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

Linux contradictions between Google and EDS

Sometimes stories come across your desk, within minutes of each other, that are so contradictory you have to laugh.First we have Google, courting open source developers for its Google Code project.

March 17, 2005 by Dana Blankenhorn


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