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

Linux vs. Linux

If you put a stopwatch on Windows users, timing their use of various applications, and noting what the Web-based stuff on, they might be surprised to learn how much of their day is spent on Linux already.

January 2, 2006 by Dana Blankenhorn

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It's not always about open source

The open source fight in Massachusetts, as partisan as it may have become, was in the end about politics. A Democrat lined up against the Republican because the Republican had lined up that way. It had little to do with the merits.

December 29, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Is Jobs the new Gates?

Enemies are useful. They get your juices going. They give you something to push back against. They help you gain allies. Ask any political blogger.

December 27, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Google in the garden of good and evil

If Google's stance means anything it means they won't give in to cynicism, that they will at least continue struggling with these questions, and seeking the greater good.

December 22, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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An open source Christmas present

There's a lot more to do in codifying all this, and getting all colleges (as well as major companies) to sign off. But the initial list of sponsors -- IBM, Stanford, Cisco, MIT -- is promising.

December 22, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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