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Linux and Open Source
The latest news and views on all things Linux and open source by seasoned Unix and Linux user Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols.
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 is a Boston-based writer who has followed the tech industry for more than two decades.
Leadership can define a project's mission, drive its results, and assure its future viability. As time goes by I think we'll see, more and more often, that the kind of leadership we're talking about is entrepreneurial leadership.
Those who are predicting the imminent demise of the software are way off base. The stuff works, millions of users depend upon it, and that would remain true even if the organization supporting it disappeared tomorrow.
The Firefox team decided this week to stop collecting unique identifiers that link crash reports from the same user.During the somewhat heated debate during an extended session of its weekly meeting, opponents said the practice violates user privacy, while proponents say having the data visible could help them fix bugs and solve bottlenecks faster -- even though they claim to have never used it before.
Too often open source is to business what patriotism is to a politician, the last refuge of a scoundrel. In both cases the innocent concept is harmed by those hiding behind it. It's with this in mind that I approach the story of the open source Palm webOS.
Convergence is here, whether we like it or not. Hollywood is going to try and deal with it the best it can, forcing commercials but embracing the Web, while keeping its lobbyists well fed so it can shake down consumers wherever they can.
A government agency wants government applications to interoperate, and government workers to comply with Western software licenses. Can Chairman Bill really object to that? Can you?
The move to strengthen open source and VistA is well-timed, given the new Administration's promise to increase health IT spending. Whether it can beat a city filled with lobbyists is anyone's guess.
I'm interested in how readers feel about this. Should open source people shun Cisco until it gets right by the FSF? Or do we compartmentalize legal disputes and get on with the work?