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


The EFF chimes in on Sun's DRM scheme

I touched on Sun's DRM plans earlier this week, so I thought I'd throw in this release from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). It looks like the EFF takes a dim view of Sun's so-called "Open Media Commons.

August 25, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier


Open source mobility lags

As much fun as it may be to tweak Microsoft, or dream of open source breaking the Microsoft monopoly, the fact remains that mobile monopolies are tighter, bigger (in terms of units) and under much less threat from open source programmers.

August 25, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn