Interviews

Interviews with various people, mostly in the FOSS world

Mark Shuttleworth: A rags to space tale

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ComputerWorld: Mark Shuttleworth made news in 2002 when he fulfilled a lifelong ambition and became the first South African into space, paying US$20 million to be a civilian cosmonaut on an eight-day flight aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. In 2004, he founded Ubuntu Linux to bring the operating system to people around the world. He is also the founder of HBD Venture Capital and the non-profit Shuttleworth Foundation.

Amarok 2.0 Interview: Jeff Mitchell

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dot.kde.org: In the lead-up to KDE 4, Amarok will be undergoing a number of large changes both under the hood, and cosmetically with the user interface. I managed to interview a developer, Jeff Mitchell, to talk about the things changing in Amarok from the 1.4 stable branch to version 2.0.

Ars at WWDC: Interview with Lars Knoll, creator of KHTML

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arstechnica: Ars Technica sat down today to talk with KHTML developer and Trolltech employee, Lars Knoll. We talked about his involvement in the project that ultimately became the HTML rendering engine for Apple's Safari web browser.

The Grill: Ubuntu Linux's Mark Shuttleworth in the Hot Seat

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computerworld: Mark Shuttleworth made news in 2002 when he fulfilled a lifelong ambition and became the first South African to travel into space, paying $20 million to be a civilian cosmonaut on an eight-day flight aboard a Russian Soyuz spacecraft. In 2004, he founded Ubuntu Linux to bring the operating system to people around the world.

Episode 2 - "Attack Of The Elephants (Dream)" Released ... Finally

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thesourceshow.org: We finally got around to releasing another episode. This time we talk to Bassam Kurdali of the blender project and we have the much anticipated Cinelerra tutorial #3 in which we discuss how to do video effects.

IBM undeterred by setbacks to ODF adoption

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linuxworld: You might think the steady defeat of bills in several U.S. states to mandate the use of free interoperable file formats might dampen the spirits of IBM Corp., one of the prime supporters of the OpenDocument Format (ODF). Far from it, said IBM's Bob Sutor, who sees the recent news as par for the course in the evolution of any open standard.

‘I’d love to work with Microsoft’

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mybroadband.co.za: Duncan McLeod spoke to software billionaire Mark Shuttleworth last week about his Ubuntu Linux deal with Dell, the Microsoft software patent fracas, and his desire to return to live in SA. This is an edited extract.

Interview with Kororaa's Chris Smart

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packt publishing: Kororaa's developer Chris Smart probably had the best tutors introduce him to Linux, including Andrew Tridgell, the author of Samba file server. In this discussion with Chris, he talks about why he developed Kororaa, why people interested in learning Linux should use Gentoo, and his new project to help users make the move to Free and Open Source software.

Interview w/ Andy Ritger, Director of Unix Software at NVIDIA

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abclinuxu.cz: Lubos Dolezel has interviewed Nvidia's Director of Unix Software, Andy Ritger. Topics include NVIDIA Linux graphic driver improvement, nvnet driver development, and community relations.

Chris DiBona, Google's open source chief

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Guardian Unlimited: DiBona is Google's open source programme manager and a respected . He was in London for one leg of Google Developer Day, and I grabbed a few minutes to speak with him about Google's approach to open development.

Mark Shuttleworth Talks Dell, Hardware, Ubuntu 7.10 & More

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Phoronix: Earlier today we had spoke with Mark Shuttleworth to discuss the latest happenings in the Ubuntu world including Dell shipping Ubuntu PCs, getting open-source drivers from hardware vendors, and what is coming down the road for Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.

Open source lizard stands guard

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Moz/FF

australianit: MOZILLA chief Mitchell Baker prefers to call herself the company's "chief lizard wrangler", a reference to the organisation's original dinosaur logo and to the difficulties of managing a company that has 90 official staff but a volunteer workforce of 200,000.

Open source communities, adoption and the Microsoft-Novell deal

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Search Enterprise Linux: What purpose do open source advocacy groups serve? Open source issues and strategies expert Don Rosenberg says that the biggest help that organizations like the Linux Foundation can offer is in interoperability and legal protection.

Google Keeps Close Eye on Open Source

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eWeek: Q&A: Chris DiBona, a programs manager for Google, talks about how the company uses open-source software and what it contributes to the open-source community.

People Behind KDE: Troy Unrau

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behindkde.org: For the next interview in the fortnightly People Behind KDE series we travel to North America for the first time this series to talk to an IRC veteran and the author of ground-shaking, in-depth promotional articles on the interesting road towards KDE 4 - tonight's star of People Behind KDE is Troy Unrau.

Interview with Steve Lake of Raiden's Realm

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FreeSoftware Mag: I had a chance to talk to Steve Lake, at Raiden’s Realm. After a few words, I could tell that the project he was engaged in was very interesting, so I interviewed him...

Icculus Interview!

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Gaming

LinuxGames.com: Our very own curmudgeon, Matt Matthews, had the opportunity to interview Linux gaming luminary Ryan "icculus" Gordon about various topics last week:

Interview: Open-source advocate Eben Moglen

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ZDNet: The former general counsel to the Free Software Foundation, Eben Moglen, was at the Red Hat Summit in San Diego on Thursday to put his considerable oratorical skills to use, updating attendees around the soon-to-be-launched third instalment of the GNU General Public License — a set of rules and restrictions that underpins the use of a lot of open-source software.

GlassFish shows open source at its best

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ComputerWorld (IDG): GlassFish is the first project to spring from Sun Microsystem's decision to open source its Java programming code and Ken Drachnik, one of its chief evangelists, points to the project as a lesson in how open source spurs innovation.

Interview with Flavio Castelli, A Strigi Developer

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dot.kde.org: We are here today to talk about the Strigi project - the indexing and search technology of KDE 4 - and to interview Flavio Castelli, a key developer of Strigi.

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