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[News] Open Source Interviews with CTO of Funambol and PiTiVI's Edward Hervey

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Interview with Stefano Fornari - CTO - Funambol

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| In this interview we talk with Stefano the CTO of Funambol. In specific, we 
| talk about: 
|     * Defining synchronization as a core technology for the future of mobile 
|       computing 
|     * The protocols underlying synchronization scenarios
|     * Various mechanisms used to initiate synchronization
|     * Characteristics of the open source community specific to mobility
|     * Conventions that govern contributors and contributions
|     * Core technical problems in synchronization


Interview with Edward Hervey about the PiTiVI video editor

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| My name's Edward Hervey I'm a half-french, half-scot living in Barcelona and 
| am one of the founding partners of Collabora Multimedia. I have been using 
| Linux and Free Software since around 1995 but only started contributing in 
| 2003 when I finally had enough programming skills to start working on PiTiVi. 
| For several years I concentrated mostly on the GStreamer multimedia framework 
| and plugins in order to get them to a decent level for video-editing and am 
| still actively doing that.      



Funambol Expands Globally to Meet Worldwide Demand for Open Source Push Email &
Mobile Sync

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| Funambol, the leading provider of open source push email and mobile sync for
| the mass market, today announced it has closed its fifth consecutive quarter
| of growth after signing several major new customers in the past three months.


Open Source SaaS Collaboration Solution Provides Push Email and Cloud-Based
Mobile Sync for 1.5 Billion Smartphones and Feature Phones

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| The Funambol connector for Open-Xchange Hosting Edition enables push email
| and mobile sync of contacts, calendars and tasks with virtually all common
| wireless phones on the market.


Funambol Launches New Community Forge for Mobile Open Source Developers

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| “The new Funambol Forge is the result of the tremendous growth of the
| Funambol community, that has seen the number of Funambol downloads exceed two
| million,” commented Stefano Maffulli, new community manager at Funambol.



Funambol Helps New AGPLv3 Open Source License Gain Formal OSI Approval

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| March 13, 2008 - Funambol, the leading provider of Mobile 2.0 messaging
| software powered by open source, today announced that the AGPLv3 has received
| formal approval by the Open Source Initiative (OSI). Funambol led the process
| of the license's approval by the OSI after adopting AGPLv3 in November. It
| was the first company to adopt the license, which closes the "ASP loophole".


AGPLv3 Keeps Open Source Vibrant in Age of SaaS

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| For all practical purposes, the AGPLv3 is a key advance for everyone involved
| in open source, regardless of if you are a software developer, Internet end
| user or enterprise end user. The AGPLv3 closes the ASP loophole and keeps the
| freedom of open source software alive, in the age of SaaS and hosted
| applications.

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