Interviews

Interviews with various people, mostly in the FOSS world

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

Primed for desktop Linux

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The consultants that rolled out Australia's biggest known Linux desktop project are backing themselves for more.

Linux hot, standards not with China, Taiwan

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Earlier this year, members of Chinese and Taiwanese IT associations announced broad plans to work together to jointly develop and promote Linux as well as home-grown standards for certain IT components. At an IT trade show in Shanghai, IDG News Service (IDGNS) caught up with Roger Liao, deputy director of international affairs at one of Taiwan’s biggest industry groups, the Taiwan Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association (TEEMA), to discuss progress on both fronts.

Interview: Microsoft’s open-source peacemaker

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Bridging the disparate worlds of Microsoft and the open-source community might seem an impossible task but Bill Hilf seems to be having some success in spanning the divide. He is trying to convince open-source developers that they can work with and not just against the software giant.

RedHat's response: Interview with Mark Webbink (RedHat)

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Three days ago we posted an interview with Justin Steinman, Director of Marketing for Linux & Open Platform Solutions for Novell. He answered some of our questions regarding the Novell-Microsoft deal. Now it's RedHat's turn for a session of Q&A on LinuxInterviews.com. We contacted RedHat Inc. and Mark Webbink agreed to answer some of our questions in regard with the Microsoft-Novell agreement, with more to come in the following days. Read below to find out what RedHat believes of this "unearthly" alliance and what they plan to do in the future.

Interview with Brian Brazil and Paul O'Malley of gNewSense

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Irish Free Software developers Brian Brazil and Paul O'Malley have developed a new distribution, appropriately named gNewSense. Made with the philosophy of Debian and the structure of Ubuntu, it aims to be the freest distribution out there. Linux Online is grateful to Messrs. Brazil and O'Malley for taking time out of their busy schedules to answer a few questions about their project.

More on the Novell-Microsoft agrement: Interview with Justin Steinman (Novell)

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The Internet was buzzing these days about the recent Novell-Microsoft agreement. Under an unprecedented deal, Microsoft has agreed to offer sales support for SUSE Linux and start working on interoperability. Let's see what Novell has to say about this agreement as Justin Steinman, Director of Marketing for Linux & Open Platform Solutions for Novell, answers some questions on LinuxInterviews.com.

Also: Novell Sends a Letter to Judge Kimball

Interview with Wez Furlong at php|works Toronto

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Wez Furlong is Chief Architect at OmniTI, Inc. and a PHP core developer responsible for the streams abstraction layer, the PDO extension, and the SQLite extension among others. I caught up with him at the php|works conference where he presented a seminar on PHP Data Objects (PDO).

An interview with Linux Australia's cover girl

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It can be tough being a woman in an industry where almost four in five people are men. Liz Tay speaks with Waugh about her experiences, passion for technology and open source, and advice on how to take on the skills shortage in Australia.

'Doom' creator turned rocket pioneer

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Best known for creating two of the world's most ground-breaking video games, Doom and Quake, John Carmack is quietly breaking ground in another nascent field: commercial rocketry.

Q&A: VMware co-founder Mendel Rosenblum

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At the third and by far the biggest VMware's annual VMworld convention last week, we grabbed the chance to speak to the company's virtualisation visionary and co-founder, Mendel Rosenblum. Where does he see the company taking this fast-evolving technology?

Interview: Mozilla Lighting and OpenOffice.org

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Conducted over the period following OOoCon 2006, where Michael Bemmer, the Engineering Director at Sun Microsystems and in charge of development of OpenOffice.org and StarOffice, presented the OpenOffice.org roadmap, this interview focuses on a particularly interesting element: a Personal Information Manager (PIM) that would work closely with OpenOffice.org.

RHEL 5: What's coming (Interview w/ Scott Crenshaw)

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I was fortunate to do a Q&A session today with Scott Crenshaw, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux product. We talked about a range of things related to the early 2007 release of RHEL 5: product features, competition with Oracle and Novell, and other things.

Red Hat Speaks: Microsoft And Oracle Are Following The Linux Leader

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Red Hat executive VP of engineering Paul Cormier talks about Red Hat's response to the newly invigorated competition from Microsoft and Oracle in the Linux market. InformationWeek's Larry Greenemeier spoke with Red Hat executive Paul Cormier about Red Hat's response to the newly invigorated competition in the Linux market.

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