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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.

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