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

The well-mannered marketplace

Still catching up on my blog reading after my trip to LWCE, and the long car trip back. This post on Copyfight highlights an important point about the DMCA and how it relates to open source.

August 19, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier


It's Bloggie time!

The general rule is that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. The TANSTAAFL rule still applies. There Ain't No Such Thing As A Free Lunch.

August 18, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Open source' Chinese wall

Language creates patterns of thought that affect everything else you do, including programming. If the cutting edge of Linux becomes Chinese (or when it becomes Chinese), what are you going to do?

August 18, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


OpenSUSE: Where's the excitement?

At LinuxWorld Conference & Expo last week, I went to Novell's press conference on OpenSUSE, and sat down with Novell's Director of Marketing for Linux, Greg Mancusi-Ungaro to talk about the project and how Novell plans to differentiate OpenSUSE from Fedora. As Dana points out, the project doesn't seem to be setting the world on fire with excitement.

August 17, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier


SUSE opens to yawns

Given the fact that it's a community that drives better in the case of open source, first-mover advantage may actually be more important here than in the commercial world.

August 15, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Open source obligations

We have a mandate in the open source world generally not to do evil. I think it's the unspoken part of the open source contract. But that's not as easy to do as it sounds.

August 10, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn