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

Polite and Reasoned Discourse

The Linux community is under attack again for the behavior of a few individuals. ZDNet UK talks to Laura DiDio, an analyst for the Yankee Group, who is complaining that she's been ridiculed and harassed by Linux users who don't like what she's had to say.

April 7, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier

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The GPL is economic imperialism, Sun says

That is the heart of the argument Sun President Jonathan Schwartz made at the Open Source Business Conference this week. As reported by our own Stephen Shankland, because code used with GPL components must be released under the GPL, it imposes on its users a rather predatory obligation to disgorge all their IP back to the wealthiest nation in the world, the United States, where the GPL originated.

April 7, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Meet the new boss, same as the old boss?

Philip Howard of Bloor Research (right) says that if open source is strategic, it will benefit mainly the current players. Plus a change, plus c'est la mme chose, he writes.

April 4, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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What is in a name for SuSE?

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, wrote Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet. But will you love SuSE as I love SuSE once she goes by her married name of Novell?

April 1, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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