Larry Dignan

Editor-in-Chief, ZDNet; Editorial Director, TechRepublic

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.

Larry Dignan has nothing to disclose. He does not hold investments in the technology companies he covers.

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Red Hat settles patent suit

Red Hat settles patent suit

Red Hat on Tuesday said it has settled a patent infringement lawsuit that covers the company's open source software and any other derivative works.The lawsuit was launched by Firestar Software and DataTern in 2006.

June 10, 2008 by in Linux

IT budgets: Shifting by the week?

IT budgets: Shifting by the week?

The technology earnings season kicks off in earnest Tuesday when Intel reports its second quarter results, but the outlook for the sector may sound like a broken record: Visibility is low and IT budgets fluctuate with everything from CEO mood swings to the stock market.A handful of companies---Dell, Infosys, Red Hat, Oracle, and Lawson---have already riffed on technology budgets amid a volatile economic picture.

July 13, 2009 by in Linux

LiMo's Linux mobile device platform on tap

LiMo's Linux mobile device platform on tap

The LiMo Foundation said the first release of its Linux-based platform for mobile devices is on track for March delivery.LiMo, a consortium of mobile industry players including Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic, Samsung Electronics and Vodafone, added that its handset software and its application programming interface (API) specs will also be delivered in March.

February 4, 2008 by in Linux