David Gewirtz

David Gewirtz, Distinguished Lecturer at CBS Interactive, is an author, U.S. policy advisor, and computer scientist. He is featured in the History Channel special The President's Book of Secrets and is a member of the National Press Club.

Latest Posts

Time for Web-based office apps?

Is this month's spat between Microsoft and Massachusetts of limited import? Richard Macmanus writes that the age of desktop office apps may be drawing to a close.

September 28, 2005 by ZDNet

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RedHat working on secure Linux

RedHat is working with IBM and Trusted Computing to deliver a version of RedHat Linux that will meet the needs of sensitive government agencies.

September 27, 2005 by ZDNet

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FBI's "right" to pick your Internet apps

In a little-noticed document, the FCC has declared that the government has a right to ban applications that don't support a backdoor for law enfordement, Declan McCullaugh reveals.

September 27, 2005 by ZDNet

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(Other) governments' role in open source

Brazil is considering making open source mandatory in government, and South Africa is considering the value of moving its 300,000 computers to open source, notes Dana Blankenhorn

September 27, 2005 by ZDNet

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The Boston "Office" Party

The Massachusetts v. Microsoft battle is over. Microsoft is "out." David Berlind takes a look at the missteps and the import of the power struggle.

September 26, 2005 by ZDNet

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Software as a service offers apps that actually work

Government IT pros may find something in Phil Wainewright's latest post in the Software as Services blog. The entry, "Software that actually works," points out a fundamental weakness at the heart of the "software as a product" paradigm - customers pay big bucks for software that doesn't work.

September 26, 2005 by ZDNet

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Difficulties of OpenOffice are overblown

I have been using the new OpenOffice beta 2.0 for about a week now. I haven't had one serious difficulty. So I am a little alarmed when I see articles or remarks espousing how costly and difficult it would be to switch to an open source office suite.

September 26, 2005 by Ramon Padilla

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