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.

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More from the little red hen

Open source, like most things, works on the 90-10 rule. That is 90% (or more) of the work is done by 10% (or less) of the people. In the case of software, these few are creating enormous economic value, and they can become an unhappy few.

October 12, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Nessus creator challenging the community

Nessus is a good tool, but security professionals I've talked to say it's a poor substitute for the proprietary competition. The GPL security community deserves something better, and since Deraison is tired of people freeloading on his work, that means it's up to the rest of y'all.

October 8, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Web 2.0 and open source

What I find most interesting is that big projects in this space are now being built based upon open source tools, with links to Web services such as Google Maps or Flickr.

October 6, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Addition by subtraction for Google and Sun

If Office revenues decline, a lot of fuel goes out of Microsoft's stock price, which makes it easier for both Google and Sun to take Microsoft on elsewhere. Google and Sun benefit hugely if Microsoft's revenues just don't go up as quickly.

October 4, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn