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 Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in, 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, 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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Open source 10 commandments a step in the right direction

Open source 10 commandments a step in the right direction

As software vendors take punches at one another over open source and intellectual property (IP) right disputes, the industry took a step forward to keep open source from turning IP law on its head. One fundamental problem has been the lack of a widely accepted definition of open source and open standards, but fortunately it looks like somebody finally came up with one.

September 27, 2004 by in Open Source

From .Net to the mainframe

From .Net to the mainframe

The mainframe turned 40 in April, but it hasn't suffered much in the way of a mid-life crisis. In 2003, IBM sold 2,700 mainframes (IDC), accounted for a third of the company's server revenue and about 25 percent of total revenue when the software is included.

September 27, 2004 by in IBM

Spam Scoreboard - Proprietary Interests: 1,  Standards: 0

Spam Scoreboard - Proprietary Interests: 1, Standards: 0

In what I opined to have been not just a catastrophic blow to the battle against spam, but also a stunning defeat for standards setting in general, a working group that was established by the Internet Engineering Task Force to move the ball forward on e-mail authentication standards has buckled under the weight of proprietary interests and intellectual property problems.

September 26, 2004 by in Tech Industry

If RSS ain

If RSS ain

Nothing says success more than counterattack from those threatened by disruptive innovation. Steve Gillmor sees RSS syndication and notification technology and its variants seem poised at the threshold of rapid adoption, given the recent groundswell of scalability concerns emanating from some interesting quarters.

September 26, 2004 by in Microsoft


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