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Interview with Open Source Advocate Keith Curtis on Software Wars

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opensource.com: The impact of software has changed our lives. But the average technology consumer doesn't realize how important having access to source code and an open development process is to our overall freedom. Keith Curtis, a University of Michigan dropout turned decade-long programmer at Microsoft turned open source advocate, wants to change that.

Mini-interview with ROSA

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darkduck.com: The latest release of ROSA, announced on the 19th of December 2012, got the name ROSA Desktop.Fresh 2012. You can read the official press release yourself. However, after reading it I decided to ask some clarification questions.

The Linux Setup - Miriam Ruiz, Debian Developer

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mylinuxrig.com: Another Debian developer! Miriam has a low-drama setup. She simply uses Debian to do what she needs to do. I find it interesting that she desktop hops a bit (she’s now working with GNOME), but at the same time, it’s very cool that she’s open to trying new desktop environments.

A conversation with Bradley Kuhn

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OSS

h-online.com: The H talks with Bradley Kuhn, noted GPL compliance enforcer, about whether there should be more people patrolling the GPL perimeter and what tools and techniques a potential protector should take into battle.

Linus Torvalds on Linux and the future of computing

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computing.co.uk: In the first part of our three-part interview, Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds talked about how he got into computing, Raspberry Pi and the "free software" movement. In the second part, Torvalds takes us from Linux in the real world to the future of computing.

Red Hat CEO, Jim Whitehurst Opens Up

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forbes.com: Jim Whitehurst, the President and CEO of Red Hat has had an interesting career to date. He was a consultant for a number of years, joined Delta Air Lines right around September 11, 2001, and played a big role in securing the future of that company.

OpenSUSE's Jos Poortvliet: Collaborate or Become Obsolete

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linuxinsider.com: Last month, Jos Poortvliet's job as openSUSE community manager brought his career full-circle. Poortvliet now has a decade of evangelism for the free software movement as well as a unique perspective on the open source community.

The future of Ubuntu revealed

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Ubuntu

techradar.com: Canonical is pushing Ubuntu in so many different directions. On the desktop, it has introduced Unity; on the server, it's pursuing state-of-the-art ARM and cloud platforms; and it's even trying to get Ubuntu on to mobile phones and televisions. … which is why we spoke to Jane Silber, Canonical CEO.

LibreOffice Developer Interview: KOHEI YOSHIDA

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documentfoundation.org: Kohei Yoshida is a well-known individual on the LibreOffice project. To many, he is considered as one of the core group of developers who have contributed to the steady development and code improvement of the project, and one of the leaders of the calc component.

Interview with Ryan C. Gordon about Linux Gaming

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Gaming

cheerfulghost.com: Recently I asked Ryan C. Gordon some questions about his work in porting games, the current state of gaming in Linux, and where he sees it in the future.

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