The OMG! team sit down for an exclusive interview with Frederico Mena, one the founding fathers of GNOME. Federico along with Miguel de Icaza worked together in the late 90s to start the GNOME project - the desktop environment that Ubuntu and many other distros use. Everyone knows and loves it, but how did it all start?
Very soon we will be interviewing Rob McQueen, the co-founder and a Director of Collabora, an open source consulting company headquartered in the UK but with offices in Montreal, Barcelona and Brussels, and 70 hackers worldwide. They are responsible for much of the work on the gstreamer and telepathy frameworks used in many of your favourite applications, as well as the PiTiVi video editor.
I met Ryan Paul at UDS last may and I must say I was star struck (I am star struck most of the time at UDS anyhow). As a badass editor at arstechnica and the man who started gwibber I thought it would be nice to interview for OMG! Ubuntu!
Before I make for the land of slumber tonight let me leave you with a quick read that doubles up as a must read not only for Unity fans but for those with a naturally curious disposition.
Jono Bacon is a number of things in the open source community and is possibly one of the most well known faces associated with open source. He's been a public figure staying in the limelight ever since he got involved in the free software movement way back in the late 90s. From successful podcasts, albums, coding, writing books and being Canonical's community manager, Mr Bacon has certainly fried it all. (Ha!)
This is a guest post by Seif Lotfy well known for his work on Zeitgeist, Sezen and the Elementary project. If you treat him nice, you might see more posts by him in the future.
Most desktop e-mail clients share the same interface layout and feature set making them great for people with lots to manage but not so great for just using e-mail as e-mail. About a week back we interviewed Elementary project lead and Ubuntu designer Dan Rabbit. We spoke/probed him about a few things - the full interview of which is going up shortly - but we were finally given sanction to talk about an exciting new addition to the roster of Elementary inspired applications:
Our lovely friends over at ArmDevices.net nabbed themselves a great interview with Canonical’s ‘Partner Engineer’ Jerone Young who discusses the challenges and opportunities optimizing Ubuntu for ARM is bringing. It’s a great interview well worth […]
Alex Chiang is an American software developer who works for Canonical's OEM department - satisfying the needs of customers all around the world and helping bring Ubuntu into the mainstream! I had the opportunity to meet Alex at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Brussels, and it was the first UDS for both of us. Alex worked for HP for a number of years before joining Canonical earlier this year and joining the large OEM team where he develops drivers, works on packages and the kernel for various OEMs.
In an interview with the Ubuntu Turkey LoCo team Canonical CTO Matt Zimmerman discusses the reasons behind some of the recent controversial changes to Ubuntu â€” from the removal of photo editor GIMP to the […]
Firstly, let me apologize for the lack of interviews these past couple of weeks! I’ve been pretty busy and never got around to doing an interview, but today I’ve got a rockin’ interview with Elizabeth […]
Once again we’re back for another week, which means it’s another Wednesday where we feature someone in the Ubuntu community and ask them a few questions. This week we’ve got the pleasure of talking to […]