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Torvalds podcast discusses Linux phones

Jan 8, 2008 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

Linus Torvalds will discuss Linux in mobile phones, GPL licensing issues, his focus on desktop Linux, and other topics of the day in a podcast to launch at 9AM PST/12PM EST. The podcast kicks off a series of interviews produced by the Linux Foundation (LF).

Jim Zemlin

Moderated by the LF's executive director, Jim Zemlin (pictured at right), the Torvalds podcast will be split into two parts, the first of which airs today. The second will follow in two weeks, the LF said.

Topics broached reportedly will include:

  • The Linux development process, including internationalization
  • The commodization of the desktop
  • Cracking the code for Mobile Linux
  • The rogue state of patents
  • OpenSolaris
  • The future of Linux

The two Torvalds podcasts are apparently the first in an a podcast series dubbed “OpenVoices.” Future interview subjects promise to include:

  • Novell President and CEO Ron Hovsepian
  • Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL
  • Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu founder

Zemlin comments, “The Linux Foundation [has] the privilege of talking to leaders of the open source movement on a daily basis. Why not share what we learn with everyone?”

The “OpenVoices” podcasts are published here.

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