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

Wikipedia responds

The point is that Wales has been pro-active here. He has gotten in front of the criticism and done something. Compare his move to Sony's moves regarding its DRM scandal. Or is that comparison unfair?

December 5, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Jimmy had a little LAMS

Open source isn't just about free software in this case. It's about getting value out of what you have, integrating software and hardware with the wetware of the human mind, and about having something that's effective even after the software is obsolete.

December 5, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


What good is a Linux study?

The biggest problem revealed by this study isn't in its conclusions, but in the limited current capability of OSDL, or any single actor, to do something about them.

December 1, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Sun makes Java free

Sun Microsystems says it will makes its Java Enterprise System, N1 Management software and developer tools free and, in time open source. It will also integrate the tools with the Solaris into something called the Solaris Enterprise System, which will also be free.

November 30, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn