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

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


Too much information

I usually stick to open source-related topics on this blog, but this story really resonated with me. Dr.

March 31, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier


Open source bundling

Open source bundling is the new trend. Martin Lamonica's story yesterday about SourceLabs describes one such bundles.

March 31, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


What is your open source business model?

One of the big criticisms of open source is its apparent lack of a business model.If you're not selling software, if you're letting customers see the code, where is the money coming from to keep the doors open?

March 29, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Will a new GPL cause project forks?

ZDNet UK has a piece about concerns over the next version of the GNU General Public License. The article points to a thread on the Debian Legal mailing list, discussing the fact that the Linux kernel is distributed exclusively under the GPL version 2.

March 24, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier


Microsoft's negotiable source initiative

In his interview last week with our ownDavid Berlind Microsoft open source strategist Jason Matusow (right) articulated a new open source concept I call negotiable source.Negotiable source means you can negotiate for some open source rights and the responsibility that comes with them.

March 24, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


The bandwagon effect of Windows

Mass market endorsements can have a powerful 'bandwagon' effect. (The illustration and headline come from The Band Wagon starring Fred Astaire.

March 24, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn