Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and SmartPlanet as well as Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic.

Rachel King

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

Latest Posts

Apache falls victim to OASIS patent shelter

Ever since a debacle with ebXML (subsequently diffused) and, later, the way the Web Services Interoperability organization (the WS-I) selected Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) as the venue for "ratifying" certain Web services standards (as opposed to going through the more IP-progressive World Wide Web consortium -- the W3C), I've been meaning to out OASIS for what I think it really is: a patent shelter.

July 11, 2005 by David Berlind

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AMD responds to ZDNet reader's inquiry

In reponse to my ongoing coverage of AMD's Turion 64 processor (a 64-bit capable mobile chip for the "thin & light" notebook market), ZDNet reader Bradley Coleman wrote in to find out why notebook manufacturers were choosing to go with the more power hungry of AMD's Turions rather than something that consumes less power.  Wrote Coleman: I think [the Turion] is a great chip.

July 11, 2005 by David Berlind

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Fair use vs. unfair use

I couldn't agree more with John Carroll's sentiments regarding the use of DRM to protect the intellectual property of the individual. After all, that was the original intent of copyright law -- to protect authors and to make it economically feasible for publishers to publish an author's works.

July 10, 2005 by Marc Wagner

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Oh Jonathan and Greg, where art thou?

I was just noticing that it has been nearly a month since Sun COO Jonathan Schwartz penned his last blog and more than a month since Sun CTO Greg Papadopoulos penned his.  Have the two Sun execs lost their  zeal for blogging?

July 8, 2005 by David Berlind

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Intel chimes in on ZDNet slam of Centrino brand

Intel spokesperson Barbara Grimes has never let me get away with my criticisms of her company's Centrino wireless brand unscathed.  Dating back to 2003, I asked if a Centrino is a must have or whether a simple Pentium M would do.

July 7, 2005 by David Berlind

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HP's Threadlogs: How to Mess with a Buyer's Head 101

Among the many things that Intel spokesperson Barbara Grimes must do on a semi-annual basis, one of them is to spank yours truly for saying anything remotely derogatory about that company's Centrino brand.  As I did last week, I routinely drag my opinion of the Centrino brand out of the closet when I think it's relevant to current events (as I felt it was to AMD's lawsuit against Intel).

July 7, 2005 by David Berlind

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