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

Open source database wars begin

By early next year Ingres will be physically separate from its old corporate parent, Computer Associates, and available under a popular OSI-approved license, rather than CA's.

November 7, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Open source remote support

There are many remote systems that use an intermediary server. You’re expecting that vendor to continue to exist. With our software there’s no intermediary – the support provider can bring the full solution to bear

November 7, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Need open source insurance?

In order to get a maximum of $10 million in coverage, with a $250,000 deductible, you first have to spend $25,000-$50,000 on a "risk assessment," essentially an audit to see if you're mixing open source and proprietary code in your current operations. Assuming you pass, you'll spend roughly $200,000

November 5, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Insuring open source

Insurance buildings are like casinos, in that they weren't built from the money of winners, only those who didn't get a pay-out.

November 4, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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The latest GPL FUD is Version 3.0

The market success of GPL products, the fact that Lloyd's is now writing insurance in the space, the acceptance of the GPL's assumptions, all point to the health of the open source movement.

November 2, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Open source science

In open source science the entire campus can share in the discovery process. It doesn't matter what your discipline is, you can find a role to play.

October 31, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Microsoft vs. OSI Part II

Microsoft is implicitly agreeing with us that a certain set of freedoms allows creators and users of code to collaborate more closely to produce higher quality software.

October 28, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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