Interviews

Interviews with various people, mostly in the FOSS world

'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.

Novell speaks on Microsoft deal

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WE SPOKE to Novell European president Tom Francese in the wake of the Microsoft pact to get some reaction on the deal. 'This is pressure on Red Hat'

Behind Ubuntu: Raphaël Pinson

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Ubuntu

Raphaël is known for his work on Kubuntu, and more recently on Ichthux, a Linux distribution based on Kubuntu and aimed at Christian users and communities. In his interview, we learn how Raphaël’s Christianity has influenced his involvement in the open source community, how he feels non-English speakers fare and what he gets up to in his spare time.

KDE and Distributions: MEPIS Interview

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The MEPIS distribution has been one of the bigger KDE-centric distributions around for some years now, created to make desktop GNU/Linux easier to use. As part of our KDE and Distributions series founder and main contributor Warren Woodford talks to KDE Dot News about the history and current vision of the distribution.

Interviews: Jon "Maddog" Hall

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Jon Hall, president of Linux® International, is a passionate spokesman for the open source community and ideal. In this two-part interview, he speaks at length on the progress and challenges for open source, and on the need to recapture a purer vision of education.

Making Ubuntu even simpler for newbies

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Ubuntu

After looking at most GNU/Linux distributions, author Rickford Grant finally settled on Ubuntu. Grant is the authour of Ubuntu Linux for Non-Geeks. Grant tells Frederick Noronha why he chose Ubuntu, what the book holds, and what the challenges were in writing it.

A Linux start-up on the path to profits

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu has been a phenomenon in the desktop Linux niche. But Canonical Chief Executive Mark Shuttleworth, who founded the project, has his eyes on the more lucrative server market. Shuttleworth discussed his agenda with CNET News.com's Stephen Shankland.

MySQL CEO Marten Mickos: Bring on the GPL3 Debate

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Marten Mickos, CEO of open source database vendor MySQL, says that he's confident that the wrangling over the current draft of the GNU general public license Version 3 (GPLv3) will help his company in the long run. The MySQL database is distributed under the GPL. In an interview with the IDG News Service, Mickos also talks about other open source issues and what lies ahead for MySQL.

Firefox 2 Launch: Interview With Chris Beard, Mozilla VP Products

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Moz/FF

This afternoon Firefox 2 will be officially launched. In anticipation of the unveiling, here is an in-depth interview with Chris Beard (Mozilla Vice President of Products). Subjects discussed in the interview include the growing enterprise usage of Firefox, the importance of user experience and security, Mozilla's theory behind Web feeds and a little about the future of the browser.

Also: Firefox browser for web 2.0 age

The Voices of Mandriva

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MDV

Mandriva Linux, once the most popular desktop GNU/Linux distribution, still enjoys an enthusiastic following and a positive cashflow, and has settled into the niche it established in 1999: a technologically advanced operating system that's easy to install, configure, and use without dumbing everything down. Below are interviews with three of those everyday people who make Mandriva Linux and its surrounding community great.

What Is Free Software? A Reply From The Source: Richard Stallman

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A few days ago I had the honour of hosting in my Rome apartment, freedom activist and hacker Richard Stallman, a near-like mythological figure in the world of computing, hacking and a pioneer figure in supporting free software as a political weapon.

FSG Launches Tools, LSB Developers Network With Linux Apps in Mind

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To help spur the creation of a lot more applications for Linux, the Free Standards Group (FSG) and technical publishing firm O'Reilly Media have launched the Linux Standard Base (LSB) Developer Network (LDN), a developer's network loosely modeled after the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN).

Interview with Jon “Maddog” Hall about the upcoming LinuxWorld UK

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I was lucky enough to interview Jon “Maddog” Hall, one of the speakers of the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference & Expo in London.

For Opera, smaller really is better

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Wium Lie, who works out of the company's home base in Norway, recently visited San Francisco, where he caught up with CNET News.com editors to discuss the state of browser technology.

Interview: Gael Duval

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A few weeks ago, Gael Duval lifted the veil of secrecy surrounding his new project a little bit by 'leaking' some screenshots and information. Obviously, a lot of questions remained, and hence we contacted Gael Duval in order to ask him some basic questions about Ulteo.

Interview: Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian, The First 100 Days

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SUSE

More than 100 days in office, Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian outlined Novell's challenges and opportunities with Linux and NetWare, the channel, Red Hat, Microsoft and Xen, as well as his goals for moving the company forward.

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