Jon Gold

Staff Writer

Jon covers open-source, mobile, network managment and partridges in pear trees for Network World. Get at him via email or Twitter.

Will embedded OS and middleware help save Blackberry?

Open-source's former 'police' now helping businesses adopt

The growth of open-source in the business world has wrought a lot of changes, but few are as striking as the turnabout of Black Duck Software.

Cloud threatening software freedom, advocate says

Cloud threatening software freedom, advocate says

The public cloud increasingly is isolating users from the actual computing that they’re doing, threatening their control over the process and posing a danger to software freedom, said academic and former Debian project leader Stefano...

Stallman joins the Internet, talks net neutrality, patents and more

Stallman joins the Internet, talks net neutrality, patents and more

According to Richard Stallman, Facebook is a “monstrous surveillance engine” and tech companies working for patent reform aren’t going nearly far enough.

Big network names oppose Title II regulations, with major exceptions

Big network names oppose Title II regulations, with major exceptions

The FCC’s net neutrality decision last month that imposed stricter regulations on Internet Service Providers, under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, has networking companies opposing each other even more fiercely than usual....

Survey: Users hate lack of privacy controls on Internet

Internet users want privacy, but it’s increasingly difficult to find, according to a study released today by open-source software company Open-Xchange.

Linux ‘code of conflict’ takes aim at developers’ bad-tempered reputation

The world of Linux kernel development can be a contentious place. But a “patch” authored by senior developer Greg Kroah-Hartman is looking to raise the tone a bit.

Google killing Google Code

Google killing Google Code

Google announced today that it would henceforth stop accepting new projects for Google Code, as a prelude to shutting down the project hosting platform completely as of January of 2016.

Big data and battle tanks: Inside World of Tanks’ powerful infrastructure

Big data and battle tanks: Inside World of Tanks’ powerful infrastructure

Tracking the scores, progress and behavior of millions of players around the globe playing an online game is no laughing matter, according to T.J. Wagner, an executive producer and creative director for World of Tanks publisher...

13 weird and wonderful sights at PAX East 2015

13 weird and wonderful sights at PAX East 2015

In which the author indulges in gratuitous nerd nostalgia.

It’s a road show for the guys behind PAX East’s big, big LAN party

It’s a road show for the guys behind PAX East’s big, big LAN party

Among the many other exciting diversions for those of a nerdy bent at PAX East 2015, there is a LAN party. And as you might expect, it’s not your average hastily erected LAN, with computers situated around a couple cheap consumer...

Demand for Linux jobs shooting up fast

Demand for Linux jobs shooting up fast

The Linux Foundation released a report this week that says employees with Linux skills are in high demand, with hiring managers working hard to bring them in.

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