Interviews

Interviews with various people, mostly in the FOSS world

‘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.

Interview with Michael Meeks of OpenOffice.org

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OOo

TuxDelux: On the Novell website, there is a page dedicated to the company's Distinguished Engineers. One of these is Michael Meeks. Daniel James met him just prior to the announcement of the Novell/Microsoft agreement, and opened the interview with his favourite opening question to any free software hacker...

Mozilla CEO speaks out on future of Firefox

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Moz/FF

apcmag: According to Mozilla Foundation CEO Mitchell Baker, Firefox is just at the beginning of its life cycle. In this one-on-one interview with APCMag.com, she talks about where Firefox came from and where it’s going.

One Laptop Per Child clarity

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OLPC
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The past week has been filled with speculation and rumour after it was announced that the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) would now cost US$175 instead of the originally quoted US$100. And to add fuel to the fire it was also reported widely in the press that the OLPC was now capable of running Windows.

Community Interviews:

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Rudd-0 interviews Brian Proffitt of Linux Today and The Jem Report interviews Ric Shreves of the Mambo Foundation.

One man writes Linux drivers for 352 USB webcams

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A LONE HOBBYIST programmer sitting at his home in France is responsible for adding 352 USB webcams to the list of those supported by Linux. He tells the INQUIRER about this often unknown and unrecognised achievement.

Interview: Sam Hocevar, new Debian Project Leader

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Sam Hocevar recently became the next Debian Project Leader (DPL), defeating seven other candidates while running on a platform that emphasized ways to improve how project members interact. Hocevar's election comes at a time when Debian may be losing mindshare among both users and developers to Ubuntu, and looking for ways to improve its efficiencies and to mend internal divisions.

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