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

A better way to fight the FUD

A few days ago I criticized the OSDL and asked its leadership to display some PR skills.Yesterday, OSDL President Stuart Cohen (left)answered the call.

March 11, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Microsoft's call for patent reform

You know the patent system has gotten bad when a company holding 4,500 patents is calling for patent reform. According to the piece in InfoWorld, Microsoft is calling for patent reform in the United States.

March 10, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier

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Wind River's open source moves

Wind River has continued its move toward open source, joining Eclipse and even contributing to SourceForge. I think this is big news, and not just because yet-another proprietary software outfit is dipping its toe in the open source water.

March 9, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Is OSI license reform stalling?

Is the Open Source Initiative work of reforming open source licensing stalling? That's one possible conclusion from word they now have their third president in three months, as originally reported by our own David Berlind.

March 8, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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How to fight the FUD

What the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) needs right now is a little PR help. So start spreading the GNUs.

March 8, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Debian release update

Wondering about the status of Debian "Sarge," otherwise known as the next stable release of Debian? Andreas Barth has posted an update for the next Debian installer release candidate (RC3), which also gives some clue as to when Sarge might finally show up for duty.

March 6, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier

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Major applications tiptoe toward open source

Late last year we identified a trend of second-tier application vendors making their products open source.The trend for 2005 is for major applications to tiptoe into this water, looking for competitive advantage with limited releases of source code.

March 5, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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