Jo Best

Jo Best has been covering IT for over a decade for publications including silicon.com, Guardian Government Computing, and ZDNet in both London and Sydney. As a freelance writer and full-time student, Jo has an interest in health, mobile, and emerging tech.

Jo Best has nothing to disclose but her love of vegan cake. She holds no shares and has no business relationships with any of the companies she writes about.

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Negroponte: OLPC will not shun Microsoft

Negroponte: OLPC will not shun Microsoft

While the news Microsoft is making progress on developing a version of Windows for the so-called $100 laptop has caused some consternation, the head of the One Laptop Per Child Foundation says the project could not promote openness if it shunned Microsoft.

October 28, 2007 by in Open Source

Open source switch guide launched by EC

Open source switch guide launched by EC

The European Community (EC) yesterday launched a new set of guidelines designed to help government IT managers decide whether to make the switch from proprietary to open source software and how to migrate their systems.

October 22, 2003 by in Open Source