Interviews

Interviews with various people, mostly in the FOSS world

Interview with Aaron Seigo, KDE developer

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There is much anticipation for KDE 4 as has been seen from the amount of comments to the article published from Andrea with respect to the innovations included in the future desktop environment. In order to find out more, we have interviewed Aaron Seigo, KDE developer. Good reading!

Exit Interview: Why Open Source Guru Left Novell

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Jeremy Allison is a hero in the open source community these days. After spending two years at Novell, he decided to leave the Waltham, Mass.-based software company for reasons of principle right after the Linux-vendor signed a deal with Microsoft. Before he starts a new job at search engine Google Tuesday, Mr. Allison answered some questions from Red Herring.

Linux: Ubuntu Founder On Microsoft “Challenge”

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Taking a trip into space hasn’t been Mark Shuttleworth’s biggest challenge. Instead the one-time space tourist counts building an open-source company and working to hook users on the Linux as his most testing venture. Mr. Shuttleworth spoke with Red Herring about recent developments in the world of open source and his plans for Ubuntu.

Linux is the Future

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Mark Shuttleworth gave an interview to Ukrainian online journal ‘Computer Review’ (Kompyuternoye Obozreniye), where he shared his thoughts about his life, Ubuntu, Space, Open source, Linux, Microsfot-Novell deal and other interesting things.

The Linux desktop: Dual booting, drivers and printers

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In this interview, van der Linden, SearchOpensource.com's Linux desktop expert, describes how to set up a dual-boot for adding different flavors of Linux to the same laptop and how to make Windows and Linux play well on the same laptop. He also suggests an Internet resource for setting up Linux drivers on a laptop.

Hans Reiser Selling Company

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Hans Reiser, the prominent Bay Area Linux programmer charged with murdering his wife, says he's seeking to sell off his open-source file system company, Namesys, to help pay mounting legal costs.

The Battle for Wireless Network Drivers

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BSD and Linux programmers have had a lot of success in creating drivers for new computer hardware in a timely manner, but much of their effort has been without the support of major hardware manufacturers. Intel, Marvell, Texas Instruments and Broadcom, though separate and competing entities, seem by one consent to prevent non-Microsoft operating systems from working properly with some of their most widely-used network chips. To find out more about this situation, I interviewed representatives from network chip manufacturers and programmers from free software operating systems.

Sabayon Linux Interview

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I have recently interviewed Cvill 64 from Sabayon Linux. I posted the article before but it didn't reach a broad public. I think it's a shame to let it go to waste so if you haven't read it you can get a second chance here .

Door open to open-source pacts

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The pact between Microsoft and Novell has led to widespread speculation over the long-term impact on the adoption of open-source software. Microsoft's Bill Hilf spoke further about the deal addressing how Microsoft views its intellectual property relative to Linux.

Talking Linux IP with Bill Gates

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If you could ask Bill Gates one question, what would you ask? I spent an hour today with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on the company's Redmond campus. I chose to ask Bill about Microsoft's intellectual property stance against Linux and its open source developers.

Scribus Team in the Spotlight

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Scribus is known as the most mature open source WYSIWYG page layout application. This interview with members of the Scribus core team focuses on upcoming releases 1.3.4 and 1.3.5, standards in pre-press, success stories and many other important issues. Now we talk to the Scribus developers.

Red Hat: Customers are not afraid of Microsoft

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As right-hand man to Red Hat Chief Executive Matthew Szulik, Alex Pinchev has access to a lot of the strategic insights afforded to his boss. On a recent visit to the U.K., Pinchev told ZDNet UK how Red Hat plans to respond to recent challenges to its position.

Open Invention Network's Jerry Rosenthal Answers Your Questions

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OSS

Here are Open Invention Network CEO Jerry Rosenthal's answers to Groklaw's collection of questions about OIN and how it operates. OIN describes itself as "an intellectual property company formed to further the Linux environment by acquiring patents and ensuring their availability". Here are some of those patents.

Interview with Fred Trotter: the Medsphere saga

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Recently Medsphere, supposedly an “Open Source” Medical Software Company, has sued its founders Scott and Steve Shreeve. Why? Medsphere claims that the Shreeves illegally released Medsphere software to Sourceforge. An “Open Source” Software company is suing its founders for releasing code under a free license... that’s a bit like Ford suing its employees for making cars.

Opening the door to interoperability

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Should open source developers feel uneasy about the recent deal struck by Microsoft and Novell to make their operating systems work with each other? Bill Hilf and Roger Levy spoke to Computer Weekly about how the alliance will benefit users.

Interview with Linux security expert Kurt Seifried

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Linux.com readers might know Kurt Seifried as the author of the Linux Administrators' Security Guide or proprietor of the popular security mailing list. In this interview, he gives his views on how security in Linux has been stacking up and where it's lacking, what users can do to secure their systems, and whether every admin needs to know much about security.

Red Hat: From 'Cuddly Penguin' to Public Enemy No. 1

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Marc Fleury, senior vice president of Red Hat's JBoss division, sat down with eWEEK Senior Editor Darryl K. Taft at the JBoss World conference here Nov. 20-22 and discussed a variety of subjects including increasing the Red Hat investment in JBoss R&D, evolving the JBoss code base and governance model, hiring, technology, and the Red Hat "cuddly penguin" growing some teeth.

Looking Back on Three Years of OpenUsability with Jan Mühlig

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Just following the recent World Usability Day and a few months past the third birthday of OpenUsability I took some time to talk to Jan Mühlig, one of the OpenUsability founders and to get an inside look at some of the history of the project, how it works from the inside and some of the current direction.

The Open Source Way

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Can mainstream companies use open source methods to develop their own software? Lynne Ellyn, CIO of DTE Energy, is finding out.

Birmingham City Council claims open-source success

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Birmingham City Council has defended its year-long trial of desktop Linux, claiming it to be a success, despite an independent report showing it would have been cheaper to install Windows XP. Contrary to press reports which claimed Birmingham had scrapped the Linux initiative, it will in fact "significantly increase" its use of open-source software

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