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Spook developer speaks! An interview with Matthew Burton

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opensource.com: I had a chance to talk with Matthew Burton, the former intelligence analyst turned open source cause celebre who just launched a tool that helps frame and understand arguments with imperfect evidence.

Interviewing Ryan Paul of Gwibber

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omgubuntu.co.uk: I met Ryan Paul at UDS last may and I must say I was star struck (I am star struck most of the time at UDS anyhow). As a badass editor at arstechnica and the man who started gwibber I thought it would be nice to interview for OMG! Ubuntu!

The Netflix Linux Conjecture: How Netflix snubs the Linux comunity

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blogs.techrepublic.com: Netflix has a feature that allows members to stream movies directly to their PCs. To accomplish this, they use Microsoft’s Silverlight technology. Silverlight is basically a web-application framework that provides functions similar to that of Adobe Flash.

Q&A with Richard Stallman

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computerworld.com.au: Free software is a different beast from gratis software. Free software activist, Richard Stallman, discusses the importance of freedom across all modes of computing.

Ubuntu's vision for its Unity interface

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techradar.com: What's got us really excited is that fact that the creator of the fantastic Gnome Do, David Siegel, is working with the design team. Naturally, we wanted to find out some more…

Interview of the Free Software Foundation

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zeropaid.com: Open source has been in the media for quite some time whether directly or indirectly. With ACTA leak and the ASCAP letter two big news items that affects open source, we decided to sit down with the Free Software Foundation and talk about these.

Friday Five: Red Hat’s Max McLaren

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delimiter.com.au: Max McLaren has for the past five years been pushing the cause of open source software in Australia in his role as general manager of Red Hat in Australia and New Zealand

Forking KDE 3: Trinity KDE's Timothy Pearson

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earthweb.com: To most users, KDE 3 is obsolete, replaced two years ago by the KDE 4 series. Yet, many continue to lament the loss of KDE 3. Trinity KDE had started in order "to keep the KDE 3.5 computing style alive. Recently, I talked via email with Timothy Pearson about the project, its motivations, purposes, and plans.

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.

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