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.
The copyright industry's response to the government's proposal to curb the unauthorised downloading of online content remains the same as it was years and years ago: it wants everyone else to take responsibility, and wants to reap the rewards.
For more than a decade, the US National Security Agency has been scooping up the personal data of Americans and people around the world, at its own will and pleasure.
Boston-based company Acquia has secured a contract to supply a Drupal-based solution to the City of Los Angeles.