Interviews

Interviews with various people, mostly in the FOSS world

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.

When GNOME Met KDE: Interview Stormy Peters

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linuxinsider.com: Last year, the GNOME Foundation began hosting summits for developers alongside another desktop environment community: KDE. "In our meeting with the KDE conference, we're trying to cooperate in our common goal of providing a free desktop," said Stormy Peters.

Interview: Karl Fischer – Department Of Science and Technology South Africa

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OSS

g33q.co.za: Geeks love discussing new things. They love discussing new things over lunch even more. I had the pleasure of spending a very informative lunch with Karl Fischer recently. Here is a guy with a real passion for Open Source Software.

Counting the Cost of Free: What Value, Linux?

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eftu.co.cc: Lora Bentley spoke with Amanda McPherson, marketing and developer programs VP at the Linux Foundation. She and two colleagues recently released a new paper, “Estimating the Total Development Cost of a Linux Distribution.”

Peppermint Team – Q&A

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openbytes.wordpress: It was with great pleasure then that I was able to catch up with a couple of members from the Peppermint team and put to them some questions about Peppermint, their views on the future of the cloud and a variety of other subjects.

Interview with KMail Developer Thomas McGuire

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kdenews.org: Welcome back again to the KDE Interview series. Today we feature Thomas McGuire, the KMail maintainer.

Akademy 2010: Aaron Seigo Interview

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kdenews.org: In about 6 weeks the biggest yearly gathering of the KDE community starts in Tampere. To give you all a little taste of Akademy 2010, Guillermo Amaral interviewed Aaron Seigo and asked him about his keynote.

Interview with Cory Fields of XBMC

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linuxjournal.com: I recently had the honor of spending time with Cory Fields, the Public / Business Relations Manger for XBMC.

Firefox and the open web

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Moz/FF

h-online.com: Firefox is the most popular and widely used free software application and boasts more than a billion downloads and more than 350 million users. The H discusses its history, present and future with Mitchell Baker, chair of the Mozilla Foundation.

Opera 10.53 Beta for Linux and FreeBSD released

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opera.com/desktopteam/blog: Today we released the first beta version of Evenes for Linux and FreeBSD. If you've been waiting Opera 10.5 to stabilize before trying it on your Linux or FreeBSD system, now is your chance.

Drupal founder, Dries Buytaert, on the open source way

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Drupal

opensource.com: While attending DrupalCon San Francisco 2010 last week, I got a chance to catch up with Dries Buytaert, founder and project lead of Drupal to get some insight beyond the bits and bytes. We talked about the open source way and some of the things he's learned over the past 10 years.

Keeping 1000 devs focused: new Debian leader speaks

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itwire.com: Ten days back, the new leader of the Debian GNU/Linux project, Stefano Zacchiroli, began his term as the only elected leader of a free software project. But that's not the only thing that makes Debian unique in the FOSS space.

Wubi Installer and the Ubiquitous Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

robertogaloppini.net: Wubi, the famous Windows Ubuntu installer, is probably one of the reasons why Ubuntu is the most popular Linux desktop distro, at least among Windows users.

Open Source Communities: Canonical, Ubuntu and Jono Bacon

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Ubuntu

robertogaloppini.net: Recently MuleSource partnered with Canonical to improve Tomcat packaging for Ubuntu and Debian. To learn more about Ubuntu I managed to pose few questions to Jono, Ubuntu’s community manager and author of “The Art of Community”.

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