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 GPL wins again

Fortinet has apparently settled the suit filed by Harald Welte earlier this month. Welte, who founded gpl-violations.

May 2, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier


License management still a big business

Even with the danger of the SCO case fading, license management is proving to be a vital niche in the open source universe. Proof comes with today's announcement that former Sun chief marketing and strategy officer Mark Tolliver is the new CEO of Palamida, a license compliance service.

May 1, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Game over for Windows ISVs?

Some questions to ponder this weekend.When was the last time you found a really exciting, new Windows application, from a start-up or a near start-up?

April 29, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


The case of Brazil

Brazil may be the most interesting case study in open source today.It's not just their recent moves to mandate open source use by local governments.

April 27, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Open source does not end corporate intrigue

Just because a piece of software is open source does not mean we are no longer subject to corporate intrigue.David Berlind and this blog's own Joe Brockmeier combine to teach that lesson today.

April 25, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Putting the spin on IBM

Maybe I'm imagining it, but there seems to be a concerted effort on the part of Sun and team members lately to push the meme that IBM should be criticized for its lack of involvement with OpenOffice.

April 25, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier

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