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

Microsoft sponsors race to Linux

There is, of course, a kind of hidden agenda here, namely a Microsoft plug-in for Visual Studio dubbed Grasshopper which they figure will be in the hands of the winners before the race starts.

September 16, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Should election software be open source?

Should the election software be open source or closed source? How open should it be? Should we be able to see it? Wouldn't that give hackers an easy way to control the election process? Or does our present use of closed source means they already have that?

September 16, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Mozilla faces the curse of popularity

Regardless of whether your process is proprietary or open source, you still need a process to collect bug reports, test patches, and expedite them to users. That process is always a bottleneck.

September 15, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


How open is AppExchange?

Hosted application services on an enterprise level has long been a dream of the software industry, something Salesforce is making a reality. But is any of this open source?

September 14, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


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