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; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it.His work has been published in everything from highly technical publications (IEEE Computer, ACM NetWorker, Byte) to business publications (eWEEK, InformationWeek, ZDNet) to popular technology (Computer Shopper, PC Magazine, PC World) to the mainstream press (Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, BusinessWeek).

Paula Rooney

Paula Rooney has covered the software and technology industry for more than 20 years, starting with semiconductor design and mini-computer systems at EDN News and later focused on PC software companies including Microsoft, Lotus, Oracle, Red Hat, Novell and other open source and commercial software companies for CRN and PCWeek. She received a silver award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2005 for her profile on Linus Torvalds and edited and co-authored "Partnering With Microsoft," a book about Microsoft's channel published by CMP Publishing in 2004. Rooney graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. In her off time, she enjoys scuba diving, sailing, sun worshipping, running, reading, surfing (the net) and hanging out with her family. She resides on the shores of Scituate, Massachusetts.

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GPL, not Linux violations found by Welte

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 in Open Source

Taking the offensive - GPL-Violations.org

Taking the offensive - GPL-Violations.org

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 in Open Source

Microsoft's call for patent reform

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 in Legal

Wind River's open source moves

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 in Open Source

Is OSI license reform stalling?

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 in Open Source

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