Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker is the security editor for ZDNet, covering cyber and national security. He is based in New York newsroom, and is also found on sister-sites CNET and CBS News. You can reach him with his PGP key: EB6CEEA5.

Stephanie Condon

Stephanie Condon is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Portland, Oregon, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously covered politics for CBSNews.com, as well as the intersection of technology and politics for CNET. Stephanie graduated with a B.A. in communication from Stanford University.

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Former PeopleSoft EVP Ram Gupta casts his lot with application routing

Former PeopleSoft EVP Ram Gupta casts his lot with application routing

After more than 20 years in high tech, culminating in a four-year stint as executive vice president at PeopleSoft just prior to the Oracle acquisition, Ram Gupta considered himself retired from the industry and happy to sit on a few tech company boards. But, after taking a year off, he has jumped back in with Cast Iron Systems.

January 26, 2006 by in Oracle

Microsoft captures Seadragon

Microsoft captures Seadragon

As part of its Live Labs initiative, Microsoft acquired Seadragon, a Seattle-based  startup with technology for viewing and interacting with "high-resolution images, vector graphics, applets and other documents, locally or remotely, at any visual scale, and in an environment that allows fluid navigation in two or three dimensions," according to the Web site.

January 26, 2006 by in Microsoft

Linus Torvalds summarily rejects GPL 3

Linus Torvalds summarily rejects GPL 3

Stephen Shankland reports that Linux keyholder Linus Torvalds isn't keen on aligning the kernal with a new, and as yet incomplete, GPL license.  Torvalds said that it is "insane to require people to make their private signing keys available," referring to the anti-DRM element in the GPL 3 draft specification.

January 26, 2006 by in Open Source

Sergey Brin addresses the China issue

Sergey Brin addresses the China issue

Google co-founder Sergey Brin addresses the China issue with Fortune's David Kirkpatrick while at Davos.We ultimately made a difficult decision, but we felt that by participating there, and making our services more available, even if not to the 100 percent that we ideally would like, that it will be better for Chinese Web users, because ultimately they would get more information, though not quite all of it.

January 25, 2006 by in Google

Blinking at the Web

Blinking at the Web

Malcom Gladwell wrote in Blink that we often form snap judgements and they're often wrong.  Now, researchers at Carleton University in Ottawa have determined that people decide a Web site's worth in 50 milliseconds--about the length of time that one frame of a TV show is on the screen.

January 25, 2006 by in Enterprise Software

Google's shifting moral ground

Google's shifting moral ground

Google's decision to censor results for its China search site has the blogosphere and beyond buzzing. Google's officials justified the decision in saying the getting access to the restricted, limited content is better than nothing.

January 25, 2006 by in China

Can you have a GPLv2-only license?

Can you have a GPLv2-only license?

With the coming of GPLv3, a few projects, including the Linux Kernel, will need to be expressly relicensed by all of their copyright holders if they choose v3. The question is, were they licensed correctly in the first place?

January 23, 2006 by in Open Source

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