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

Speculating on Red Hat and Microsoft

CNET reported last week that Red Hat CEO Matthew Szulik and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer met for lunch in New York. That's something like Michael Moore and Rush Limbaugh chowing down together -- you just wouldn't expect it to happen.

May 15, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier


Is open source nimble enough?

Open source will need a much bigger market share before the open source process can fill fast-changing niches faster than proprietary solutions.

May 13, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


How do open source enterprises handle security?

Security may be one of the biggest challenges facing the open source enterprise.When I say enterprise, of course, I mean enterprise -- hundreds of servers, thousands of desktops, and truly heterogenous environments.

May 12, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Bye-bye broadcast flag

Just in the nick of time, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has shot down the Federal Communications Commission's over-reaching efforts to require hardware to honor the "broadcast flag.

May 9, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier


Debian freezes over

We've been following the progress of Debian's upcoming stable release ("Sarge") for some time, and now is a good time to check in on Debian's progress. Let me preface this by saying that I'm a big fan of Debian, the distribution and the community that actually produces the distro.

May 5, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier


Depoliticizing open source

Much of the commentary on John Carroll's piece about Third World open source movements was political. (The illustration is by Linda Herzog of Vista, California, a member of the Nature Artists group.

May 5, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn