Profile of Matthew McKenzie
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Articles by Matthew McKenzie
posted in November 2004
Last week, a group of Open Source pioneers joined the battle over the future of software patents in the European Union. Over the next several weeks, the EU could fall into the same legal trap that ensnared the U.S. software industry--or it could take the first step towards dumping the concept of software patents once and for all.
If you work in the IT department of a publicly-traded company, you're probably familiar with Sarbanes-Oxley. If the very sight of that name causes an annoying facial tic and makes you want a cigarette, and if your company also happens to use open-source software, we need to talk.
Sun Microsystems is releasing early source code snapshots of its next J2SE release to get outside programmers more involved in the development process.
A security expert reported two potentially significant bugs in Linux software used to share file and print services with Windows-based systems.
SCO's tenure as the most hated tech company in the world may soon be over. As a matter of fact, its tenure as a company may soon be over, period, if a Novell legal filing posted on Groklaw last week turns out to be nearly as big as it seems.
A while back, I asked you to share your experiences with Linux on laptop computers. Most of you who wrote back love your Linux laptops, and you're happy you made the switch. But enough of you also dealt with hardware glitches to suggest that installing Linux on a laptop is still a lot messier than installing it on a desktop PC.
A security firm endorses OS X and BSD as the world's most secure operating systems, and it names Linux as the most common target of successful online attacks.
It's Election Day, and voters across the United States are busy renewing their whining privileges for the next four years. This election year could also deliver some interesting--and perhaps ugly--experiences with electronic voting systems.