HOSC 2006: keynote Eben Moglen -part 2

June 26 2006, 13:53

In English In this second part of his keynote (~32min) at the Holland Open Software Conference 2006, Eben Moglen answers questions from the audience. Topics like translation of the GPL, DRM issues, and the status of LGPL, are addressed.

Since there was no microphone directed at the audience, all questions are subtitled.

HOSC 2006: keynote Eben Moglen

June 18 2006, 20:01

In English In his keynote (~35min) at the Holland Open Software Conference 2006, Eben Moglen, lawyer of the Free Software Foundation talks about the drafting process of GPLv3 and the philosophy behind it.
He also speaks about the retirement of Bill Gates as chairman of Microsoft and the implications which this decision will have.
In the keynote several references to ‘thursday’ are made: this stands for the discussion on Licenses and DRM at HOSC.

Later this week we will publish the second part of this session, in which Eben Moglen answers questions of the audience.

For further information: The GNU project website has extensive background information about the philosophy behind free software. It also has an archive with audio and video material, which can be accessed through audio-video.gnu.org. An interesting keynote by Eben Moglen about the relevance of freedom at the Wizards of OS on June 10 2004 can be found here.

See also our interview with Richard Stallman at FOSDEM 2006.

Fosdem 2006: Debian

June 15 2006, 19:46

In English We talk with Wouter Verhelst, developer of the Debian project. Debian is a popular GNU/Linux distribution that is available for many different architectures. It is also used as the basis of many other distributions.

We also talk about the development cycle of debian. The last debian release took three years and was released in june 2005. The next version called Etch is projected to be released in december 2006.

Fosdem 2006: BSD

June 5 2006, 18:00

In english We talk with Daniel Seuffert about BSD. Several flavours of bsd were represented in a joint BSD booth: openbsd, freebsd, netbsd and miros. Daniel is representative of the FreeBSD project and among other things talks about the different operating systems that are build on top of freebsd. For instance, there are two distributions called pcbsd and desktopbsd that are targetted towards desktop users. There also is a version that specializes on security entitled trustedbsd.

For people who want to try out BSD, there is live cd based on freebsd called FreeSBIE.

Fosdem 2006: Mysql

June 4 2006, 17:01

In English We talk with David Axmark of Mysql AB. Mysql is the mostly used open source database. David talks about the database market and the recents acquisitions of Oracle in this field. David also addresses the qualities of the mysql database and the status of his company.

Fosdem 2006: Mozilla Europe

May 2 2006, 12:53

In English A new interview in our Fosdem 06 series. We talked (~10min) with Tristan Nitot, President of Mozilla Europe. Throughout the interview Tristan emphasizes the importance of choice and innovation on the internet.

Topics include: the different Mozilla products, the influence Mozilla has had on IE7, the importance of the support for extentions, the incorporation into the Mozilla Corporation and the power of the platform independant Mozilla user interface language XUL which is now also used by other projects as well, for instance democracy.

Fosdem 2006: Richard Stallman

April 24 2006, 8:14

In English In this interview we talk with Richard Stallman, the keynote speaker at Fosdem 2006. Richard Stallman is the founder of the Free Software Foundation and the GNU project.

We talk briefly about the drafting process of the upcoming version of the GNU GPL (reports of GPL-v3 related events). Then Richard talks about a whole range of issues that are very much relevant to free and open source software and user freedom in general, namely Digital Rights/Restrictions Management, CRAP, software patents, and HDTV.

For further information: The GNU project website has extensive background information about the philosophy behind free software. It also has an archive with audio and video material, which can be accessed through audio-video.gnu.org. The transscript and links to the video of a keynote by Richard Stallman in Turin on March 18 of this year about the future of free software can be found here. Notes of a lecture at the Australian National University in Canberra in October 2004 can be found here. An interesting keynote by Eben Moglen, the lawyer of the FSF, at the Wizards of OS on June 10 2004 can be found here. The FSF website has an overview of current campaigns. And finally, Sam Williams wrote a publicly available book about Richard Stallman, which is a nice read.

Update @ 15 May 10:14 | At the request of Richard Stallman, this interview has been republished under the following license: “Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article are permitted in any medium provided this notice is preserved.”.

Fosdem 2006: Gnome

March 20 2006, 10:41

In English. We spreken met Jeff Waugh van de Gnome desktop in het kader van de nieuwe 2.14 release. Jeff is emeritus release manager van het project en tevens verbonden aan de Ubuntu distributie.

We spreken kort over Linus Torvalds en zijn veelbesproken opmerkingen over de Human Interface Guidelines van Gnome. Ook spreken we over GDesklets, Mono en de concurrentie van Microsoft Vista.

Voor meer informatie over 2.14, zie een preview, en reviews van Tweakers, Livre en OpenSource Nieuws Nederland.

Update @ 25 march 16:13 | Thanks to François Kooman an Ogg Theora version is available here.

Fosdem 2006: Flock

March 17 2006, 7:21

In English. In dit interview spreken we met Zbigniew Braniecki. Hij is lid van de board of directors van Mozilla Europe en ontwikkelaar van Flock. In dit interview (~10min) spreken we over de ambities van het jonge Flock project. Een belangrijk doel is een naadloze integratie met webdiensten zoals Flickr, blogger, del.icio.us.

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Zbigniew is bescheiden over de huidige status van het project en wil geen valse verwachtingen wekken. Het project biedt op dit moment een developer preview en gewone stervelingen worden gevraagd te wachten tot versie 1.0.

Update @ 25 march 16:10 | Thanks to François Kooman an ogg Theora version is available here.

HP Road Show: Michael Schulz

March 6 2006, 11:51

We spreken in dit Engelstalige interview (~9min) met Michael Schulz, Technical Marketing Manager van HP. In het interview bespreken we enkele van de vele open source projecten waarbij HP betrokken is, zoals de Apache webserver, Samba, de Linux kernel, en de Debian distribution.

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Ook komen we te spreken over open source licenties. Ondanks de veelheid aan open source licenties prefereert HP nadrukkelijk de GNU GPL. Van deze licentie zal spoedig een versie 3 verschijnen. HP is nauw betrokken bij het opstellen van deze licentie.

LinuxWorld: David Hustace van OpenNMS

December 28 2005, 9:12

In dit interview (~7min) spreken we met David Hustace over het OpenNMS-project. OpenNMS is een open source network management systeem, waarmee grote netwerken kunnen worden gemonitoord en beheerd.

David is werkzaam voor de OpenNMS Group, een Noord-Amerikaans bedrijf dat het project leidt en commerciële diensten er omheen aanbiedt. Het interview vond plaats in de stand van Stone-IT op LinuxWorld. Stone-IT is een Europese partner van de OpenNMS Group en biedt in de Benelux namens de OpenNMS Group diensten aan rond deze software.

In het interview spreken we over het nut van een NMS, de achtergrond van het OpenNMS project, de voordelen van open source en de diensten rond de software.

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Dit interview is het laatste interview in de reeks interviews afkomstig van LinuxWorld. Volgend jaar zijn wij zeker weer van de partij!