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

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


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


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


OSDL says no to Microsoft

The report of a meeting between OSDL and Microsoft has raised a few eyebrows this week. To recap, Microsoft's Martin Taylor and OSDL's CEO Stuart Cohen met at Linux World Conference & Expo.

August 28, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier