Jason Perlow

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Jason Perlow, Senior Technology Editor at ZDNet, is a technologist with over two decades of experience integrating large heterogeneous multi-vendor computing environments in Fortune 500 companies. His expressed views do not necessarily represent those of his employer, The Linux Foundation.

My full-time employer is The Linux Foundation, a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. I write as a freelancer for ZDNet. The postings and opinions on this blog are my own and don't necessarily represent the positions, strategies or opinions of the Linux Foundation.

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Cookin' with Linux

Cookin' with Linux

While installing and building Linux servers has never been simpler, it's still easy to get burned. There are many ways to roll a Linux-based solution, and not all of them will fit your customers' specific needs.

November 20, 2000 by in Open Source

Open Source Commandments II: Passover Penguins

Open Source Commandments II: Passover Penguins

In my previous piece discussing the first four Open Source Commandments I talked a bit about the traditions of Passover, where Jewish families gather together to eat a festive meal and discuss our liberation from slavery in Egypt during the reign of the Pharaoh (while the one in the Hagaddah is named Rameses , the actual identity of that Egyptian king during the Exodus is open to heavy interpretation, given the current mass of supporting archeological evidence.

April 18, 2008 by in Open Source

On the future of Open Source thought leadership

On the future of Open Source thought leadership

After over a decade of being in the shadow of the Free Software movement and 30 years of its inflexible dogmatic principles, disruptive new Open Source thought leadership is emerging that is truly able to compromise with the realistic needs of business and end-users without carrying the baggage of strict adherence to an ideology that is by definition a culture of exclusion. (artwork by Spidermonkey, Inc.

October 8, 2009 by in Open Source