Larry Dignan

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Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.

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Latest Posts

One fantasy that Bill Gates thankfully knows how to fulfill

Against the backdrop of all the vendors who've been indemnifying their customers against this, that, or the other lawsuit, I keep telling people that it's highly unlikely that vendors are going to sue you if the software you got from someone else (eg: Red Hat) infringes on a patent that belongs to someone else (eg: Microsoft). You could argue that using software that infringes on someone else's patent is no different a form of misappropriation of intellectual property than outright piracy.

November 13, 2006 by David Berlind


LucidEra: On-demand business intelligence

Ken Rudin caught the on demand bug working as head of engineering for in its early days and then at Siebel as Vice President and General Manager of its CRM OnDemand business unit.

November 13, 2006 by Dan Farber


The grinches that stole Zune's Christmas

For the record, I have not been one of the lucky few to have laid their hands on Microsoft's new Zune iPod killer which is due to arrive on the US market tomorrow. But, judging by Google News, there are plenty of reviewers out there who have -- reviewers that as far as I can tell will turn out to be the grinches that stole Zune's Christmas.

November 13, 2006 by David Berlind


The ripple effect of a GPL'd Java will reach far and wide

It's official. Despite some saying it couldn't be done, not only is Sun open sourcing Java, it's doing it under version 2 of the Free Software Foundation's GNU General Public License (GPLv2) using an FSF-endorsed footnote known as the "classpath exception.

November 13, 2006 by David Berlind