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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Ingres joins the fray

Ingres joins the fray

Computer Associates (CA) has released Ingres r3 under their CA Trusted Open Source License.It will be interesting to see whether CA's Ingres r3 is successful as an open source project.

November 1, 2004 by in Open Source

Phishing for Linux

Phishing for Linux

Preston Gralla would like to welcome Linux users to the world of malware. This is in reference to the phony security update claiming to be from Red Hat, asking users to download a patch that (if they're silly enough to do so) will compromise their system.

October 28, 2004 by in Open Source

Windows is more secure?

Windows is more secure?

If Steve Ballmer hadn't been tapped for his post at Microsoft, his talent for spinning facts and spreading FUD would have made him a natural for American politics. Microsoft, with Ballmer at the lead, is busy again trying to convince the tech world that Linux and open source leave users more vulnerable to security issues than Microsoft's own products.

October 27, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

Library Card

Library Card

The OSDL wants to work with Sourceforge on a "library" of Linux code routines.As ZDNet UK notes today, the aim is to give commercial developers something they can go through to see whether what they want to patent has already been invented.

October 27, 2004 by in Legal

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