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hpr1958 :: FOSDEM 2016 K building level 1 Group A

Fedora, OpenSuse, illumos, ownCloud, Enlightenment, Tizen, Kolab, KDE, LibreOffice

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Part of the series: Interviews

HPR Correspondents bring you Interviews from interesting people and projects

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Fedora

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The Fedora Project is a partnership of free software community members from around the globe. The Fedora Project builds open source software communities and produces a Linux distribution called "Fedora." The Fedora Project's mission is to lead the advancement of free and open source software and content as a collaborative community.

Listen to the interview with Jiří Eischmann

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OpenSuse

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openSUSE, formerly openSUSE Leap 42.1 and openSUSE Tumbleweed, is a international Linux project with different distributions sponsored by SUSE Linux GmbH and other companies. It is widely used throughout the world, particularly in Germany. The focus of its development is creating usable open-source tools for software developers and system administrators, while providing user-friendly desktops, and a feature-rich server environment.

Listen to the interview with Sarah Julia Kriesch

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illumos

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This is the home of the illumos project, the open source fork of Sun's OpenSolaris. Launched in 2010, the project enjoys financial and technical support from several key companies which rely on the illumos kernel as the technological foundation for their own products, as well as the backing of a growing developer community.

Listen to the interview with Dan McDonald

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ownCloud

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Access, Sync and Share your data, under your control! ownCloud provides access to your data through a web interface or WebDAV while providing a platform to view, sync and share across devices easily, all under your control. ownCloud's open architecture is extensible via a simple but powerful API for applications and plugins and works with any storage.

Listen to the interview with Jos Poortvliet, Community Manager/ Chief Geek Herder at ownCloud

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Enlightenment

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The original reason Enlightenment exists - The Window Manager. From here everything else spawned. This is really the flagship product, closely followed by EFL itself. The window manager is a lean, fast, modular and very extensible window manager for X11 and Linux. It is classed as a “desktop shell” providing the things you need to operate your desktop (or laptop), but is not a whole application suite. This covers launching applications, managing their windows and doing other system tasks like suspending, reboots, managing files etc.
We are moving towards Wayland as the base display system where Enlightenment is being worked on to become a full Wayland compositor on its own. This of course takes time and has its rough edges along the way, but we are not standing still, and one day will leave X11 behind.
Of course Enlightenment is built on top of EFL, using the libraries we wrote for it to do its UI as well as to run the entire compositor itself. This means that any improvements to EFL turn up in the compositor as well.
Enlightenment also is the Window Manager and Compositor for Tizen due in part to its efficiency and feature-set.

Listen to the interview with Philippe Caseiro

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Tizen

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Tizen is an open and flexible operating system built from the ground up to address the needs of all stakeholders of the mobile and connected device ecosystem, including device manufacturers, mobile operators, application developers and independent software vendors (ISVs). Tizen is developed by a community of developers, under open source governance, and is open to all members who wish to participate.

Listen to the interview with Pawel Wieczorek

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Kolab

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The Kolab Groupware Solution offers Personal Information Management for deployments of any size. It runs on a Rasberry Pi and in clouds spread over multiple data centres. Kolab provides a secure, scalable and reliable collaboration server. Since it is Free Software, it is not only used by large companies and organisation, but also by many individuals who care about being in control of their personal information.
Kolab is a free and open source groupware suite. It consists of the Kolab server and a wide variety of Kolab clients, including KDE PIM-Suite Kontact, Horde Webfrontend, Mozilla Thunderbird and Mozilla Lightning with SyncKolab extension and Microsoft Outlook with proprietary Kolab-Connector PlugIns.

Listen to the interview with Aaron Seigo

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KDE

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The KDE Community is an international technology team dedicated to creating a free and user-friendly computing experience, offering an advanced graphical desktop, a wide variety of applications for communication, work, education and entertainment and a platform to easily build new applications upon. We have a strong focus on finding innovative solutions to old and new problems, creating a vibrant atmosphere open for experimentation.

Listen to the interview with Jonathan Riddell

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LibreOffice

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LibreOffice is the most widely used free open source office software. It is a community-driven project of The Document Foundation. LibreOffice is developed by professionals and by users, just like you, who believe in the principles of free software and in sharing their work with the world in a non-restrictive way. At the core of these principles is the promise of better-quality, highly-reliable and secure software that gives you greater flexibility at zero cost and no end-user lock-in. LibreOffice works natively with the Open Document Format, but also brings you support for by far the most file types for office-documents. It comes with support for over 80 languages and with a whole amount of other unique features to work with your texts, spreadsheets, presentations, drawings and data.

Listen to the interview with Italo Vignoli, Director Marketing and Communications

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Comment #1 posted on 2016-02-05T04:53:24Z by Trent Palmer

Awesome Episode!

This is just a fantastic episode of Hacker Public Radio. I spent this afternoon driving around SW Washington in a lift-gate tractor-trailer, making pickups and deliveries, while listening to this collection of interviews from FOSSDEM, and must report that I am entertained, inspired, and informed.

Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou! Hacker Public Radio 1958 is an awesome podcast.

Comment #2 posted on 2016-02-05T12:26:55Z by Mike Ray

Dazzling achievement

I'd second what Trent said.

And more. Thanks Ken for, three, or was it four, shows containing a blistering array of interviews from FOSDEM.

The sheer variety of subjects and projects covered was impressive.

It must have been tiring, and I hope you didn't sacrifice your own enjoyment of the event to bring us the range of interviews you did.

Highlights for me were mostly in the last one; picotcp, ptxdist and barebox, matrix.

And the knitting lady, Siobhan (please excuse the missing accent over the 'a') was a delight and a good one to end on.

I wish there were more like Siobhan at my local LUG.


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