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.

Paula Rooney owns no stock in the companies that she covers. She holds a 401K that is managed by Morgan Stanley.

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Microsoft claims it is not party to patent claims against Linux

Microsoft claims it is not party to patent claims against Linux

Contrary to speculation, Microsoft is not behind the patent litigation filed against Linux distributors last week, the company insists."Microsoft is not a party to Acacia's lawsuit against Red Hat and Novell, nor are we involved in any way in this litigation," according to an official statement from the company, released Tuesday by Microsoft spokesman Mark Martin.

October 17, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

Winblad: Open Source VC Funding Is Not Drying Up

Winblad: Open Source VC Funding Is Not Drying Up

In spite of a recent slowdown in venture investment, open source remains high on the list of Hummer Winblad Venture Partners.Ann Winblad, a partner in the prominent San Francisco VC that funded MuleSource, said at MIT's Emerging Technologies Conference Thursday that the money will keep flowing as open source software penetrates deeper into the IT infrastructure, beyond the operating system, application, and database layers.

September 27, 2007 by in Enterprise Software

Adobe slips out first alpha of Flex Builder Linux IDE

Adobe slips out first alpha of Flex Builder Linux IDE

In light of Microsoft's recent "Moonlight" announcement with Novell, it should come as no surprise that Adobe quietly slipped out the first test version of its planned Linux plug-in for Flex at its MAX 2007 conference this week.On Wednesday, the tools giant made available the public alpha of Flex Builder IDE for Linux, the first release of Flex Builder for Desktop Linux.

October 3, 2007 by in Enterprise Software