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

GPL, not Linux violations found by Welte

Our own Stephen Shankland has a story out illustrating the continuing confusion over the word Linux. The story is that Harald Welte, who runs the GPL Violations Project, found 13 hardware companies at CeBIT who were violating the GPL of GNU-Linux by not releasing code based on it.

March 16, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


The sad plight of VB6 developers

Despite pleas from its developers, Microsoft is ending free support for Visual Basic 6 this month.For the open source community, this is no great loss.

March 16, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier


Upgrades to Google, world

Upgrade a network application and it propagates immediately to all users. In many ways thats all Google is, a networked Linux application (database-driven).

March 15, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Taking the offensive -

Doing my evening browsing, I ran across the GPL Violations website, put together by Harald Welte -- one of the heroes of open source (or free software, if you prefer). Welte is a contributor to several projects, including the Netfilter/iptables project that provides the framework for packet filtering, network address translation (NAT) and packet mangling for the 2.

March 14, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier


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


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


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