January 8, 2008

Linux Foundation inaugurates podcast series with Torvalds interview

Author: Joe Barr

The Linux Foundation has announced a new series of podcasts called Open Voices. Jim Zemlin, the foundation's executive director, plans to interview notable members of the Linux and open source communities, such as Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian, MySQL CEO Marten Mickos, and Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth. The first podcast, an interview with Linux creator Linus Torvalds, is available on the Linux Foundation site in MP3 and Ogg formats.

Zemlin's inaugural interview explores Torvalds' motivation in creating and continuing his work on Linux. Among other things, Torvalds discusses the split between the open source and the free software communities, and how the latest version of the GNU General Public License -- GPLv3 -- reflects the delta between the two camps.

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