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.

Zack Whittaker

Zack Whittaker writes for ZDNet, CNET, and CBS News. He is based in New York City.

Latest Posts

Linux/Windows celebrity deathmatch anyone?

Comparisons of Linux versus Windows (and open source to close source) just ain't what they used to be. In the old days, it was just one invective after another coming from both sides of the fence.

April 7, 2005 by David Berlind


If you could be HP's CEO for a day...

In his relatively new gig (Grassroots Journalism), Dan Gillmor is developing a knack for calling out over-the-top excessiveness when it's begging to be called out. It's the main reason I follow Gillmor's blog.

April 7, 2005 by David Berlind


Lessig: A war against the freedom to innovate

Stanford law professor and free software advocate Lawrence Lessig called on the open source community to stand up and fight or risk being buried by patent-wielding legacy businesses with arsenals of powerful lawyers. "There is a war against the freedom to innovate and this community has done way too little to resist," Lessig said.

April 6, 2005 by Dan Farber


OSBC: enterprise applications next wave for open source

This morning kicked off the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco, where a mixed crowd of IT enterprise customers and vendors, lawyers, and venture capitalists rubbed elbows as they contemplated open source market strategies. In his keynote, Larry Augustin, CEO of Medsphere, left everyone with no doubt that the next frontier for open source software development is the applications space.

April 5, 2005 by Chris Jablonski