Paula Rooney

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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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Moglen: Bilski decision set back patent reform for more than a decade

Moglen: Bilski decision set back patent reform for more than a decade

The US Supreme Court's recent Bilski decison set back patent reform by at least a decade, one top Linux defender said.At LinuxCon, Software Freedom Law Center chairman Eben Moglen said the late June decision -- which extended to one business process the same patent protections that traditionally covered machines -- will keep trollers in business and open source companies on guard.

August 11, 2010 by in Legal

Red Hat, Novell win verdict in Linux patent infringement case

Red Hat, Novell win verdict in Linux patent infringement case

More great news for Linux distributors Red Hat and Novell, which prevailed in a patent infringement case brought by IP Innovation.IP Innovation, a unit of Acacia Research and holder of multiple patent portfolios, alleged that the two Linux companies infringed three patents that protect computer GUIs that span multiple work sites and that allow users to access icons remotely, the court documents show.

May 1, 2010 by in Legal

OIN spearheads review of Microsoft FAT patents

OIN spearheads review of Microsoft FAT patents

The Open Invention Network is making good on its pledge to try to overturn the Linux-related patents that were contained in Microsoft's recently settled litigation against TomTomNV.OIN announced today that three patents in the lawsuit -- including those the deal with the creation of long and short file names -- have been named for prior art review on the Post-Issue Peer-to-Patent website linked to the Linux Defenders portal.

April 27, 2009 by in Legal

Is the open source IPO a pipe dream?

Is the open source IPO a pipe dream?

Will Red Hat be the only major pure play open source company to go public?That’s what observers are wondering as more and more open source stars are swallowed up by traditional proprietary giants, with Nokia’s purchase of Trolltech – announced yesterday - and Sun’s buy of MySQL earlier this month being the most recent.

January 28, 2008 by in Legal