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

From Ingres to EnterpriseDB

Oracle is not universally beloved, and is at serious risk of seeing its market retire as more andmore systems decision making falls to younger people whose first loyalties might be toMicrosoft or Open Source, instead of to IBM or Oracle. That's the market enterpriseDB is going after,and by all reports I've seen so far, they might well have the product to do it.

June 13, 2005 by Paul Murphy


Sourcelabs acquires Brand Perens

Sourcelabs is 100% behind the "political" aspect of Perens' life, his work against software patents and the DRM shut-out of Open Source from content players. You might say they like him, they really like him.

June 9, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Linus on Licensing

It may strike you as interesting that it's 1998 and he still thinks of Linux as "free Unix for the 386" but whatshould be thought provoking is the clarity of his decision. There's no absolutism or partisanship here: he choose the GPL, not because it was morally better for everyone,but because it offers a better fit to his personal needs.

June 9, 2005 by Paul Murphy


Apple and KHTML, together again

With all the noise about Apple's decision to switch to Intel chips (in a few years...) there hasn't been much made of the WebKit Open Source Project, including CVS access to WebCore and JavaScriptCore, public bug tracker, public mailing lists and IRC channel to better work with the open source community.

June 9, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier

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Reminder about Linux and resumes

So what can you do? Tailor your resume to text search enginesthat rely on simple word matches - mention every Unix variantyou can reasonably claim at least once,but be prepared to justify your inclusions to a sceptical recruiter.

June 8, 2005 by Paul Murphy


Three Licensing Strategies

Last week I described the concept of open source licensing as strategy, mainly from a theoretical viewpoint.Let's see how it works in the real world, "ripped from the headlines" as they say.

June 7, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn