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Q & A with John Lilly, CEO of Mozilla Corp.

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mercurynews.com: John Lilly became chief executive of Mozilla Corp. in January, moving up from his role as chief operating officer. He's been with the company that created the open-source Firefox browser since 2005, the year Firefox 1.5 was released.

Interview: David Tosh of Elgg, The Open Source Social Networking Platform

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readwriteweb.com: A little over a month ago, Elgg 1.0 was introduced to the world. In this newest release, several years in the making, the software has been improved from the inside out. We recently had the opportunity to follow up on our original interview with one of Elgg's founders, David Tosh. We talked about where Elgg stands today and what plans they have for the future.

Adobe Talks Open Source, Innovation and the Future of Flash

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eweek.com: Kevin Lynch, CTO of Adobe talks with eWEEK about open-sourcing Flash, the new Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4), mobile technology and more. Lynch also talks of competing with Microsoft Silverlight and Expression and possibly with Google Chrome.

Interview With TualatriX - Maker of Ubuntu Tweak

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helpforlinux.blogspot: Ubuntu has made the whole PC industry sit up and take notice. Even companies like DELL are shipping Ubuntu as an alternative to Windows. However making changes in Ubuntu still require some good old grease and some x-conf editing. Thankfully one software, Ubuntu Tweak, aims to make changes to Ubuntu very easy. Today we have TualatriX, the maker of UT.

Adobe Answers to Linux Development Questions

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blog.eracc.com: One of the prior articles here dealt with the ease of installation of Adobe Reader on Linux. The first comment to that article speculated on Linux development being a “pain” even for Adobe. So, I contacted Adobe. I received a nice reply from Kelly Murphy at that organization.

Interview with Walter Bender of Sugar Labs

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groklaw.net: Sean Daly and I had the opportunity to interview by email Walter Bender, formerly president of software and content with OLPC and now the founder of Sugar Labs. Sugar Labs is the name of the nonprofit organization being established to support the development of the educational Sugar software, which was originally created for the One Laptop Per Child project.

Muppy Interview

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tmxxine.com: Mini-sys is a Puppy Linux fork, designed for stable, commercial use. It includes many enhancements for the home and professional user. 'Muppy' is the code name for Minisys-Linux.∞

Richard Stallman talks

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guiodic.wordpress: I interviewed RMS on GNU 25th anniversary, Google Chrome, non-free software sharing, GNU/Linux on netbooks and free-as-in-freedom drivers.

Michael Larabel talks about Phoronix

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linux.com: Phoronix.com is the definitive Linux hardware review site, featuring articles on motherboards, processors, memory, power supplies, cases, and other components. While other sites throw a hardware review into the mix occasionally, hardware reviews are the primary focus of Phoronix.com. Phoronix founder and executive editor Michael Larabel has it down to a science -- so much so that he was able to package and released his primary tools as an open source hardware testing suite.

Interview With Head Of The Wine Project / CTO Of CodeWeavers

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howsoftwareisbuilt.com: In this interview we talk with Alexandre. In specific, we talk about: Developing an open source project in cadence with Windows, Philosophies about how Linux should reach out to Windows users, and Deciding what applications to support and what to leave out.

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