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; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it.His work has been published in everything from highly technical publications (IEEE Computer, ACM NetWorker, Byte) to business publications (eWEEK, InformationWeek, ZDNet) to popular technology (Computer Shopper, PC Magazine, PC World) to the mainstream press (Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, BusinessWeek).

Paula Rooney

Paula Rooney has covered the software and technology industry for more than 20 years, starting with semiconductor design and mini-computer systems at EDN News and later focused on PC software companies including Microsoft, Lotus, Oracle, Red Hat, Novell and other open source and commercial software companies for CRN and PCWeek. She received a silver award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2005 for her profile on Linus Torvalds and edited and co-authored "Partnering With Microsoft," a book about Microsoft's channel published by CMP Publishing in 2004. Rooney graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. In her off time, she enjoys scuba diving, sailing, sun worshipping, running, reading, surfing (the net) and hanging out with her family. She resides on the shores of Scituate, Massachusetts.

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Midnight at the OASIS

Midnight at the OASIS

Boycott OASIS? Paul Festa has the story. The leading e-business standards body faces a boycott based on its new intellectual property policy, which endorses the inclusion of technology requiring payment of royalties to its standards.

February 22, 2005 by in Open Source

Crunch time

Crunch time

We have a fascinating story today, from CNet's Ed Frauenheim, saying software developers are suffering less "crunch time," and are volunteering open time to open source.Now I get the contradiction.

February 21, 2005 by in Open Source

DRM and open source

DRM and open source

There's an interesting discussion going on between KDE developers about putting DRM in open source applications -- in this case, KPDF, a PDF reader for KDE. On the one hand, KDE developers may not have a choice -- Adobe claims copyright over the PDF spec, and grants permission to implement it only if there are "reasonable efforts" to implement restrictions in PDF.

February 21, 2005 by in Developer

Don't call this blog open source

Don't call this blog open source

Peter Brown is the new executive director of the Free Software Foundation. In the first of what I hope will be many interviews with ZDNet, he asks that we change the name of this blog:Open Source is a term that was created to mask the ideals of Software Freedom established by Richard Stallman and incorporated into the terms of the GPL.

February 18, 2005 by in Open Source

Linuxworld's biggest headline

Linuxworld's biggest headline

The biggest headline from LinuxWorld didn't come from IBM, or Novell, or even the Free Software Foundation.In my opinion it came from the Open Source Initiative(OSI), which said it plans to whittle the number of "open source licenses" from 50 to 3 in the next two months.

February 17, 2005 by in Open Source

No go Pogo

No go Pogo

If I now call Mr Chipperfield and say to him, 'look here, I've got a forty-five-year-old chartered accountant with me who wants to become a lion tamer', his first question is not going to be 'does he have his own hat?' I was reminded of Monty Python's Vocational Guidance Counselor Sketchin researching Pogo Linux's 'Your Logo Here' plan at LinuxWorld.

February 16, 2005 by in Tech Industry

Martin Fink

Martin Fink

The most provocative comments at LinuxWorld this week were those of Martin Fink,vice president of Linux for Hewlett-Packard.Here is the short version.

February 16, 2005 by in Legal

It's a wonderful program

It's a wonderful program

Novell's donation of the Hula Project to the community reminds me of one of my favorite copyright stories, that of the movie It's a Wonderful Life(right, from Amazon.Com).

February 16, 2005 by in Amazon

Boston tea party

Boston tea party

Our reporters went to Boston for a nice quiet LinuxWorld and Comdex broke out. Just a few highlights:Novell CEO Jack Messmansaid he hasconvinced CIOs that "open source and Linux in particular is the center of the enterprise.

February 15, 2005 by in Open Source

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