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

Open source and PR

Nathan Willis suggests that open source could take a cue from Apple's PR department. Specifically, Willis says that open source projects would do well to emulate Apple's PR practices, given that Apple manages to garner huge amounts of news coverage each time they do product announcements.

March 2, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier

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Inside IBM's open source strategy

IBM's open source strategy is pretty simple when you come right down to it.Linux, and open source, will unite IBM's past with computing's future.

February 28, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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The European patent saga drags on

The No Software Patents website has a report on the latest in the software patent saga. Long story short: The European Commission is thumbing its nose (figuratively, of course) at the European Parliament's request to restart the legislative process.

February 28, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier

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Open attack on Wine

Well, at least the folks at Microsoft are admitting that their "Windows Genuine Advantage (WGA)" is designed to deny Wine users updates through Windows Update. (I love the Orwellian names that Microsoft comes up with.

February 25, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier

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How far does $100 million go?

All the way to India.When IBM announced recently it was putting $100 million into Linux development, I declined to get excited.

February 24, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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Let the mergers begin

Today MandrakeSoft announced that it was acquiring Conectiva, which was hailed as a merger of second-tier Linux sellers. A bit uncharitable, perhaps, but an apt description.

February 24, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier

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The great divide: open or free?

One of the great themes I've seen emerge in TalkBack has been a great divide on what should be the chief priority of open source.As we saw with Peter Brown, free is one priority.

February 23, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn

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