A professional journalist with decades of experience, Sam for nine years used DOS and then Windows, which led him to start experimenting with GNU/Linux in 1998. Since then he has written widely about the use of both free and open source software, and the people behind the code. His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.
Using a title like The Decline and fall of IBM for a book is a big call; there needs to be a lot of meaty stuff within those covers to justify the name. On that count, Robert X. Cringely's recently released book fails.
The Australian special minister of state, Michael Ronaldson, has refused to honour a Senate motion to release the source code of EasyCount, the application used for counting votes in Senate elections.
A director of the OpenBSD Foundation, the project which has taken on the job of cleaning up the code of the OpenSSL cryptographic library, says a version that cane be used with Windows is not out of the question.