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

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


Is OSI license reform stalling?

Is the Open Source Initiative work of reforming open source licensing stalling? That's one possible conclusion from word they now have their third president in three months, as originally reported by our own David Berlind.

March 8, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


How to fight the FUD

What the Open Source Development Lab (OSDL) needs right now is a little PR help. So start spreading the GNUs.

March 8, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn