormy Peters about GNOME, Ubuntu and more. I had the opportunity to ask Stormy for an interview during a brief conversation at OSCON earlier this year.

Spook developer speaks! An interview with Matthew Burton

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opensource.com: I had a chance to talk with Matthew Burton, the former intelligence analyst turned open source cause celebre who just launched a tool that helps frame and understand arguments with imperfect evidence.

Interviewing Ryan Paul of Gwibber

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omgubuntu.co.uk: I met Ryan Paul at UDS last may and I must say I was star struck (I am star struck most of the time at UDS anyhow). As a badass editor at arstechnica and the man who started gwibber I thought it would be nice to interview for OMG! Ubuntu!

The Netflix Linux Conjecture: How Netflix snubs the Linux comunity

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Web

blogs.techrepublic.com: Netflix has a feature that allows members to stream movies directly to their PCs. To accomplish this, they use Microsoft’s Silverlight technology. Silverlight is basically a web-application framework that provides functions similar to that of Adobe Flash.

Q&A with Richard Stallman

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OSS

computerworld.com.au: Free software is a different beast from gratis software. Free software activist, Richard Stallman, discusses the importance of freedom across all modes of computing.

Ubuntu's vision for its Unity interface

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Ubuntu

techradar.com: What's got us really excited is that fact that the creator of the fantastic Gnome Do, David Siegel, is working with the design team. Naturally, we wanted to find out some more…

Interview of the Free Software Foundation

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zeropaid.com: Open source has been in the media for quite some time whether directly or indirectly. With ACTA leak and the ASCAP letter two big news items that affects open source, we decided to sit down with the Free Software Foundation and talk about these.

Friday Five: Red Hat’s Max McLaren

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delimiter.com.au: Max McLaren has for the past five years been pushing the cause of open source software in Australia in his role as general manager of Red Hat in Australia and New Zealand

Forking KDE 3: Trinity KDE's Timothy Pearson

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earthweb.com: To most users, KDE 3 is obsolete, replaced two years ago by the KDE 4 series. Yet, many continue to lament the loss of KDE 3. Trinity KDE had started in order "to keep the KDE 3.5 computing style alive. Recently, I talked via email with Timothy Pearson about the project, its motivations, purposes, and plans.

Interview with Linux Foundation's Jim Zemlin

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opensource.com: We got a chance to send a few questions to Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Linux Foundation. We wanted to explore open source principles like transparency, community, and collaboration in his world.

interview: Mitchell Baker, chairperson, Mozilla

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mercurynews.com: In the days after Microsoft's Internet Explorer had ground its browser rival Netscape into the digital dust, Baker, who had been working on the open-source Mozilla project within Netscape, was laid off in 2001. She stayed on at the nonprofit Mozilla organization as an unpaid volunteer, because she believed its mission was crucial to the Internet's future.

Q&A With Software Freedom Law Center's Eben Moglen

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linuxinsider.com: "Our primary task is to help projects do what they want to do in making their software work with greater efficiency and increase the prospects that the software will be used by people around the world," says Eben Moglen. "Much of our work involves giving advice to clients."

A week or two with Kongoni GNU/Linux

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Reviews

Kongoni GNU/Linux is a young project that had its first release in 2009. It was originally started by a South African developer which explains the location of the project’s website. He left in February 2010 citing lack of help and time. I got in touch with Robert Gabriel who is working towards the next release for a short interview, and then proceed to review it.

Catching up with Canonical’s CEO, Jane Silber – exclusive interview

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Ubuntu

linuxuser.co.uk: Six years ago, Jane Silber met Mark Shuttleworth at a party in London. Having started at Canonical just over a week later, she is now stepping into Shuttleworth’s shoes as the CEO of the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution.

Moving Firefox Fourwards

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Moz/FF

computerworlduk.com: I last interviewed Mozilla Europe's Tristan Nitot a couple of years ago. Yesterday, I met up with him again, and caught up with the latest goings-on in the world of Firefox.

Peppermint, a web-centric Linux OS

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theinquirer.net: CREATING A WEB-CENTRIC LINUX DISTRIBUTION that's not just another Ubuntu-based operating system (OS) has vexed Kendall Weaver since working as a maintainer on Linux Mint Fluxbox and LXDE 8.

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