Larry Dignan

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet and Editorial Director of ZDNet's sister site TechRepublic. He was most recently Executive Editor of News and Blogs at ZDNet. Prior to that he was executive news editor at eWeek and news editor at Baseline. He also served as the East Coast news editor and finance editor at CNET News.com. Larry has covered the technology and financial services industry since 1995, publishing articles in WallStreetWeek.com, Inter@ctive Week, The New York Times, and Financial Planning magazine. He's a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism and the University of Delaware.

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Stephanie Condon

Stephanie Condon is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Portland, Oregon, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously covered politics for CBSNews.com, as well as the intersection of technology and politics for CNET. Stephanie graduated with a B.A. in communication from Stanford University.

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XML file formats, AJAX, Sun's freeware, watermarks and more...(The Dan & David Show)

XML file formats, AJAX, Sun's freeware, watermarks and more...(The Dan & David Show)

In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show, David gives Microsoft kudos for issuing a special covenant not to sue developers , including open source developers, who develop software that supports its XML-based Office file formats and speculates on how the Commonwealth of Massachusetts might respond to this move, in the context of the Open Document Format controversy.

December 1, 2005 by in Open Source

20th Anniversary Celebration featuring Intel CEO Paul Otellini

20th Anniversary Celebration featuring Intel CEO Paul Otellini

At last night's Churchill Club 20th anniversary event, Otellini was the featured guest and sat down for an interview with NPR's Moira Gunn. The softball interview touched on his 31 years at Intel, the company reorg around markets, WiMax as a step toward a global Internet and the social duties (hanging out with Prince Charles and Camilla in San Francisco) that come with being the CEO of a Silicon Valley icon.

December 1, 2005 by in Networking

Andy Grove: Engage and then plan

Andy Grove: Engage and then plan

Worth reading: In a Fortune cover story, "The Education of Andy Grove," Harvard historian Richard Tedlow shares his view that former head of Intel is the ideal model for leading a 21st century business. He calls Grove "America's greatest student and teacher of business" and goes on to say:It's a performance as remarkable as his life story.

November 30, 2005 by in Intel

Sun chooses zero barrier to entry

Sun chooses zero barrier to entry

Sun has added a new part to its motto "The network is the computer" with the corollary "Zero barrier to entry." Sun reiterated that it is making its entire stack open source over time, and announced that its complete software stack will be free.

November 30, 2005 by in Oracle

Watermarks: A better DRM than DRM itself?

Watermarks: A better DRM than DRM itself?

If you're a digital content expert or you've encountered my series of blog posts on Digital Restrictions Management (DRM), then you should know by now that the "R" in DRM is officially for the word "rights" and not the "Restrictions" that I have been using as a permanent substitute.  But, in its current incarnations from various vendors, DRM technology has turned out to be more about stripping you of your rights than it is about managing them in a way that we'd consider management.

November 30, 2005 by in Mobility

What makes Microsoft blink

What makes Microsoft blink

I read with interest David Berlind's latest remarks about the ongoing saga of XML versus ODF. [See Top open source lawyer blesses new terms on Microsoft's XML file format.

November 29, 2005 by in Microsoft

IBM follows Sun's lead with open letter to Massachusetts gov't

IBM follows Sun's lead with open letter to Massachusetts gov't

Yesterday, I wrote a blog entitled Let the file format hairsplitting begin.  The blog is about how Sun Microsystems director of corporate standards Carl Cargill sent a letter to Massachusetts Secretary of Administration and Finance Thomas Trimarco in hopes of influencing the outcome to a hotly contested debate over file format standardization in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

November 29, 2005 by in Microsoft

Sandbox schmandbox.  Java springs a critical security leak.

Sandbox schmandbox. Java springs a critical security leak.

If I ever get asked what it is that I'll most remember 2005 for, perhaps it will be the fact that two of the most widely-promoted-as-impregnable technologies weren't so impregnable after all.  The first of these is Oracle's database technology which the company's CEO Larry Ellison has routinely hocked as being unbreakable.

November 29, 2005 by in Open Source

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