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

Who's afraid of the big bad Ross (Perot)?

By attaching his name on the fund, Perot gives his company poll position for building the electronic side of that market. Building such markets has been a Perot fascination for nearly a decade now.

September 9, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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CRM competition in the time of open source

CRM is mission-critical, even for small businesses. It's a major expense, and can be a major differentiator. If you can save money and gain more control over your system with open source, should you take the risk and take the plunge?

September 1, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Open source is another trademark issue

This is open source according to Orwell. It's using the trademark, open source, it's using the open source community's efforts, the open source process, then it's shutting that down and making people buy the results.

August 30, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Who is representing Mambo?

If a great project like Mambo can be split like this, it makes it that much more difficult for a business to trust its future to open source, any open source.

August 30, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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