Since forming in 2007, the vendor-neutral nonprofit consortium Open Solutions Alliance (OSA) has been working toward raising the awareness of open source in enterprise through a combination of education and marketing. As the group prepares to enter the new year, the OSA announced today that a new leadership team is poised to take over.Read more »
O'Reilly Media recently interviewed Greg about his claim that the Linux kernel now supports more devices than any other operating system ever has, as well as why binary-only drivers are illegal, and how the kernel development process works.Read more »
This month we've interviewed Rolf Camps about volunteering, translating, and free software awareness in Belgium. Rolf is one of the translators doing public-facing work that's essential for a European organisation - but which doesn't get much credit - so we decided to ask him about getting involved.Read more »
My interview with RMS is posted to mark the 25th anniversary/birthday of GNURead more »
Sean Daly's been all around Brussels, Luxembourg, Geneva, and Barcelona getting scoops and recording events about anti-trust, OOXML, and GPLv3. It's quite a niche for a volunteer in the free software movement, so our first FSFE Fellowship interview, we ask him why and how he got into this.Read more »
Pamela Jones, better known as PJ, started Groklaw, a web site devoted to covering and explaining legal cases in the news of interest to the Free Software and Open Source communities.Read more »
Sean Daly and I had the opportunity to interview by email Walter Bender, formerly president of software and content with OLPC and now the founder of Sugar Labs. Sugar Labs is the name of the nonprofit organization being established to support the development of the educational Sugar software, which was originally created for the One Laptop Per Child project.Read more »
This week is going to be a little different - the show is longer for a start. We cover this weeks news and express our anger in the Two Minutes Hate as usual, but we also have an interview with Matt Lee from the FSF, mainly about the the recent Stephen Fry video. Remember, you can discuss the show on IRC, the forum or email us feedback.Read more »
Is Dreamhost the right hosting server for you, GNU/Linux lover? We interviewed Dallas Kashuba, one of the founders of DreamHost. He talks about his company, and his commitment to free software. you be the judge!
TM: When did DreamHost start?
News that MySQL was to bring out a closed-source add on has provoked a storm of protest across the Internet. Here is an interview with Marten Mickos trying to explain what is going onRead more »
Further to the coverage of Bruce Schneier's keynote at linux.conf.au in Melbourne, Australia this week, Schneier sat down with iTnews for this interview where he discusses how the computer security industry must not ignore the impact of fear and other emotions on individual and organisational behaviour.
From the interview: "I can't tell you how much information about security breaches goes undisclosed — often victims don't even know they've been breached. You can call Gartner and they'll give you a number, but it's meaningless. We live in a capitalist society and you can't ask companies to voluntarily do things which are against their interests for the greater good. If they did, their shareholders would sack them."Read more »
"In 2008 we will see the Linux ecosystem applying a federation into one platform," said Jim Zemlin, director of The Linux Foundation. "A lot of Linux distros will compete in the marketplace. The particular flavor of Linux will matter in that different distros will cater to specific environments such as the Mobile Internet. All of these will center on the Linux Standard Base."Read more »
Fedora 8 will ship with Codec Buddy by default, providing users with a simple click-through GUI for enabling playback of various kinds of media.Read more »
When Pamela Jones, better known as PJ, started Groklaw, a Web site devoted to covering and explaining legal cases of interest to the Free Software and Open Source communities, she preferred to remain anonymous and showed no desire to become well-known.Read more »
Ubuntu is three years old this month, and some of its earliest users are still part of the community. Artificial Intelligence — forum member No. 19, as he points out — began as a beta tester for the first release, but is probably best known for his aesthetic tastes … tastes that manifest themselves as amazing, beautiful and artistic desktops.Read more »