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Sugar Gets Sweeter: Former OLPC Exec Walter Bender on Netbooks, E-books, Blueberry, and Cloudberry

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xconomy.com: Every so often, we like to check in with Walter Bender, the former president of software and content for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) Foundation. He’s always busy with something interesting—and lately, it’s been Sugar.

Zemlin: 'Industry transformation depends on Linux'

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news.cnet.com: The closest thing to a CEO in Linux land is Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation. While Zemlin doesn't steer the Linux ship, he does a great deal to corral its competing interests. I caught up with Zemlin late last week to get a pulse on the state of Linux in the market. As ever, Zemlin didn't disappoint.

Joe Brockmeier talks open source and social media

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daniweb.com: It's been almost a year since I last interviewed Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier, who is the community manager at openSUSE. I sent him several questions to answer by email. I was curious about the new version of openSUSE, 11.2, along with his increasing use of social media to promote it.

Knoppix founder Klaus Knopper speaks

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linuxuser.co.uk: Klaus Knopper teaches at the Kaiserslautern University of Applied Sciences where he lectures in software engineering and software technology and occasionally gives seminars and talks about open source in various parts of the IT industry. As well as all of this he started the Knoppix GNU/Linux distribution. Linux User & Developer was able to catch up with Klaus in the middle of his busy schedule and ask him some questions about himself….

Interview With Louis Landry – Joomla Development Lead

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howsoftwareisbuilt.com: If you look at any list of open source content management systems, you'll find Joomla right in top. In this interview, we talk with Louis Landry, who started as the principal architect of Joomla and today acts as the development coordinator.

Interview With Frictional Games – Amnesia

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linux-hardcore.com: Frictional Games the developers of the horror Penumbra series recently revealed the title of their next project – Amnesia : The Dark Descent which I wrote about earlier. For this special event I interviewed the developers about their next title.

A Quick Chat With OpenShot Creator Jonathan Thomas

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omgubuntu.co.uk: I took a few minutes to chat with Jonathan Thomas, creator and all round nice guy from OpenShot (better known as “iMovie for Linux” around these parts!), to find out what the application is up to, what their plans are for the future and when we can expect a stable release…

Mandriva Linux Community Words: Buchan Milne

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blog.mandriva.com: For this second interview we are going to South Africa to meet Buchan Milne.

What's New in the Newest Linux in a Nutshell?

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linux-magazine.com: Recently I sat down with local author Stephen Figgins at a coffee shop to talk about what's new in the latest release of the popular Linux in a Nutshell book.

A Few Questions For Gunnar Wolf

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debian.net: Gunnar Wolf has been a Free Software user for a very long time — In the beginning, without even noticing.

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