Interviews

Interviews with various people, mostly in the FOSS world

Portrait: Rosegarden's D. Michael McIntyre

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If there is anything like a "typical" member of the free/open source community, that template is probably nothing like D. Michael McIntyre. By profession a truck driver, McIntyre holds a bachelor's degree in Foreign Languages, and he's used his facility with words to document the popular Rosegarden project. He's since gone on to do whatever he sees that needs to be done on the project, and has become an integral part of the Rosegarden team.

Linspire CEO on opening up CNR: share the bread

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Linspire CEO Kevin Carmony says his company is opening up its CNR ("Click 'N Run") software download and management service to other Linux distributions. To find out more Desktoplinux.com conducted the following short Q&A with Carmony via email.

Even Microsoft Can't Compete With Linux Forever

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Two major forces of Linux community -- Open Source Developer Labs and Free Standards Group -- have come together to form Linux Foundation. Here is an exclusive interview of Jim Zemlin, executive director of Free Standards Group.

Philip Rosedale: The Man Behind Second Life

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There is little about virtual worlds that is solid. Granted, life in an online fantasy like Second Life is supposed to be ephemeral, no more concrete than the electrons that make a computer screen come to life. But Philip Rosedale is CEO of a living, breathing company behind Second Life called Linden Lab, and it is riding a real-world wave of new users and publicity that suggests the blossoming of an Internet superstar.

Windows Vista "over-hyped": Torvalds

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With the imminent release of Windows Vista to consumers this month, Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux, has claimed Microsoft's latest desktop effort is over-hyped and not a revolutionary advancement.

Interview with Firefox Founder and Creator Blake Ross

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As Opera users we owe a lot of credit to Firefox for successfully bringing more awareness to alternative browsers. We benefited a great deal from it by having less compatibility issues with broken webpages. Hopefully this interview will show the best of what our communities have to offer. I’d like to personally ask to keep the trolling away – let’s set an example here.

John Carmack on the State of the Game

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Gaming

Game Informer met with id Software’s John Carmack and Todd Hollenshead to talk about, well, a lot of things. In our hour-long talk, we talked about the state of PC gaming, QuakeCon and the pros and cons of developing for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Enjoy.

Ubuntu guru on power management hacks

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It was while watching fellow Linux users having to shutdown their laptops in between talks at open source conferences some years ago that Matthew Garrett, now head of the Ubuntu laptop team, was initially alerted to power management issues in Linux systems. Aside from working on improving hardware driver issues, Cambridge, U.K.-based Garrett has also worked extensively in Linux development. Garrett speaks with Liz Tay about working in the open source community, Debian, Ubuntu, and linux.conf.au.

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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SUSE

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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Ubuntu

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.

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