Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge PC operating system. SJVN covers networking, Linux, open source, and operating systems.

Paula Rooney

Paula Rooney is a Boston-based writer who has followed the tech industry for more than two decades.

Latest Posts

Microsoft is as troubled as the rest of us

Microsoft is hurting just like the rest of us. Its clothes look sharp so you don't notice that those keen elbow patches cover real tears in the fabric. That's why its strategy seems so schizophrenic.

March 25, 2009 by Dana Blankenhorn


Momentum building for government open source

The fact that military planners now understand the open source ethos is important, and should provide momentum behind the discussions which have just begun over using open source in health care.

March 24, 2009 by Dana Blankenhorn


Is Intel hurt by Cooper exit?

Is enterprise open source really dependent on having a few leaders advocating it within the halls of industry leaders? Or is this now no longer a movement but a simple business fact of life.

March 24, 2009 by Dana Blankenhorn


Novell delivers SUSE Linux Enterprise 11

As the other Linux provider, Novell goes to great lengths to differentiate its offering from rival Red Hat.The company's expansive version 11 platform is no exception, and is said to promise unique advances in virtualization, management, interoperability, high availability and desktop computing.

March 24, 2009 by Paula Rooney


What does Europe have against GPLv3?

GPLv3 is about 3 times longer, is full of technical details, is complex (even for a lawyer) and as it is officially valid in English only it may not be the most persuasive license for a German or French administration.

March 24, 2009 by Dana Blankenhorn


TomTom tells Ballmer tear down this wall

Just as the iron curtain eventually fell when the illusion of the Soviet economic model could no longer be sustained, I believe that Microsoft's anti-FOSS strategy will eventually collapse as well - not from assault from the field, but due to an uprising from within.

March 23, 2009 by Dana Blankenhorn


Europe gets its own GPL

Europe now has its own version of the GPL. It's got copyleft, but it lacks the extra language found in GPLv3 meant to enforce that concept.

March 20, 2009 by Dana Blankenhorn