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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 cybersecurity, national security, policy and privacy. He is based out of the New York newsroom, and can also be found on sister sites CNET and CBS News. You can contact 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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France gives the green light to cell jamming

France gives the green light to cell jamming

Mobile phone users who forget or refuse to switch off their phones will no longer be able to irritate audiences in theaters and movie cinemas across France because the right to block phone signals within such buildings is now effect. The block is strictly limited to the perimeter of the performance area and excludes jamming outgoing calls to emergency services, according to a news report.

October 13, 2004 by in Mobility

ROFL of the Day: "WMA is an open standard"

ROFL of the Day: "WMA is an open standard"

Richard Branson may know a thing or two about flying airplanes, balloons, taking commercial flights into space, and being in the record industry, but his company Virgin Electronics has a bit of a warped sense of reality when it comes to technology standards.

October 12, 2004 by in Apple

Novell: "The best OSSense is a good defense"

Novell: "The best OSSense is a good defense"

In a move that Novell says is designed to make its intentions clear when it comes to any patents it may have to the open source software (OSS) it distributes, Novell has issued a policy statement saying that those patents are purely for defensive purposes. Patents on software is a controversial issue these days because of how they basically result in government-sanctioned monopolies.

October 12, 2004 by in Legal

Legislated Linux

Legislated Linux

The French Atomic Energy Commission and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology are cooperating on the development of a Linux-based platform that can be used in multiple environments, including PCs, servers and PDAs. The two groups signed an agreement in the presence of French President Jacques Chirac and Chinese President Hu Jintao this week...

October 12, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

MySQL to leverage Microsoft's open source software

MySQL to leverage Microsoft's open source software

Though the software that Microsoft has released under an open source license is by no means the keys to the kingdom, one of the poster children companies of the open source community -- MySQL AB -- has decided to deploy the technology in the Windows-based version of its namesake database.

October 11, 2004 by in Tech Industry

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