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Interview with Deborah Nicholson of the FSF

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ostatic.com: The Free Software Foundation is gearing up for a big event March 19th through 21st to be held in Cambridge, Mass. at Harvard's University Science Center. LibrePlanet 2010 is a three day event with workshops on using free software for everything from Web development to video editing and graphics.

Interview With Melissa Drapper

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Ubuntu

fridge.ubuntu.com: Once upon a time I wanted to be an environmental scientist, but during one of the projects for a related course, I ended up with the task to create a website. I learned HTML one weekend, and realized I preferred computers to trees.

Junior High students build their own Ubuntu computers

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Ubuntu

stop.zona-m.net: The Confalonieri Public Junior High School in Monza, Northern Italy set up a really interesting and original optional course for its students. I contacted the two teachers who run the course, Fabio Frittoli and Francesco De Gennaro to know something more.

Interview With Netbook Master from KDE Plasma

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kdenews.org: Marco "Notmart" Martin is of course well known as one of the primary developers of the new Plasma Netbook workspace and for his habit of teasing us via his blog with news of new features for the X+1 release of our Software Compilation just before version X is released...

An Interview With Jono

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Ubuntu

blog.joeb454: I’m about 100% sure that the next person to be interviewed needs no introduction – everybody will have heard of Jono at some point, whether it be from his role within the community, his activity on identi.ca & twitter, or maybe even from Lernid…

Interview with Pardus Linux

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Software
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voidspace.org.uk: I recently did an interview on Python with the Pardus Linux magazine. Pardus are great supporters and users of Python. A while ago they chose Python as their standard language for custom package and configuration management tools.

MySQL Founder Monty Widenius On What to Expect Next

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ostatic.com/blog: MySQL founder Monty Widenius, who left Sun Microsystems early last year, remained very vocal throughout the long machinations leading up to Oracle's acquisition of Sun, even mounting a letter writing campaign. With the Sun acquisition going forward, we reached out to Monty for an interview.

Also: The Great Oracle Experiment

Miguel de Icaza speaks

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linuxuser.co.uk: When Microsoft first created the .NET programming environment, along with C#, it made a point of offering the standard behind the language and environment to the public. Miguel de Icaza would say it was a smart move, because he’s the fellow who decided to implement those specifications in Linux…

The Fight to Save MySQL: Interview with Monty Widenius

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earthweb.com: "I will do everything that is possible to keep MySQL alive," says Michael (Monty) Widenius, the main developer of the well-known open source database. "I just hope it's enough."

Interview With Ubuntu Manual Project Leader

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Ubuntu

omgubuntu.co.uk: The Ubuntu Manual Project has stirred up veritable carnival of publicity over the last few months, signifying a huge appetite for such a document within the community. I decided to find out more on the project and its origins by interviewing the manual project leader.

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