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

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


Debian release update

Wondering about the status of Debian "Sarge," otherwise known as the next stable release of Debian? Andreas Barth has posted an update for the next Debian installer release candidate (RC3), which also gives some clue as to when Sarge might finally show up for duty.

March 6, 2005 by Joe Brockmeier


Major applications tiptoe toward open source

Late last year we identified a trend of second-tier application vendors making their products open source.The trend for 2005 is for major applications to tiptoe into this water, looking for competitive advantage with limited releases of source code.

March 5, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


Putting Linux on your iPod

New Scientist reports that a German teen,Nils Schneider, has managed to get Linux working on his iPod by using sound.Herr Schneidersays Bernard Leach, a UK software engineer who helped set up the so-called iPod Linux project, worked out how to control the piezoelectric component within the iPod, which clicks when you load songs.

March 3, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


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