In this interview, we chat with Jason van Zyl about the Apache Maven project. Maven is designed for build automation. Unlike well known predecessors such as MAKE, Maven uses a project object model (POM) to describe the software being built.
In this interview, we chat with Damien Katz, founder of Apache CouchDB.
CouchDB is a schema-less distributed document-oriented database that can be
queried over HTTP using a RESTful JSON API.
OSCON is just around the corner, and in this conversation, we chat with true open-sourcer Edd Dumbill – co-chair of the conference and hacker behind the scenes.
Video streaming has grown way beyond YouTube and Hulu. Today, broadcasters such as ABC, NBC, and the Comedy Channel are streaming full shows straight to viewers. Netflix is living up to it’s name, and Amazon offers a huge library of movies on-demand. And open-source has moved well beyond the infrastructure layer, with open source video platforms like Kaltura. In this interview, we chat with Shay David, co-founder of Kaltura.
The rise of video as a key form of web content
The open source projects and business model behind Kaltura
The role of the cloud in the future of video editing
Key vectors for the spread of video content on the web
Solving the format-selection and openness problems of web video
What the future holds for IP-based video
In this interview, we chat with Andy Chou, the chief architect at Coverity, a
company that produces proprietary software analysis products. In addition,
Coverity has been scanning over 300 open source projects, resulting in more than
11,000 defects that have been fixed by the open source community.
Defining the role of static analysis in the software industry
Targeting static analysis where it can have the most benefit
Interacting with the open source community
The role of automated defect analysis in commercial software development
Areas for future study and development
Open source has evolved beyond simple infrastructure and is steadilly working
it's way up the stack. A prime example is Jaspersoft, which supports the
worlds most popular open source business intelligence software. In this
interview we chat with Brian Gentile, Jaspersoft CEO.
Clearly, PHP is one of the most important open-source technologies on the
planet. In this interview, we talk with Zeev Suraski, CTO of Zend (twitter) and
co-creator of PHP about where PHP has come from, and where it's heading.
In this interview, Mihir talks about how he built a company to bring buisiness
process and IT automation down from the expensive enterprise sphere, and out to
the every-man. Along the way, Mihir shares thoughts on open source and
proprietary development approaches.
WaveMaker is gaining prominence, and showing up in the Gartner Magic Quadrants,
to simplify cloud development. In this interview, we chat with WaveMaker
CEO Chris Keene.
Testing a web site against multiple browsers has been a long-time challenge of
Web development. In this interview, Jason Huggins, CTO of Sauce Labs,
explains how the Selenium project makes multi-browser testing much faster.
In this interview, we talk with Eliot Horowitz, founder of 10gen, which is the
company that created MongoDB. What's MongoDB? Well, it's an open source,
document oriented, schema free database designed for massive scale and
performance. If that got your attention, then I invite you to read on…
DotNetNuke is an extremely successful open source project that targets the
Windows platform and .NET Framework. In this interview, we talk with Shaun
Walker about bringing DotNetNuke forward from its humble beginnings as a .NET
sample project, to the premier open source content management system for
It’s not exaggeration to say that Ian Clarke takes on some of the hardest problems in computing. Ian invented Freenet, and open-source network that remained uncracked, and is today contemplating Swarm, which has ambitions goals about moving computing closer to distributed data. But Ian isn’t just a geek’s geek. In this interview, he throws in some thoughts about the business side of software development too.
Eucalyptus is an open-source project that gives you the Amazon cloud API for
non-Amazon clouds. In this interview, we chat with Rich Wolski, CTO of
Eucalyptus Systems, about the project and the company.
Cloudera has built a business around the open-source Hadoop project, and in this
interview, we chat with Cloudera CTO and cofounder Amr Awadallah about all
We had the chance to interview James Vasile, an attorney with the Software
Freedom Law Center (SFLC). Now people often think of the SFLC as the
group that “goes after” people who violate the GPL, and that’s certainly the aspect that the press focuses on, but James points out that enforcement is a very
small percentage of what they do. More interesting were James insights
into how businesses learn that their secret sauce has very little to do with
locking up the code. And if you’re looking for more, James maintains his own blog at hackervisions.org
If you look at any list of open source content management systems, you'll find
Joomla right in top. In this interview, we talk with Louis Landry, who
started as the
principal architect of Joomla 1.5 and the Joomla Framework and today acts
as the development coordinator. If you're interested in where Joomla's at,
and where it's going, read on…
If anyone knows Linux kernel driver development, it's Greg Kroah-Hartman, who's
been working deep in Linux for over a decade. In this interview, Greg
talks about how the Linux project has accommodated the accelerating rate of
change for the kernel, and offers some insight on where Linux is headed.
The cloud providers are splitting into a few camps. On one side, you have
companies like Amazon that offer infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and Google
who offers platform as a service (PaaS). PaaS offers rapid development,
and no server administration, but it locks you into a specific provider.
Enter Engine Yard, a company that's enhancing Ruby on Rails to run on on top of
arbitrary IaaS. In this interview Ezra Zygmuntowicz paints the picture.